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Democratic primary results show Biden in the lead

Democratic primary results show Biden in the lead

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

Mental Competency Bill Proposed in Senate

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

KCLS updates printing policy

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

Coronavirus pandemic forces closures, precautions across state

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

King County Metro approves paid parking permits

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: February

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

Seattle minimum wage increases to $16 an hour

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

West Sammamish River Bridge Replacement Project set to begin in March

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...

State of emergency declared over Australian bushfires, donations pour in

State of emergency declared over Australian bushfires, donations pour in

Rory Knettles, A&E Editor

February 7, 2020

Australia continues to endure the massive spread of fires that started in late September 2019. As of Feb. 2, an estimated one billion animals and 33 people, including three American firefighters, have died and 1,300 families have lost their homes. According to the Los Angeles Times, 2,700 firefighters, includin...

Coronavirus vaccine in development after international outbreak

Coronavirus vaccine in development after international outbreak

Rory Knettles, A&E Editor

February 7, 2020

  Wuhan, China is the epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak. It was first reported in late December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread rapidly to many parts of the country. As of Jan. 21 Seattle, WA has confirmed a Snohomish County case and medical professionals are investigating possible case...

US claims retaliatory Iranian attack

US claims retaliatory Iranian attack

Gloria Shen, Reporter

February 7, 2020

After President Trump ordered a drone attack on Jan. 3 that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, reports and domestic intelligence are claiming that Iran is planning a retaliatory attack on Americans currently stationed in Africa.  The majority of the information is sourced from Army General Stephen Townsend, the ...

Nordic applications for 2020-2021 schoolyear

Nordic applications for 2020-2021 schoolyear

Rahima Baluch, Web-Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

Vikings! With registration for next year in progress, Nordic News is encouraging you to apply for a position on our staff for the 2020-2021 school year. Inglemoor’s award-winning paper consists of some of the school’s top writers, photographers, artists and designers. If you would like to be conside...

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