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Local unions lead school-supply drive

 

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Kande Merriman, left, a para-professional at Lake Roosevelt Elementary, and Jesse Utz, PSE Union president and Pathways coordinator at Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School, hold signs along Midway Avenue encouraging drivers to stop and donate toward the cause.

It's hard to go to school without school supplies.

The Public School Employees union from Lake Roosevelt, joined this year by the teachers union, worked on Monday to "Stuff The Bus" with school supplies for students ranging from preschoolers to seniors in high school.

PSE members stationed themselves along Midway Avenue with a school bus in Grand Coulee to collect supplies and cash donations towards supplies, while Grand Coulee Dam Education Association members stationed near Harvest Foods in Coulee Dam did the same.

Their efforts raised $720 in cash, including contributions from multiple...



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