Back of Photo: Teachers on Picket Line Teachers in Steilacoom Historical School District picketed outside district headquarter Tuesday morning after rejecting the district's most recent contract offer Monday night. Teachers association spokesman, Frank Calsbeek said teachers voted to conduct a one-day strike, while instructing their representative to stay in around-the-clock negotiations. Bruce Larson
Back of Photo: Tacoma teachers walk the sidewalk outside District offices at Central School as part of an informational picket to let administrators know their disapproval of the school districts latest offer. The Tacoma Education Association has set Tuesday 10/6 as a strike deadline. News/Nelson Bill Hunter Photo
A black-and-white photograph taken at Yosemite National Park was a $500 honor award winner in last year's Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards contest. Judges were impressed with "not only the wide range of tone, but the wide range of textures that beautifully complement each other" in the photo. The News Tribune summer snapshot contest is a little more than a week from being completed. Winners of weekly prizes, plus honorable mention certificate winners, will compete in a final local contest to be considered for entry in the international contest and will vie for cash and travel prizes in the amount of $55,000. Deadline for this week's contest is 9 a.m. Monday and the final week's deadline is at 9 a.m. August 11.