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WASL retakes set for next week

Sunnyside High School will hold retakes of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) next week.

Testing will run from Aug. 6 through Aug. 9 for reading, writing and math. All testing sessions will begin at 8 a.m.

The reading sections of the test will be given on Monday, Aug. 6, the math sections on Tuesday, Aug. 7, and the writing sections on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8-9.

Students are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

For those students who haven't already signed up to retake the WASL, standby tests will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided to students during the four-day testing period.

Outlook man injured in crash near Benton City

BENTON CITY - Inattention has been listed as the cause for a two-vehicle accident that injured an Outlook man yesterday morning.

Washington State Patrol troopers report that Harvey B. Patterson, 73, of Outlook was westbound on I-82 near Benton City when the 9:15 a.m. Monday morning accident occurred.

According to the WSP, Patterson was in the passing lane in his 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer and moved into the right lane, rear-ending a 1996 Kenworth dump truck, driven by Mitchell L. Hough, 41, of Kennewick. Hough avoided injuries, but his dump truck sustained approximately $5,000 worth of damages.

Patterson's Trailblazer was totaled, according to troopers. The Outlook man, despite being buckled in to a safety restraint, required medical attention as a result of the crash and was transported by ambulance to Kadlec Hospital in the Tri-Cities.

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