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..

Newhouse named to subcommittees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, will continue to serve on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.

February 5, 2019 10:19 a.m. read more..

Bill would help veterans access services

OLYMPIA - Legislation designed to help veterans access the services and programs they have earned and to which they are entitled received a public hearing in Olympia last week.

February 5, 2019 10:16 a.m. read more..

Some sheriffs won’t enforce gun law

(This story has been updated) OKANOGAN – Many county sheriffs around the state say they won’t enforce gun-related Initiative 1639, which was passed by nearly 60 percent of voters statewide in November 2018.

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