Cindy Werhane swam for 20 straight hours in her attempt to circle Sauvie Island.

Cindy Werhane swam for 20 straight hours in her attempt to circle Sauvie Island.

Courtesy of Christopher Graefe

 

  

 

  

  • Kids look forward to summertime, but a long break from school can lead to what’s called “summer slide,” or a decline in academic skills. The problem is particularly acute for children from low-income families, who lack the resources to keep them engaged with challenging camps and activities over the summer. One Eastern Oregon school district has come up with a solution. It’s called the Baker Summer Academy. We hear from Baker School District superintendent Mark Witty.

 

  

  • Cindy Werhane tried to become the first person to swim all the way around Sauvie Island this week. She swam for 20 straight hours — and almost completed the loop — before she had to call it quits.

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