Dee Camp

General assignment reporter

509-826-1110 Extension: 118

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Thunderstorm rips through county

Trees topple, outages, some flooding reported

A localized windstorm, accompanied by rain and lightning, toppled trees including one that fell on an Okanogan home, and caused scattered power outages in the mid-valley area.

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DNR to add fire base in Omak

OMAK — The state Department of Natural Resources is taking additional steps to be ready during this fire season, and building a new base at the Omak Municipal Airport is part of that.

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Lynx could be added to state endangered list

LOOMIS – State wildlife managers are proposing to elevate the Canada lynx to endangered status on the state protection list.

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Hit-and-run crash kills Brewster teacher

BREWSTER – People all over Okanogan County – and in Brewster in particular – are mourning the death Saturday evening, July 16, of longtime educator Gary Knowlton.

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Officials speak out on Dallas shootings

OMAK – A scenario in which someone targets police officers could occur anywhere, but local law enforcement leaders say they’re thankful they live and work in close-knit communities where most people value them.

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Sunday blaze destroys Pateros home

PATEROS — A house on Eveline Street was destroyed by fire after an explosion rocked it and the neighborhood Sunday afternoon, July 3.

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Lawsuit filed over pollution at Grand Coulee

SPOKANE — Columbia Riverkeeper is suing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation over alleged “uncontrolled toxic oil pollution” from Grand Coulee Dam.

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Commissioners decide to keep juveniles in county

OKANOGAN - Okanogan County commissioners have scrapped the idea of contracting with an outside facility for juvenile detention services.

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Do-it-yourself fireworks show in limbo

See related story posted on July 22

OMAK — The city’s annual do-it-yourself fireworks show is in limbo thanks to a decision by the Colville Business Council to ban all fireworks on the reservation.

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Okanogan County ATV ordinance ruled invalid

SPOKANE — Okanogan County’s all-terrain vehicle ordinance has been ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals for Division III.

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