Legislators grapple with merging medical and recreational marijuana

Lawmakers working on bills that would merge recreational and medical marijuana sales rules

Sheriff's Office to provide animal control in Okanogan

The Okanogan City Council has approved an agreement with the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office for limited animal control services.

Construction will mean downtown traffic delays

City Public Works Director Todd McDaniel recommends motorists find alternate routes through or around downtown area during sewer reconstruction near Main and Central streets.

Marchand removed from Colville Business Council

The Colville Business Council has expelled an Omak District councilman from the tribe’s governing body.

Kreidler: Canceled plans will not be allowed

State insurance commissioner rejects President Obama move to allow previously canceled plans to be reinstated in Washington

Tonasket will be sworn in Thursday morning

Richard Tonasket to replace Ernest "Sneena" Brooks III as Omak representative on Colville Business Council

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Three Rivers to interview four CEO candidates

Three Rivers Hospital officials narrow CEO applicant list to four semi-finalists

Lofy named state health officer

Dr. Kathy Lofy takes over state health officer post

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Locke wraps up stint as U.S. ambassador to China

China News Servcie refers to former Washington state governor as 'yellow-skinned, white-hearted banana man,' South China Morning Post newspaper reports

Hospital pauses CEO search

Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday

Hospital commissioners affirm CEO search process

Newpaper challenges process as a likely violation of state law

Concerns over hospital CEO selection process prompt special meeting

Three Rivers Hospital officials to review culling of applicants in CEO search process

Faulty lights may signal new law for motorcyclists

Senate Bill 5141 would allow motorcyclists to drive through red light if sensor doesn't detect their presence at intersections

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Apple Blossom royalty visit lawmakers (with video)

12th District Reps. Cary Condotta and Brad Hawkins meeting girls who are promoting this year's Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee

Omak City Council approves new sign ordinance

New signs rules allow city to monitor brightness and intensity of electronic signs, but not messages