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Federal judge upholds forest thinning, timber harvest project

Environmental groups challenged decision to manage resources and reduce fire hazard

Man claims fraud in pot application

Businesses apply for ability to sell marijuana to adults

A local man says property he owns in Okanogan County is being fraudulently used in a marijuana retail license application.

Group disposes unused pesticides

A free pick up of unwanted, outdated or unlabeled agricultural pesticides is planned this month by the Okanogan County Pest Board.

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Okanogan Valley has slim chance for a white Christmas

The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow Friday, just in time for Christmas. But warmer temperatures may melt any accumulation before the holiday.

Steelhead comment period extended

State wants to hear from you on proposal to create gene banks for fisheries in the lower Columbia River

Burn ban extended in Okanogan County

Stage 1 ban continues to Wednesday

County forgoes permit process for marijuana

Commissioners say they don’t want over-regulation

Okanogan County commissioners were met with applause Monday night when they decided marijuana-related businesses should be able to operate without conditional use permits from the county.

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Deep freeze ending; snow may be coming

Snowfall in the forecast for the U.S. Highway 97, Coulee corridors as temperatures rise slightly

Wind chill could drop to minus 20 overnight

National Weather Service issues hazardous weather outlook for North-Central Washington

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Pacific Seafood donating $10,000 worth of turkeys

Seafood CEO wants birds provided to every local Colville tribal family

Van slips gear, hits and kills man

A man who exited his van to close a gate was killed Tuesday morning when the vehicle slipped out of gear

Farm receives immigration audit

Agency regularly performs checks for I-9 forms

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is performing an immigration compliance audit on a local, unnamed farm.

Explosives removed from Orondo orchard

Orchardist finds container of explosives more than 30 years old while clearing brush

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75 representatives, senators call for full delisting of gray wolf

Reps. Doc Hastings and Cathy McMorris Rodgers among those signing letter calling for local management of wolves

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Lawmakers receive 'Life' for efforts to improve irrigation

Lawmakers help switch from groundwater withdrawal to Columbia Basin Project water use

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