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Congressman takes in local school challenges


Rep. Dan Newhouse, Superintendent Paul Turner and Newhouse staffer Jessica McCarthy take in the view from a stairwell at Lake Roosevelt Schools as Turner gives Newhouse an overview of the Grand Coulee Dam School District's challenges and strengths Tuesday. - Jacob Wagner photo

Congressman Dan Newhouse visited Lake Roosevelt Schools Tuesday, touring the building and learning about the challenges the school district faces, particularly financial issues.

Newhouse represents Washington's 4th Congressional District, which spans Central Washington from Oregon to Canada, including most of the Grand Coulee Dam area.

Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner and school board Chairman Rich Black showed the congressman around, and three members of Newhouse's staff joined the tour, taking notes.

Turner spoke with Newhouse about qualities of the school, in...

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