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Top Stories for Wednesday, August 20th, 2014:


 Above, Kennedi Pyper, 11, and Skye Wells, 13, dig holes for trees in the memorial space being planted outside Aldo Leopold Charter School in honor of the three kids who died in a plane crash in May.

(Press Staff Photo by Benjamin Fisher)


For them, it needed to be outside.

Teachers and students toiled away behind Aldo Leopold Charter School on Tuesday, moving rocks and planting trees in the memorial garden for Ella Jaz Kirk, Michael Mahl and Ella Meyer the Aldo Leopold students and environmentalists who perished in a plane crash in late May.

Teacher Jim McIntosh said that since then, the school had been looking for a place to memorialize the kids, a place of quiet contemplation.'

They found it close...



By STEWART McCLINTIC

Daily Press Staff

The Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. in the administration building on Swan Street.

An open work session, which begins at 5 p.m., will precede the meeting.

According to Sandra Estrada, administrative assistant to the superintendent, the board will hear from the Truancy Model and Juvenile Probation Office programs during the work session and the Silver...



By BENJAMIN FISHER

Daily Press Staff

A group of church leaders and legal, mental health, and education experts gathered together on Tuesday to brainstorm possible solutions to the detainment and deportation of and lack of resources for the immigrant population near the U. S./ Mexico border.

Spearheaded by the Southwestern Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the group gathered in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd to focus on the following goals,...