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49 state patrol troopers sworn in

At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon, 49 Washington State Patrol troopers were sworn in by the Associate Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court Mary E. Fairhurst.

Scaled-back meeting draws 10 people

About 10 people showed up April 20 for a scaled-back meeting called by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse to hear constituent concerns.

Three charged in stabbing case

Three people – two men and a 14-year-old girl – have been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with first-degree assault in the stabbing of another man.

Tonasket honored by House

The state House of Representatives has passed a resolution honoring longtime Colville tribal leader Mel Tonasket.

Power outage reported in Highway 20, Malott and Twisp areas

The Okanogan County PUD is responding to an unplanned power outage in the Highway 20, Malott and Twisp areas.

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Student earns Eagle rank

Phillip Law, a member of Boy Scout Troop 52 and a resident of Omak, has earned his Eagle Scout designation.

Snow survey: Yup, lots of water

The monthly snow survey has confirmed what most people already know: There’s been a ton of rain and show lately.

Tribe offers bounty on pike

The Colville Confederated Tribes is offering $10 a head for northern pike caught in the Columbia River above Grand Coulee Dam, the Spokane River upstream to Little Falls or the Kettle River.

Highway clearing continues

Work to reopen the North Cascades Highway continues, but state officials say the state’s northernmost Cascades crossing won’t be open until sometime after Memorial Day.

Distracted driving bill approved

Cody Meyer loved hiking at Wallace Falls in Gold Bar, and lighting off fireworks on the Fourth of July.

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Tonasket ponders annexation

There’s no room for expansion. That’s the message city planner Kurt Danison brought before the city council and a handful of local residents regarding a potential annexation of about 78.06 acres south of town.

Ballots for Omak School District bond issue due back April 25

Voters in the Omak School District have until Tuesday, April 25, to return ballots in the district’s request for a bond issue to finance construction of a new middle school.

Repair work underway on Loup Loup Pass

Work is under way to repair washed-away portions of Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass, but motorists will have to take the long way between the Okanogan and Methow valleys for several more weeks.

Permit granted for Oroville canine shelter

After nearly a year of hurdles and setbacks, a local dog shelter has received a conditional use permit and is back in business.

State Justice Gonzalez leads firearms law class

Attendees of the county's annual “Self Defense and the Law” firearms class will get to hear from a special guest this year.

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