The Open Government Trainings Act requires elected and other public employees to attend related workshops; four are planned in Eastern Washington this month
Cle Elum Ranger District officials have determined some roads are dry and stable enough to support motor vehicles
Due to early snowmelt and muddy conditions, the Cle Elum Ranger District of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has closed four-wheel drive routes.
We need to rethink the Department of Homeland Security's creation, divest much of the power it has usurped and give autonomy back to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency and others. While we’re at it, disband the TSA.
Omak's Alex Aguilar is the only local 1A wrestler to make the finals
Hornets victory earns Oroville a state berth; the girls will face White Swan on Saturday for third place in the district
Warrior girls eliminate Valley Christian from postseason basketball play, 52-26
Discussion on proposal to actively introduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades will have ramifications on forest access, recreation and use.
Area wrestlers win some, lose some as B regional tournament gets underway at Northwest Christian School-Colbert
Officials capture, relocate wolf before it could mate with a domestic dog
One eastbound lane will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. next Monday through Friday
In a challenge to Washington State University's water rights, the state Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that the university chose conservation and, therefore, retains its rights to water.
Bulldogs advance to face Brewster in the 2B district semifinal Saturday
The Cougars dominated the second half of the 2B girls district basketball game to send Oroville to the consolation round Saturday against Waterville
Given the stories that came out of the Carlton Complex wildfire, having local authority for initial wildfire response isn’t such a bad idea.
Two grapplers pin Cashmere opponents in opening round
Flooding, mudslides affecting rural roads throughout North-Central Washington
Virtual nobody in the state is happy with the state’s all-mail-in election system. An e-voting bill would remedy that.
The Omak School District is seeking input on how to prepare students for life after high school.
Last week, three bills — two in the House and a companion in the Senate — were filed calling for the study and possible transfer of publicly owned lands managed by the federal government. In short, a handful of senators and a number of Republicans and Democrats in the House want the state to manage the more than 12.17 million acres of land currently under the control of federal bureaucrats.
Tigers remain unbeaten in 1B high school girls basketball
Legislative measures call for study, possible return of federal land holdings to state of Washington
Commissioners will also discuss the agency's land management practices
In the wake of the Carlton Complex wildfires this summer, the Legislature is taking a hard look at state agency land ownership and management practices.
Rose Susan Pauline Vallee, 32, was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on Sunday for first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree possession of stolen property.
Washington state's congressional delegations split along party lines in two votes today to undo Presidents Obama's attempt to bypass laws on deportation
Aaron Winnier, 33, of Wapato, to serve 10 years in federal prison.
Forest-goers are invited to an open house from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Naches Ranger Station.
Elks members are taking steps toward rebuilding the downtown lodge, which has been a hub of community activity
The state Senate voted 26-23 Monday to require any bills creating new revenue sources to be supported by two-thirds of members for passage.
The state Department of Ecology issued the ban Monday based on forecasts of stagnant air conditions in the region, putting the county at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels.
State health officials have suspended the license of Snohomish County massage therapist Steven Lee Cook indefinitely for sexual misconduct.
State's Congressional delegation splits along party lines as U.S. House of Representatives passes Keystone XL Pipeline Act
Charging documents allege Craig Morgenstern, who practices in Stevens County, allegedly drugged a 13-year-old boy and had sexual contact with him in October 2014, the state Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery said Thursday.
Most of the 36-mile stretch of the Columbia River is again accessible to the public
This coming weekend, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission is set to change the sportfishing rules. In short, the new rules will close all of the Columbia River, its tributaries and beaver ponds to fishing “unless otherwise open.” That’s a reversal of tradition.
Sunnyside farmer now represents Okanogan, Douglas, Grant, Yakima, Franklin, Adams and Benton counties
Fire crews responding to a structure fire at 8:53 a.m. arrived to find a home fully engulfed in flames. A mother and her two children were hospitalized.
Utility officials say beavers are damaging trees and vegetation, and have to be destroyed due to dam licensing
Giselle Naughton killed in New Year's Eve crash west of Ritzville
Washington state to remain the highest in the nation with a minimum wage of $9.47 per hour
Grant County will begin restricting the sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids at midnight tonight.
With all the cowboy and country persona emphasized here, it sometimes feels like I’m the only one in the area who listens to hard-rock music. But there are several local hard-rock musicians making a name for themselves elsewhere
Dave Rodriguez will be sworn into Okanogan County Coroner position in coming days
It’s usually easy for me to ask for a few well-deserved gifts. But given the destruction caused by this year’s Carlton Complex wildfire, there are so many things that area residents deserve — and need — that I can’t possibly ask for enough. But I’ll start with a few common-sense requests.
Pharmacy Assistant Kevin Geyer has had his license suspended after being charged with one count of indecent liberties
More than 200 cases of confirmed influenza have been reported in the last two weeks
Okanogan boys hold off Chelan, win 58-36
State Department of Ecology prohibiting the use of wood-burning stoves and fireplaces in homes as winter storms are forecast to hit area
Casey Edward Murdock sentenced to five years in federal prison in connection with a Sept. 4 guilty plea