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Highway remains closed; investigation continues on three-vehicle crash

U.S. Highway 97 is expected to remain closed well into the afternoon in the wake of a three-vehicle crash in which one person was killed.

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Okanogan girls cruise to state 2B semifinals

Townsend tames Tigers with 33 points

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Brewster boys turn back Walla Walla at state

Bears turn up defense late to pull out quarterfinal victory

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Republic girls down Evergreen Lutheran

Tigers advance to state 1B basketball semifinals tomorrow afternoon

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Grizzly bear meeting set for 5 p.m. today

Hundreds expected to oppose plan to introduce predator to North Cascades

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Senate approves Dansel bill to help taxpayers and counties

The Senate voted 47-0 to approve a measure sponsored by Sen. Brian Dansel that would give taxpayers more flexibility in how they can pay their tax bills.

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    Quotes from The Okanogan

    12th Man

    “After that last game with Green Bay, we just had this crazy idea to get as many people as we can. I just wanted everybody to know that everyone over here in Eastern Washington can support our ’Hawks as much as over on the coast.” — 12th Man photo organizer ...

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    Is it vandalism?

    “It’s just good community spirit.” — Omak Public Works Director Todd McDaniel talking about the 12th Man spray paintings found at some downtown intersections showing local support for the Seattle Seahawks.

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    To save a life

    “Through fundraisers and just people handing me money, the Omak community raised more than $22,000 for Bobby and Sarena over about 10 months, which is absolutely incredible. They never imagined that would happen.” — Fundraiser organizer Sheila Corson talking about how much support the Omak community showed for her brother-in-law ...

    Quotes from The Okanogan

    No comment

    “We’ll just let that be.” — Tonasket School Board Chairman Jerry Asmussen declining to comment on the evaluation of Superintendent Paul Turner after the board voted not to renew it.

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    Head-to-head

    "I have never seen anything like this before. I don’t know how they come up with these things." — Swedish exchange student Emmy Naslund expressing surprise at her first Conconully Outhouse Races.

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    No new dam site

    “We believe that building a water storage hydroelectric facility on the Similkameen River would create many benefits for the area. However, based on the results of our latest engineering and economic studies, we determined the project is not financially viable at this time.” — Project Manager Joseph Sukhnandan speaking on ...