From the KWSO Newsroom

The new Warm Springs K-8 Academy has a full week of school under its belt and students are getting into their new school year routine.  Principal Glenna DeSouza wanted to remind parents about the process for checking in at the school.  When you enter the building from the parking lot off East Tenino Road, go through the double doors and turn right into the school office.  All other doors are locked in accordance with safety policies.  If you are going in to spend lunch with your student, you can pick up a visitor’s badge in office.  If you need to make an appointment to talk with a teacher, office staff will take your name and contact information and relay that message.  Picture days are coming to the K-8 Academy next week.  On Tuesday from 8:30am – 1pm its pictures for 6th thru 8th grade students and next Thursday from 8:30 til 1 – it’s picture day for Kindergarten thru 5th graders.

For the second time this year, federal officials are releasing additional water from a Northern California reservoir to combat a parasite that threatens to kill thousands of salmon in the drought-parched Klamath River. The decision was made following discovery of a parasite known as Ich (ick), which attacks salmon in stagnant water conditions.

The state Bureau of Labor and Industries says more than 140,000 Oregon workers will get a pay raise when the minimum wage goes up the first of the year. It’s a 15-cent an hour hike, from $9.10 to $9.25. It will affect roughly 8 percent of Oregon’s workforce. The increase means Oregon will have the nation’s second-highest minimum wage behind Washington.

Project managers with the Federal Highway Administration have approved a proposed new segment of US 97 just east of the current highway in Bend’s Northern section.  The project has been in the planning stages for about 10 years with a goal of reducing congestion in that area.  The next step for the project will be to seek funding.