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School officials get earful

Coach on leave after altercation with teacher

Tonasket school leaders got an earful of comment from area residents during a regular board meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15.

School bond issues going down in defeat

60 percent or more yes votes needed to pass

Early election results indicate Okanogan and Tonasket school proposed bond issues are going down in defeat.

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Ice storm brings closures, hazardous travel

An overnight freezing rain storm blanketed much of Okanogan Valley leaving a sheet of ice across area highways and creating a hazardous morning commute.

School delays, closures planned

Due to ice and freezing rain several area schools are planning delays and closures for classes Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Firefighters exempt from freeze

The acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday, Feb. 3, exempted several positions, including firefighting and law enforcement posts, from the presidential-imposed federal hiring freeze.

Gas prices continue to fall

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72 per gallon this week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

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Storms throw Central Washington 2B League tournament into tizzy.

A snow storm through the area for a couple days threw the Central Washington 2B League tournament into a tizzy.

'The Dinner Table' dishes up Valentine's dinner

A benefit dinner, "The Dinner Table," is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Oroville Senior Citizens Center, 1521 Golden St.

Storm prompts clinic cancelations

Due to inclement weather, Confluence Health will be operating under special circumstances today, Feb. 9.

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Columbia River Road remains closed

The Columbia River Road remains closed near the north end of Omak Lake after a landslide last March, but work is under way to repair the route between Omak- Okanogan and Nespelem.

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Deputy on leave after alleged DUI

An Okanogan County sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave after being arrested in early December on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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Groups stage protest at Newhouse mobile office

About 130 protestors from various groups in Okanogan County met with Rep. Dan Newhouse’s Congressional staff during a “mobile office” on Monday, Feb. 6.

Winter storm expected to hit region

Snow, and lots of it. That’s why meteorologists from the Spokane office of the National Weather Service have issued a winter storm warning for much of eastern Washington, in effect until 1 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 9.

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Fish and Wildlife Commission to talk wolf population

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will talk about the state’s wolf population when it meets this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11.

Some smokeless tobacco products recalled

The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company is voluntarily recalling several varieties of Copenhagen, Husky, and Skoal chewing tobacco, according to officials.



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