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KELA News Headlines for Friday, March 27, 2015


Tenino mayor fires police chief

Tenino Mayor Bret Broderson Wednesday fired Tenino’s Police Chief John Hutchings. In a statement released by the Chief, the Mayor stated that "he wants to take a different direction in the leadership of the Police Department." The citizens of Tenino have not been silent about the action. Several have written letters and posted messages on social media demanding an immediate explanation, and some have gone as far as stating they want the Mayor’s resignation. Hutchings, an over 30 year police veteran, has been in post since 2012. Mayor Broderson was unavailable for comment.


Toledo School Board to hold superintendent forums

The Toledo School Board has announced they will be holding public forums next week for local residents to interact with finalists for the position of superintendent, with a candidate expected to be offered the job by next month.  The schedule to meet with the finalists is Chris Rust on Monday; Tuesday with Desiree Gould; Mike Morgan on Wednesday; Chris Fritsch on Thursday and Friday with James Harris.  The public meetings are from 6 PM to 6:30 PM in the Toledo High School Commons.  The School Board will also be meeting in executive session each of those days to interview the finalists.


Bills clear Legislature to create new medical school

Bills cleared the Washington Legislature Wednesday that gives Washington State University something that it’s never had before: a medical school. If Governor Inslee goes along with the Legislature as expected, a century-old restriction that says the only state medical school could be at the University of Washington would be lifted.  The bill received bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.  If the governor signs the bill into law, the new WSU medical school could be training 120 new doctors a year in Spokane within a few years.


Centralia College students honored Thursday

Two Centralia College students were honored Thursday in Olympia as members of the 2015 All-Washington Academic Team for two-year colleges in the state.  Centralia College's representatives are Jeremy Brockman and Aaron Thomas.  They were selected by college president Dr. Robert Frost based on their academic achievement, community involvement, and service to the college.


"Gremlins" is next in 2015 Fox Theatre Film Series

The next movie in the 2015 Fox Theatre Film Series is Saturday.  Historic Fox Theatre restorations president Scott White says there will be two showings of the 1984 movie “Gremlins.”  White says “Gremlins” is being sponsored by Builders Surplus Northwest.  There are showings at 2 PM and 7 PM.  Tickets are $8 or a family pass that admits up to four people for $20.  Fox theatre members get in for $7. All proceeds go towards the restoration of the art deco theater built in 1930.
































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