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49 state patrol troopers sworn in

At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon, 49 Washington State Patrol troopers were sworn in by the Associate Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court Mary E. Fairhurst.

Omak bond measure failing in initial returns

OKANOGAN – The Omak School District’s bond issue request is going down to defeat, according to election night returns.

Dansel: President Trump is a ‘blue-collar billionaire’

REPUBLIC – While he avoided commenting on current happenings in Washington D.C., Special Assistant to the Agriculture Secretary and former state senator Brian Dansel talked about his experience on the presidential campaign trail and his first conversations with President Donald Trump during a short speech at the Ferry County Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday.

Inchelium-Gifford ferry will remain operational

INCHELIUM – The Colville Business Council has convinced the U.S. Army Corps to keep the Inchelium-Gifford Ferry running for the season.

Gas prices fall across the state

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88 as of Sunday, April 23, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

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Ground broken for new sign

Ground was broken recently for the new Pateros sign south of town.

Scaled-back meeting draws 10 people

About 10 people showed up April 20 for a scaled-back meeting called by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse to hear constituent concerns.

Three charged in stabbing case

Three people – two men and a 14-year-old girl – have been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with first-degree assault in the stabbing of another man.

Tonasket honored by House

The state House of Representatives has passed a resolution honoring longtime Colville tribal leader Mel Tonasket.

Briefs - April 26, 2017

Briefs for April 26, 2017

Power outage reported in Highway 20, Malott and Twisp areas

The Okanogan County PUD is responding to an unplanned power outage in the Highway 20, Malott and Twisp areas.

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Student earns Eagle rank

Phillip Law, a member of Boy Scout Troop 52 and a resident of Omak, has earned his Eagle Scout designation.

Snow survey: Yup, lots of water

The monthly snow survey has confirmed what most people already know: There’s been a ton of rain and show lately.

Tribe offers bounty on pike

The Colville Confederated Tribes is offering $10 a head for northern pike caught in the Columbia River above Grand Coulee Dam, the Spokane River upstream to Little Falls or the Kettle River.

Highway clearing continues

Work to reopen the North Cascades Highway continues, but state officials say the state’s northernmost Cascades crossing won’t be open until sometime after Memorial Day.

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