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Jennifer Marshall

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Protesters march against Roe v. Wade

About 60 pro-life activists walked quietly through the downtown area Wednesday afternoon, sporting signs with phrases like, “Abortion attacks God who is life,” and “Your mother was pro-life.”

January 26, 2014 midnight read more..

Cities retain control of pot

The state attorney general released an opinion last week confirming the authority of municipalities to regulate marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions.

January 22, 2014 midnight read more..

Cougar attacks increasing

Cougar sightings and attacks are up this winter in the Methow Valley, prompting state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees to take lethal action following attacks.

January 22, 2014 midnight read more..

Leadership group honors King

It’s more than just a day away from work or school – for many, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a chance to reflect on how far the U.S. has come in offering equal rights to citizens and what the future might bring.

January 19, 2014 midnight read more..

Pot creates more issues

As the state reviews business license applications to produce, process and sell recreational marijuana, law enforcement agencies are deciding how to handle issues associated with possession.

January 15, 2014 midnight read more..

Bakers get busy with rosca

Hundreds of families took part Monday in Three Kings Day with a sweet tradition derived from the Bible, and two local bakeries provided the goods.

January 8, 2014 midnight read more..

Bridgeport schools seek bond

A temporary fix in the 1970s to add more space to Bridgeport Elementary School has been getting worn down, prompting the school district to ask voters next month to approve a $3.9 million bond issue.

January 8, 2014 midnight read more..

Commissioner pushes delisting

As the federal government continues to consider whether to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48, an Okanogan County official is hopeful.

January 1, 2014 midnight read more..

Board set to meet following doctors’ request

Three Rivers Hospital commissioners will meet at noon, Monday for the first time since the contentious Dec. 16 board meeting, when the hospital’s physicians presented a letter calling for Chief Executive Officer Bud Hufnagel’s immediate resignation.

December 29, 2013 midnight read more..

Pateros funnels grant into energy-saving projects

The city is nearing completion on several projects paid for with a $500,000 state Department of Commerce energy grant. One of the projects was a new vestibule built onto the front of City Hall, 113 Lakeshore Drive.

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Icy roads trigger collisions

Sudden snow showers and below-freezing temperatures in south Okanogan County resulted in multiple collisions Monday afternoon on the same stretch of U.S. Highway 97.

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Local food bank gains donations

As it continues to help residents in need every week, the Omak Food Bank has received its own Christmas gift in the form of donations – around $28,000.

December 22, 2013 midnight read more..

Kinross purchases canyon property

About 63 acres of cliffs and scabland near the Whistler Canyon Trailhead will remain accessible to the public, after Kinross Gold Corp. purchased it Friday during an Okanogan County auction.

December 18, 2013 midnight read more..

Utility district increases budget

The Okanogan County Public Utility District’s final 2014 budget is nearly $3 million more than the preliminary budget released this fall, but the budget for Enloe Dam was cut nearly in half.

December 18, 2013 midnight read more..

Three Rivers makes cuts

Three Rivers Hospital commissioners selected a course of action Monday to cut costs, but not before the physicians called for the head administrator’s resignation. Dr. James Lamberton read a letter, signed by all the physicians that work with the hospital, which cited a lack of trust in the board and in Chief Executive Officer Bud Hufnagel.

December 18, 2013 midnight read more..

Three Rivers tackles budget

Three Rivers Hospital commissioners will consider two new options to cut costs in 2014 during a meeting Monday that may assuage fears of closing down the labor and delivery department. The meeting will begin at noon at the Hillcrest Administration Building, 415 Hospital Way.

December 15, 2013 midnight read more..

Local veteran remains enlisted

A local World War II veteran hasn’t seen military action since 1945, but without official discharge papers from the U.S. Navy he’s still considered an enlisted man.

December 15, 2013 midnight read more..

Commissioners question state land purchases

Discussing land acquisitions and easements with federal, state and local agencies last week, Okanogan County commissioners kept circling back to the same question: When is enough enough?

December 11, 2013 midnight read more..

County forgoes permit process for marijuana

Okanogan County commissioners were met with applause Monday night when they decided marijuana-related businesses should be able to operate without conditional use permits from the county.

December 11, 2013 midnight read more..

Applicants hope for pot growth, sales

Marijuana business license applications continue to pour in to the state Liquor Control Board, and potential entrepreneurs in Okanogan County are cautiously optimistic.

December 8, 2013 midnight read more..

Letter reveals interest to sell

In an ongoing debate over a list generated by Okanogan County that identifies “interested landowners” in state land acquisitions or conservation easements, the state has turned up some evidence.

December 4, 2013 midnight read more..

Fifteen apply for marijuana licenses

Fifteen applications have been filed for hopeful marijuana-producing businesses in Okanogan County since the state opened the filing period Nov. 18. Okanogan County has the fifth-highest concentration in terms of applications per resident, behind Kittitas, Lincoln, Pend Oreille and San Juan counties.

December 4, 2013 midnight read more..

Caregivers are in short supply

North-Central Washington is seeing a shortage of in-home caregivers for disabled and elderly residents, and one agency says part of the problem is a misconception about what caregivers do.

December 1, 2013 midnight read more..

Entire team receives sportsmanship medals

The Pateros High School volleyball team received a first during a special assembly Tuesday. All the players received a sportsmanship medal from Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

December 1, 2013 midnight read more..

Pateros considers ATV use

The City Council will consider an ordinance during its meeting next month that could open city streets, alleys and parking areas to all-terrain vehicle use.

November 27, 2013 midnight read more..

Local man remembered fondly by friends, family

While the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death of a local man are somewhat mysterious, one thing is clear: Gordon Benjamin Beadell was loved. “There’s been lots of phone calls” from friends and family, said Donna Beadell of Bridgeport, who is married to Gordon Beadell’s cousin, LeRoy Beadell.

November 27, 2013 midnight read more..

Hospital delays budget decision

When presented with six options to drastically cut costs in 2014, Three Rivers Hospital commissioners leaned toward the only one that would keep obstetrics. The Top 3 options discussed all involve layoffs, reducing surgery department hours to regular business hours Monday through Friday, and keeping the emergency room but reducing the trauma level from level 4 to 5 so an on-call surgeon wouldn’t be required.

November 27, 2013 midnight read more..