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Briefs - March 15, 2017

News, business and community briefs published March 15, 2017

Bill prohibits health care bias

Employers would be prohibited from discriminating against women seeking full health care under a bill proposed to the Legislature.

North Valley hosts special meeting for open government training

North Valley Hospital will host a special board meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the commissioners’ board room at 203 S. Western Ave.

Utility board to discuss fire declaration

Utility district commissioners meet at 2:30 p.m. today

Tonasket School Board meeting postponed

Board meeting rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 29.

State Highway 153 remains closed because of slides

Mudslides prompted week-long closure of main highway through the Methow Valley

Some North Cascades camp sites closing for winter

National Park Service announces winter closures at North Cascades

Lightning starts several small fires Monday

Several blazes were reported in the Methow Valley following an afternoon storm

Fire chief: Trinidad fire contained

Fire prompts temporary closure of state Highway 28 between East Wenatchee and Quincy

Fire reported near Bridgeport

Sheriff says blaze has grown to more than 200 acres in last three hours

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More evacuations issued for Entiat fire

Mills Canyon Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres in less than 24 hours.

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Marijuana retailer to open Friday

Local store plans to sell marijuana at 23251 state Highway 20

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Fire crews gain ground on Silver Creek blaze

Fire officials estimate the blaze burning in steep, rocky terrain is about 75 percent contained

Resource Advisory Council needs members

Bureau of Land Management accepting nominations

Grand Coulee woman injured in crash

Washington State Patrol investigating crash on state Highway 155

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