Brock Hires

Managing Editor

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Tonasket law enforcement future is uncertain

Members of the city’s public safety committee, along with Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover and Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley, hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15, to discuss city’s policing needs following the mayor’s decision to disband the police department.

January 18, 2019 1:05 p.m. read more..

Winterfest returns to Republic

Town will become a winter wonderland on Saturday, Jan. 19 as the Chamber of Commerce along with local volunteers, host the annual Winterfest celebration.

January 15, 2019 8:51 a.m. read more..

Tobacco sales changes proposed

A proposed law requested by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the state Department of Health would raise the minimum legal age of sales for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21.

January 11, 2019 8:49 a.m. read more..

Mayor: 'I wasn't told the whole thing' in police firing

Tonasket Mayor Dennis Brown said prior to a meeting Monday he was handed paperwork prepared by city attorney Mick Howe regarding the terminations of Darin Odegaard and John Cruz. “I just was handed a paper,” Brown said. “I signed it and I wish I hadn’t."

December 18, 2018 6:46 p.m. read more..

OPINION: Christmas is a politically correct holiday

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” my wife exclaimed from the living room. I sprang from the other end of the house, running to her aid. I assumed a cat vomited on the carpet, or the dog had an accident on the kitchen floor.

December 17, 2018 5:26 p.m. read more..

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