Commissioners plan public hearing 1:30 p.m. tomorrow
A public hearing is planned at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow on a proposal to change the Okanogan County Board of Health from six to five members and change representation on the board.
Memorial service planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday
A celebration of life service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for Omak City Council member Dino DeCesari, who died Saturday at Mid-Valley Hospital.
Fire managers expect the Tunk Block Fire to be more active today, with flames backing under the forest canopy.
School districts go into lockdown while authorities search for shooter
Authorities have closed some roads near town because of a shooting.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was suspected of fourth-degree assault-domestic violence.
Washington first lady Trudi Inslee is in Pateros today touring fire areas. She toured the Alta Lake spike camp to thank firefighters for their efforts.
A public meeting about the North Star and Tunk Block fires will be at 5 p.m. today at Nespelem School, 229 School Loop Road.
The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because of fire, could open as soon as Sunday.
Electricity should be restored by late Friday to areas of the Omak flats and Riverside Cutoff, Greenacres and Johnson Creek roads.
The North Star Fire, burning mostly on the Colville Indian Reservation, has blackened 170,000 acres of forest, brush and grass.