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OMAK – A 23-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with alleged death threats targeted at Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Kneovich and other Washington sheriffs.

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WATERVILLE – Two men who had been stranded in the snow for two days in a vehicle were rescued Feb. 19 by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

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WENATCHEE - The Washington Apple Commission is kicking off a new marketing campaign in Monterrey, Mexico, to promote the state’s new No. 1 apple, the Gala.

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OMAK – A request for funding for a new state fire base at the Omak Municipal Airport will be included in the proposed capital budget.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, participated last week in a Capitol Hill press conference urging Congress to act on a bipartisan, legislative solution for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A dozen U.S. senators are seeking information from the U.S. Forest Service about impacts of the recent government shutdown on the agency’s wildfire prevention and fuels treatment efforts.

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Kitties await adoption at the Animal Foster Care Shelter near Okanogan.

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WINTHROP - The annual Whiskers and Wishes fundraiser for three animal shelter/rescue organizations will be April 27 at the Barn, 51 Highway 20.

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TWISP – Two people were injured Feb. 12 when their vehicles collided on Highway 20 about four miles east of town.

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OLYMPIA — State and local governments would be required to purchase only electric vehicles under a bill before the state Legislature.

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OMAK - An opioid response conference is planned from 9 a.m. to noon March 15 at several locations in north central Washington.

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OMAK - Several community members questioned Omak School District leadership and actions during a special school board meeting Feb. 13.

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OKANOGAN - A 90th birthday celebration open house for life-long Okanogan Valley resident Ida Laurie is planned for Feb. 23.

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NESPELEM – A job and resource fair is planned April 10 at the Lucy F. Covington Government Center, 21 Colville St.

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OLYMPIA – A bill aimed at improving wildland fire response resources in the first 48 hours of a blaze is being considered by the state Legislature.

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OKANOGAN - Okanogan Conservation District’s annual banquet and conservation celebration will be tomorrow, Feb. 21.

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OKANOGAN - Snow pack percentages have declined statewide since Jan. 1 because of warm and dry conditions statewide, according to the Feb. 1 Washington Water Supply Outlook.

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Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee Members had first and second readings on several policy updates that, if approved, will be effective for this year’s fair, Sept. 5-8.

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The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch, calling for significant snow and blowing winds this weekend.

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OKANOGAN – An Oroville man was found not guilty of second-degree assault-strangulation or suffocation with a domestic violence enhancement Jan. 29 in Okanogan County Superior Court.

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OLYMPIA - Lawmakers from the 7th Legislative District will host a telephone town hall from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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NESPELEM - Leroy “Chaz” Williams, a Colville tribal elder and salmon chief for the Wenatchi Tribe, died on Jan. 28.

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OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office made 1,777 custodial arrests during 2018, up more than 300 from the previous year.

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OKANOGAN – Pertussis cases have leveled off in Okanogan County after a sharp increase just before the Christmas-New Year’s holidays.

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OLYMPIA – Red Delicious, long the king of Washington apples, has been dethroned. Last fall, relative newcomer Gala outpaced the Red Delicious in harvest.

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OKANOGAN – The 84th Okanogan County Horticultural Association will meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Agriplex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

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Emergency crews responded to an RV fire at the Blue Mountain trailer court on South Second Avenue, early Thursday, Jan. 24.

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OMAK – Children’s Dance Theater will celebrate 25 years of existence with a production of “Alice in Wonderland” this weekend.

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SPOKANE - Three men who appealed the amount of restitution ordered by Okanogan County Superior Court have won a new restitution hearing from the state Court of Appeals for Division 3.

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OMAK – North Omak Elementary School second-graders are recycling cardboard. Omak School Board members learned about the effort during their Jan. 22 meeting.

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im and Julie Alley were named this year’s grand marshals for Founders Day 2019, announced at the annual Tonasket Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday, Jan. 26.

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Dennis Brown threw his ink pen down and appeared to be close to stepping down from his post as mayor, but ultimately

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OMAK - The police department will get a new vehicle this year, but not the SUV Chief Jeff Koplin hoped to buy.

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