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Prepare for emergencies by enrolling in training Nov. 29

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 28, 2014

In trying to plan for the unexpected, officials are asking local residents to take part in training Nov. 29 for local Info Hubs.

An Info Hub is one in a network of emergency communications sites set up to provide residents with a place to obtain and share information in case of an emergency situation.

Info Hub groups meet for training and practice four times a year, any time there is a fifth Saturday in any given month. The next Info Hub session is at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at local Info Hubs. A post-drill debriefing is planned for 10:30 a.m. that same day at Fire Station 82, 1851 228th Ave. N.E.

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Sports

Skyline soccer shows heart in capturing third

Recovering from a heartbreaking loss isn’t something the Skyline Spartans wanted to do at the Class 4A state soccer tournament, but they did it successfully last weekend.

By Paul Gibian Skyline High School’s Lindsey Fujiwara (23) controls the ball through the middle of the field as Gig Harbor’s Kaysie Bruce (14) and Mia Ostergren (20) defend during the Class 4A state soccer tournament in Puyallup Nov. 22.

By Paul Gibian
Skyline High School’s Lindsey Fujiwara (23) controls the ball through the middle of the field as Gig Harbor’s Kaysie Bruce (14) and Mia Ostergren (20) defend during the Class 4A state soccer tournament in Puyallup Nov. 22.

Skyline got goals from three of its top offensive players — Lindsey Fujiwara, Amanda Johnston and Kelli Sullivan — to earn a 3-1 win over the Gig Harbor Tides in the match for third and fourth places Nov. 22 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

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Schools

Let’s Talk About It — What causes school shootings?

For decades, school shootings have plagued our country.

Zoe Buchli Beat reporter

Zoe Buchli
Issaquah High Schoo

In fact, since 1980, there have been more than 100 college and high school shootings recorded in the United States. There are a plethora of theories as to why they occur so frequently, but is there a single, definitive reason for these shootings or do they result from a complex combination of things?

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