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Roger Harnack

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Judge upholds marijuana ban

Second judge rules in favor of a city banning the sale of retail marijuana within its jurisdiction despite I-502 approval

Agency spin not helping economy

Last week, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted a local meeting on its “tourism” effort. Interestingly, the effort looked more like an effort to sell a political agenda than it did a concerted tourism plan.

Farmer investigated for killing wolf

State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say farmer "pursued" wolf south of Pullman

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'Best Of' survey under way

Vote for your favorite businesses and amenities in Okanogan and Ferry counties

Tommy Creek area opens for firewood

U.S. Forest Service officials allow residents to cut firewood in Duncan Fire break areas.

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Oct. 3 football results

Brewster wins by forfeit; other area football teams win some, lose some

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Lovato arrested in Montana

Former Lake Chelan Mirror and Quad City Herald Editor Vince Lovato was arrested last week while on the job in Montana at the scene of a head-on crash

State moving to close Columbia

During the last two months, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has been flying a fishing proposal for the Columbia River under the radar. That proposal would reverse the way fisheries are managed on the Columbia River, its tributaries and their beaver ponds.

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Sept. 26 football scores

Here are some of the high school results for Sept. 26 football games:

Yaksum fire contained, officials say

Wildfire burning south of Cashmere has been lined and limited to 44 acres

Curlew girls fall to Republic

Republic Tigers win in three sets during Tuesday volleyball match

GPS data may resolve wolf issues

Just when you thought the intense discussion over the re-introduction of wolves in Washington state was quieting down, livestock deaths in Stevens County has added fuel to the fire. And the Stevens County Commission has stepped to the forefront of the debate.

Tonasket chamber to meet

Tonasket business group to discuss membership, officer nominations and goals for next year

Daroga boat docks to be improved

Docks are also being upgraded at Lincoln Rock State Park near East Wenatchee

New fire starts in Yaksum Canyon

Lightning starts new fire near Cashmere

State hunting cougar near Oroville

Cougar attacks have been reported between U.S. Highway 97 and Lake Osoyoos

Chronicle to receive multiple awards

The newspaper will receive awards in the categories of advertising, news, photography and special sections.

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Magnitude 4.0 quake shakes Hood Canal area

Fifteen tremors have been recorded in Washington state by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network in the last two days.

Attend Oct. 1 fish, wildlife session

It’s that time again when you have an opportunity to make sure the “top brass” at the state Department of Fish and Wildlife hear you. The annual Brewster Roundtable is coming up Oct. 1. It’ll run from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Columbia Cove recreation building, 508 W. Cliff Ave., Brewster.

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Murder suspects held on $750,000 bail

Jose D. Jimenez-Hernandez, 42, Oscar Perez-Torres, 37, and Ramon Arrellano-Lopez, 45, all of Pateros; and Jaime M. Salazar-Gomez, 38, of Orondo, are facing second-degree murder and removal or concealment of a body charges in beating death of coworker.

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Four arrested in Pateros slaying

Orchard workers will be in court at 1:30 p.m. today to face second-degree murder charges

Burnout set for 2 p.m. today

Fire crews working to contain Tumwater Fire west of Leavenworth

Tumwater fire 40 percent contained

Approximately 100 firefighters and three helicopters are battling the blaze west of Leavenworth

Four arrested in homicide

Body found Sunday at Columbia River boat launch south of Pateros

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New Lake Roosevelt school complex unveiled

Hundreds turn out for opening ceremony for new Lake Roosevelt K-12 school complex in Coulee Dam

Social media the bane of parenting

Many middle and high school students today consider it a rite of passage to have a Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype, MySpace, Twitter or other social media account. My own daughter believes all the “cool” kids have one.

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Keller ferry out of service for repairs

Hairline crack in Sanpoil ferry allow water to seep into hull

Utility board to discuss fire declaration

Utility district commissioners meet at 2:30 p.m. today

Wildfire reported northeast of Osoyoos

Helitack, fire crew respond initially to small blaze in Mica Creek area

Nespelem man sentenced to seven years in AR-15 assault case

Vernon Mason Saulque was sentenced in U.S. District Court on four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon

Success comes from basic studies

How do you measure schools? Which ones produce students who excel? Which ones aren’t making the grade?

Duncan Fire burn out called a success

The fire camp on Entiat Fish Hatchery Road is expected to close Saturday

I-90 motorists should expect delays

Rock blasting and pavement repairs to slow traffic in Snoqualmie Pass next week

Campfire restrictions eased

State, federal agencies allow small campfires in some campgrounds with developed fire rings

Tumwater Campground closed for the season

Potential flooding prompts officials to close campground until 2015

Cascades River Road repairs delayed

North Cascades National Park officials say the work will be rescheduled for 2015

Some North Cascades camp sites closing for winter

National Park Service announces winter closures at North Cascades

State resources mobilized for Bickleton-area fire

State crews assist with Sand Ridge Fire

Setting an example, the hard way

There’s nothing like an injury to remind you of one of the first things you learn in kindergarten — follow directions.

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Warrior Stampede cumulative clan scores reported

Thornton1 team wins clan competition with 83 points; Draggoo second with 171 points

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Junior boys Warrior Stampede results posted

Nine-year-old Joseph Richards of Omak is the fastest junior boy in the obstacle course race

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Junior girls Warrior Stampede results posted

Maria Duncan of Omak is the fastest girl on the obstacle course

Say 'thank you' through advertising

In the days since the height of the wildfires, we’ve had a few requests from readers to publish thank yous to friends, neighbors, volunteers, firefighters, etc.

New fires sparked in Methow Valley

Storm cell brings lighting and winds; new fire starts reported from Carlton to Winthrop

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Forest officials close woods to recreation

Fire danger and the threat to public safety prompt immediate closure of the Methow Ranger District to all travel and recreation

'Abundant' lightning expected today

National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Okanogan, Methow valleys and surrounding areas

Red flag warning issued in Okanogan, Methow

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Okanogan and Methow valleys, effective until 11 tonight.

Fire weather watch issued for Coulee area

Meteorologists say lightning and wind could lead to new wildfires in the Grand Coulee and Mansfield areas, as well as the Waterville Plateau

Flash flood watch issued for area

Methow Valley has the highest potential for flash flooding and debris flows, National Weather Service says

Registered nurse suspended after being charged with child rape

Chelan County registered nurse suspended after being charged with first-degree child rape in Douglas County