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820 (2015-256 May 20, 27) STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, YAKIMA, WASHINGTON.

(2015-256 May 20, 27) STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, YAKIMA, WASHINGTON.

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Dont' sequester Wolf Advisory Group

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife's new human-wildlife conflict collaboration executive director, Francine Madden, plans to begin her new management position by sequestering the public board established specifically to be a liaison on wolf-related issues. Since she's unilaterally throwing out the rules established for the board, the state should rescind any job offer and find someone willing to truly collaborate with rural residents facing wolf-related issues.

Grant County deputy injured in crash

A Grant County sheriff’s deputy was injured this afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in the south-central part of the county.

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State 2B and 1B tournaments start Saturday

Brewster, Okanogan, Liberty Bell, Republic baseball reach state

Brewster, Okanogan and Liberty advanced from district play last week with berths to the state 2B baseball tournament.

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Tennis teams fight for final state berths

Schools compete at Cashmere on Saturday

The region’s best 1B, 2B and 1A tennis players compete Saturday at the District 5/6 tournament for berths to state.

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Softball teams compete for state berths

Final district games Saturday determine who keeps playing

The 2B District 6 softball tournament wraps up Saturday at Ephrata High School.

Mount Rainier National Park raises fees

Visitors and campers to pay more when in Mount Rainier National Park.

Flood advisory issued for Okanogan, Chelan counties

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood advisory for Okanogan and Chelan counties, effective until 9:30 p.m. tonight.

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Omak powerlifting teams return with trophies

Four lifters earn first place finishes

Elderly woman arrested for child porn trafficking

Missing and Exploited Children Task Force officials say they expect more arrests after recipients of the images are identified.

Bureau of Reclamation monitoring water seepage

So far, irrigation and Interstate 90 are not affected by the seepage.

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Drought area expanded

Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his earlier drought declarations to include the whole state.

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Fishermen rescued after boat overturns

One fishermen was transported to the hospital, a second is on shore after being rescued today.

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Ball Don’t Lie team takes first in 3-on-3

The Ball Don’t Lie team took home first place Saturday in the men’s open division at the annual May Festival 3-on-3 tournament.

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Oroville May Fest parade results announced

The Rally at the Border Blues Festival parade entry was awarded the coveted queen’s choice award Saturday during the town’s premiere grand parade.

PUD warns of scam

The Okanogan County Public Utility District is warning customers of a scam involving a pop-up computer message.

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North Valley Hospital to discuss hiring of a new CEO

Hospital commissioners will meet at 7 tonight at 203 S. Western Ave.

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Father-son team wins bass tournament

Mark Webster Sr. of Omak and Mark Webster Jr. of Wenatchee caught five smallmouth weighing a total of 27.13 pounds.

Republic, Curlew baseball advance in sub-regionals

Teams continue play Friday, Saturday

Candidate filing continues

Several more candidates have filed for political offices since Monday.

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