Brock Hires

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Tonasket basketball coach reinstated

Tonasket High School basketball coach Kevin Landdeck has been reinstated through the end of the season.

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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.

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.

Storm prompts clinic cancelations

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

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.

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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Republic gets dog-friendly patrol vehicle

Republic Police Chief Loren Culp and his K-9 sidekick, Isko, are now patrolling the city in a new vehicle.

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