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KIRO Newsradio Headlines: Former principal settles with district over termination

The KIRO Newsradio newsdesk brings you their top stories on the morning of Friday, August 5.

KIRO Newsradio Headlines: Monkeypox declared public health emergency

2-year-old hospitalized after eating fentanyl at local park

A 2-year-old was hospitalized Thursday, after his mother believes may have picked up and swallowed a fentanyl tablet at a Tacoma park.

Police have asked the Tacoma Parks Supervisor to check the park for other potentially dangerous items.

Park employees are checking the park to make sure there are no other pills.

Former principal settles with district over termination

A former principal at Seattle’s Cleveland High School has reached a settlement with the district.

Catherine Brown resigned after she says she was disciplined for telling families there had been a decision to scale back COVID-19 contact tracing.

She said the district didn’t want her to say anything about the change.

According to The Seattle Times, Brown will receive more than $205,000 dollars in exchange for not seeking damages or retaliation claims against Seattle Public Schools.

Students protested in May over the situation.

Seattle Public Schools did not respond to requests to comment on the settlement.

Missing Indigenous Person in Kirkland

A search is underway for a 26-year-old woman last seen in Kirkland on Tuesday afternoon.

Kirkland Police identify Taci Marson as an indigenous woman who left her group home in the 13400 block of 89th Ave NE to go out for a walk around 1 p.m.

Marson’s disappearance has also been entered into the Washington State Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) system.

The state’s new alert designation went into effect July 1.

New postage stamps celebrating 50 years of National Marine Sanctuary System

Starting Aug. 6, one of Washington’s iconic beaches is being celebrated in a new series of 16 postage stamps.

KIRO Newsradio’s Nicole Jennings says it’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuary System.

The National Marine Sanctuary System is a set of federally-protected aquatic areas, from Hawaii to the East and West Coasts, to the Great Lakes.

One of the stamps features an image of Point of Arches on the Olympic Peninsula’s Shi Shi Beach. This local landmark is part of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

Other stamps include images such as a sea otter at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California, a balloon fish at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and a humpback whale at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts.

If you’re curious to learn more about the National Marine Sanctuary System — you can buy a page of the stamps which has an illustrated map of the sanctuaries on the back.

Paul Allen’s flight museum to reopen in Everett

The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum in Everett will reopen.

The museum was created in 2004 by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

It was shut down two years ago during the pandemic and its fate was unclear.

Today (thu) the museum announced it has been purchased by a non-profit founded by Walmart heir Steuart Walton.

The statement says the historic combat planes, tanks and other war gear from around the world will stay put in Everett and the museum will reopen within a year.

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