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Newman charged with second-degree murder

An Omak man was charged July 24 with second-degree murder in the June 21 death of Joseph Shawl, whose body was found several days later in the Okanogan River.

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Locals weigh in on marijuana moratorium

A portion of the moratorium on expansion of marijuana operations in rural Okanogan County is being lifted, but commissioners still want to take a closer look at county regulations on cannabis.

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Despite well issues, Fair should be ‘green’

Despite various stories about water well issues at the county fairgrounds, water pressure is not the most pressing.

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Hospital plans to hire CEO

North Valley Hospital introduced a resolution to appoint Kenneth Archer as the district’s new administrator during their Thursday, July 27 board meeting.

Diamond blaze explodes

The Diamond Creek Fire, burning in the Pasayten Wilderness Area, ballooned from 350 acres late last week to 5,005 acres over the weekend.

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Temporary mobile VA services planned

A VA mobile unity will provide temporary primary services in town following the closure of the Tonasket VA clinic.

Tonasket School budget adopted

changed as portions of the state budget remain in debate.

Briefs for Aug. 2, 2017

Briefs for Aug. 2, 2017.

Former Tonasket coach found not guilty

A former Tonasket High School basketball coach was found not guilty of disorderly conduct and harassment yesterday in Okanogan County District Court.

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'Mad Dog’ Mattis visits tavern in Prosser

Prosser patrons enjoy U.S. defense secretary’s respite

The regular lunch crowd at Bern’s Tavern didn’t notice the nation’s top defense leader enjoying his favorite hamburger and a cold beer alongside them Tuesday.

Tonasket man hurt in crash

A Tonasket man was injured Saturday in a single-vehicle crash about six miles north of Tonasket.

Omak man charged with vehicular homicide

An Omak man has been charged in Okanogan County Superior Court with vehicular homicide in the July 16 death of a pedestrian.

Lack of capital budget impacts local projects

The state Legislature’s failure to come up with a capital budget is impacting a few construction projects in Okanogan County.

Climber falls, dies in North Cascades National Park

A Bellingham climber died July 22 after falling into a crevasse on Forbidden Peak in North Cascades National Park.

Newman charged in Shawl case

A second man has been charged in the drowning death of Joseph Shawl, 46, Omak. Andrew Iverson Newman, 18, Omak, was arrested Thursday, July 20, and charged July 24 in Okanogan County Superior Court with second-degree murder.