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Kiwanis dinner dubbed success

Kiwanians served a hearty crowd at the 35th annual Ground Hog Dinner at Tonasket High School Saturday. Profits from sales of the dinner of pork sausage, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, veggies, applesauce, roll and dessert go to the club’s youth/community fund; along with additional sales of the bulk sausage at $3.50 per pound.

February 5, 2019 11:01 a.m. read more..


Arrests top 1,700 for 2018

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office made 1,777 custodial arrests during 2018, up more than 300 from the previous year.

February 5, 2019 10:57 a.m. read more..


Tribal salmon chief dies

NESPELEM - Leroy “Chaz” Williams, a Colville tribal elder and salmon chief for the Wenatchi Tribe, died on Jan. 28.

February 5, 2019 10:55 a.m. read more..


Hospital wants to keep obstetrics open

North Valley Hospital's board of commissioners approved funding for CEO Scott Graham to begin recruiting for an OB-GYN in order to keep the fairly-new birthing center open, during their regular meeting Jan. 31.

February 5, 2019 10:55 a.m. read more..
 

Scott named to salmon board

OLYMPIA – Conconully resident Chris Endresen Scott has been named to the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board by Gov. Jay Inslee.

February 5, 2019 10:47 a.m. read more..


Senate expands remote testimony

OLYMPIA – The state Senate has approved a bipartisan proposal to make permanent and expand a program that further opens public access to state government by allowing remote video testimony in legislative hearings.

February 5, 2019 10:44 a.m. read more..
   

Proposed plastic straw ban leaves bitter taste

A bill that would outlaw single-use plastic straws is leaving a bitter taste for some local business owners. Senate Bill 5077, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, would ban all single use straws, even if they’re compostable or recyclable.

February 5, 2019 10:38 a.m. read more..
 

Pertussis cases level off

OKANOGAN – Pertussis cases have leveled off in Okanogan County after a sharp increase just before the Christmas-New Year’s holidays.

February 5, 2019 10:35 a.m. read more..
   

GUEST OPINION: Governor’s clean-energy proposal will hurt families

Washington state is incredibly blessed when it comes to the hydroelectric investments that were made decades ago in the Pacific Northwest. That investment transformed our eastern and north-central Washington arid climate into productive agriculture, habitat for wildlife and water for our homes

February 5, 2019 10:28 a.m. read more..
  

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