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  • AP exams will take place online from May 11 to May 22
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Businesses join fight against COVID-19 by aiding health care workers

At Canyon Park Starbucks, the drive-thru and mobile ordering services remain open, offering free “tall” size hot coffees to any and all healthcare personnel actively working to fight the coronavirus. Many local businesses have also adapted to online and mobile ordering with contactless pickups to minimize the spread of disease. Photo by Sonya Sheptunov

Divya Akkiraju, Co-Business Manager

May 26, 2020

From software companies to local restaurants, businesses across the nation have shifted away from their typical operations and are aiding health care workers fighting against the coronavirus pandemic. Though several companies lack the financial ability to fund medical research and equipment manufact...

Presidential election continues despite COVID-19 concerns

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 presidential election continues. With the election happening in Nov. households in the state of Washington will receive ballots that can be mailed in or dropped off at ballot boxes like this one in Canyon Park Plaza. Photo by Sonya Sheptunov

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

May 24, 2020

Presidential campaigns continue even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. On March 17, President Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee after clinching the majority of delegates. Former Vice President Joe Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee after Vermont Senator Bernie Sa...

The economic cost of COVID-19

The economic cost of COVID-19. Art by Minita Layal

Minita Layal, Feature Editor

May 22, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases tops 4 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University, many are worried about the global economic toll of the virus. Politicians, citizens and scientists are all worried about the short and long term economic future that the breakdown of the global supply chain and ...

ASB elections continue despite school closures

Rory Knettles, A&E Editor

May 1, 2020

Meet your ASB President candidates for the 2020-2021 school year  Despite school cancelations, ASB executive elections will still be held virtually on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. via a Google Form sent through student email accounts. Voters will decide who will lead Inglemoor’s ASB, therefore deciding...

Democratic primary results show Biden in the lead

National News graphic; Nordic News circa 2018-2019. Graphic utilized in print. Art by Aditi Jain

Minita Layal, Feature Editor

April 2, 2020

The democratic presidential primaries and caucuses for the 2020 presidential elections kicked off on Feb. 3 in Iowa. Primary elections and caucuses decide which candidate from each party will become the nominee for president. Primaries and caucuses differ in the way that primaries are funded by the state ...

Mental Competency Bill Proposed in Senate

State for local, state, national. State graphic for print. Art by Aditi Jain

Minita Layal, Feature Editor

March 31, 2020

Lawmakers proposed Senate Bill 6109 in February which could provide treatment to patients with mental health issues without their consent. If passed, a pilot program would begin in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties in January 2021 to provide treatment and personal care to mentally-ill patients who ar...

KCLS updates printing policy

Seattle Space Needle; local news graphic to be used for local news. Art by Aditi Jain

Minita Layal, Feature Editor

March 29, 2020

Starting Mar. 1, new pay stations installed in all King County Library System (KCLS) libraries can be used to pay fines or pay for printing as part of the new printing policy instituted by the library. This implementation comes after the decision in January to switch to paid printing due to sustainability an...

Coronavirus pandemic forces closures, precautions across state

Bothell High School was the first school in the Northshore School District to close because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. 
Date of Photo:(Mar. 22, 2020)

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

March 27, 2020

On Mar. 23, Washington Gov. Jay Inlsee instituted a “stay at home” order for state citizens, hoping to contain the spread of coronavirus. The order prohibits people from leaving their homes or places of residence unless it's for essential activities, such as grocery shopping or required medical ap...

King County Metro approves paid parking permits

Seattle Space Needle; local news graphic to be used for local news. Art by Aditi Jain

Gloria Shen, Reporter

February 7, 2020

On July 24, the Metropolitan King County Council voted 5-3 to begin selling parking permits that set aside spaces at nine of the busiest park and rides in the area. The permits, which began selling early Nov., went into effect on Dec. 2 of last year.  Permit prices vary significantly, depending ...

Tidbits and plaudits: February

Tidbits and plaudits graphic. February 2020.

Sonya Sheptunov, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2020

Tidbits: Applications for Nordic News and Scandia staff for 2020-2021 are due Feb. 13 to adviserts Joanna Little and Zane Mills, respectively. Solo Ensemble performances begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday! Check your email or the Inglemoor Website for the schedule and locations. Register for a pra...

Seattle minimum wage increases to $16 an hour

State for local, state, national. State graphic for print. Art by Aditi Jain

Gloria Shen, Reporter

February 7, 2020

On Jan. 1, 2020, workers in Seattle received an increase in minimum wage in accordance with Initiative 1433 which passed in 2016.  The initiative, which set yearly wage gains from 2017-2020, has increased minimum wage to $16.39 for large employers and $15.75 for small employers. In 2019, large emp...

West Sammamish River Bridge Replacement Project set to begin in March

Cars cross the West Sammamish River Bridge at sunset on Feb. 3, 2020. The bridge is set to be demolished during the second phase of the project in 2021. Photo by Sonya Sheptunov

Sonya Sheptunov, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2020

The West Sammamish River Bridge—a southbound bridge and also one of only two main ways of getting to Inglemoor High School—will begin construction in spring of 2020 as part of the West Sammamish River Bridge Replacement project. The project entails a three-part process, City of Kenmore engineer John V...

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