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..

Tonasket gets new police officer

Jose Perez was sworn in and began to serve as Tonasket’s newest police officer Oct. 3. Perez comes to Tonasket from Spokane, where he received his basic academy and field training.

October 15, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Noma, Platter seek county prosecutor seat

Ahead of the filing period for the Aug. 7 primary election, civil attorney Arian E. Noma and incumbent Branden E. Platter have begun campaigning for Okanogan County prosecuting attorney.

April 13, 2018 9:59 a.m. read more..