Transportation

The transition from a long summer break to the start of a new school year is difficult for the entire family.

To quell those back to school butterflies, the Highline YMCA offers tips that can reduce "first day of school jitters" for children, adolescents and parents.

According to Patti Curde, senior director of community programs for the YMCA of Greater Seattle, back-to-school time is one of the most stressful times of the year for parents and students.

"Logistics, childcare, homework, new relationships and more must all be confronted and resolved if the family

08/31/2005

Editor's Note: With Highline schools set to resume classes on Wednesday, Sept. 7, Times/News reporter Eric Mathison recently talked with new Superintendent John Welch. Welch, previously deputy superintendent, replaced the retiring Dr. Joe McGeehan on July 1. Mathison has covered Highline schools for five years. This is part two of that interview; part one appeared Aug. 24.

In the elementaries, you launched a reading initiative. Are you going more toward a math initiative now?

Welch: Our performance in math is not where it needs to be.

08/31/2005

The monorail to West Seattle can be built if the public and the Seattle City Council support it, acting monorail board chairman Kristina Hill said last week.

Since the project originated with the people, the project is not getting a fair share of attention from the state or the city, Hill told the West Seattle Herald.

"I think they see us as different kind of project than Sound Transit, which had two years to do a turnaround," said Hill.

08/24/2005

Acting chair for the Seattle Monorail Project, Kristina Hill, said she believes that with the support of the Seattle City Council and the community, the Monorail Project still has a chance to emerge as a successful mass transit system for the city.

Hill said since the project originated with the people, the project is not getting a fair share of attention from the state or the city.

"I think they see us as a different kind of project than Sound Transit who had two years to do a turnaround," said Hill.

08/24/2005

Darlene Madenwald said her top priorities in her first run for a Seattle City Council seat would largely focus on the growing healthcare concerns and quality of life.

"I would like a chance to make this city healthier," she said.

Madenwald, a 61-year-old nurse from Kansas, said she grew up with humble beginnings so she knows what it takes to persevere over rough odds and doubtful people.

She came to Seattle in 1966 to work at the University of Washington Hospital after finishing her bachelor's degree in nursing at the University of Wichita and then went on to t

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While the tax cutters chop away at the public purse, Seattle and many other juristictions are dithering while the infrastructure crumbles and collapses.

08/24/2005

monorail

We, the people of Seattle, voted to get the monorail four times for many reasons.

08/24/2005