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Wyss runs for Senate

Jon Wyss has announced a bid for the state Senate from the 12th District.

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Eastern Washington feels "The Bern"

More than 7,000 raucous Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters rocked the Yakima Valley SunDome last night as the presidential hopeful brought his socialistic views to Central Washington.

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Hughes Department Store closes

A historic business and one of northern Okanogan County’s largest retailers - Hughes Department Store - closed its doors last night.

Two-vehicle accident kills one, injures three

A two-vehicle accident seven miles south of town yesterday afternoon claimed the life of a Tonasket woman and injured three others.

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Flood warning issued

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Okanogan, Ferry, Douglas, Stevens, Chelan, Pend Oreille counties, along with Shoshone and Boundary counties in Idaho.

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Commissioners set moratorium on marijuana sites

In a surprise decision, county commissioners passed a resolution early Tuesday calling for a moratorium on additional marijuana growing, producing or retail operations within the unincorporated boundaries of Okanogan County for six months or until the resolution is repealed.

Listening session by Governor’s Wildland Fire Council set tomorrow

The first listening session by the Governor’s Wildland Fire Council will be tomorrow morning, Feb. 26, at the Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way.

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Tonasket man auditions for LA-based band

An Okanogan County musician is hopeful for his chance at becoming the new lead singer of a Grammy Award-winning rock band.

State plans public meeting on salmon forecasts

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife plans a meeting March 1 on salmon forecasts.

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Omak mill operation gets a new owner

Omak Wood Products announced has sold its business to Omak Forest Products.

Burn ban extended for parts of Okanogan County

Worsening air quality in Ellensburg has prompted the state Department of Ecology to upgrade to a Stage 2 burn ban in Kittitas County, while a Stage 1 burn ban remains in place in Okanogan County.

Voters favoring school propositions across county

Total Ballots Counted - 4,006Estimated Ballots Left to Count - 558Next Ballot Count - Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.

Burn bans issued for Okanogan, Kittitas counties

Warm air and a shallow layer of fog in mountain valleys is trapping smoke and impairing air quality, prompting the state to issue burn bans in Kittitas and Okanogan counties.

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Bail set for Piturachsatit

Bail was set yesterday afternoon, Feb. 4, for the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School assistant principal suspected of several counts of possessing sexual depictions of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Lake Roosevelt Elementary assistant principal arrested

COULEE DAM - Lake Roosevelt Elementary School vice principal Nate Piturachsatit was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on Wednesday for possession of pornography depicting a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

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