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ELECTION: Short, Maycumber cruise to early wins

Incumbents fared well in initial general election returns Monday night with most looking to retain their seats. We'll continue to update this story as we compile votes from the races, including several multi-county ones.

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'It's not about water'

State Senator Shelly Short (R-Addy) and Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (R-Republic) talked about the facts behind the Hirst decision and how it will impact rural Washington during the Okanogan County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on Monday.

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NVH leaders cancel Thursday's board meeting

North Valley Hospital leaders have canceled their regular board meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28. During the last North Valley Hospital meeting, Sept. 14, residents pressed the board of commissioners over what they termed potential illegal procedures and policies.

VIDEO: Okanogan County Commissioner Candidate Forum

MALOTT — Seven of eight county commissioner candidates attended the first public forum of the election season at the Malott Improvement Club on Monday.

Candidates speak at Lincoln Day dinner

OMAK - The party of Lincoln wasted no time during their annual Lincoln Day dinner on Monday to talk about the upcoming elections in the state level.

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Firefighting, prevention included in federal omnibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A government funding bill signed Friday by President Barack Obama includes billions of dollars for wild land firefighting and fire prevention.

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North Valley projects $3.4M profit in 2016

State scolds extended care dietary department

North Valley Hospital officials will meet Thursday to discuss a projected $3.4 million profit for next year.

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Judge finalizes Three Devils Road vacation

Opponents are appealing decision

A judge has put into writing the decision he made orally in the Three Devils Road vacation case: The road will be vacated and the property turned over to Gamble Land and Timber.

Tonasket Planning Commission hearing reschedules

A Tonasket Planning Commission public hearing scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. November 17 at City Hall, 209 s. Whitcomb Ave.

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Pateros mayoral candidates face off at forum

Mayoral candidates Joni Parks and Carlene Anders participated in a citizens' forum on Monday.

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Candidates square off in Oroville forum

Sparks fly between Oroville School Board candidates

Candidates vying for city council and school board in contested races squared off in a heated forum that turned into a debate Thursday at Vicki’s Backdoor Club.

Madden talks of wolves

Cattlemen meet with wolf-human

There wasn’t a Kumbaya moment Friday night as cattlemen walked away from a three-hour session with the state’s contract wolf-human conflict manager without any pretense of a resolution.

County considers health board’s future

Commissioners plan public hearing 1:30 p.m. tomorrow

A public hearing is planned at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow on a proposal to change the Okanogan County Board of Health from six to five members and change representation on the board.

North Valley to host special meeting tonight

North Valley Hospital commissioners will host a special meeting at 7 tonight in the commissioners’ hearing room at 203 S. Western Ave.

Burke named Ferry County Prosecutor

Ferry County commissioners selected former Deputy Prosecutor Kathryn Burke as county prosecutor until the position is up for re-election in 2016.

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