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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

Health district offers burned debris cleanup tips

Residents can bury inert fire debris on their property.

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

County evacuation notices are Level 2 or less

Alta Lake, Cook Mountain, Libby Creek, North Cook Mountain and Pleasant Valley are all at Level 2

Electricity restored to most customers; 640 still without power

Utility crews working 16-hour days to restore power.

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Sex-case plea deal postponed

Former Tonasket High School librarian Elizabeth Kinkade will appear in court again Aug. 19

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Long-term disaster center to open in Pateros

All donations for fire victims being moved to Pateros

Winds prompt cancellation of burn out

Officials may try another burn out when conditions are more favorable for containment

Road C fire contained without evacuations

A brush fire that ignited Monday near the intersection of Jameson Late Road and Road 11 Northeast was contained before it could threaten town.

Fire evacuations ordered for Mansfield

Residents of rural Douglas County town were directed to leave due to wildfire threat

Omak man killed while crossing I-90

Dennis M. Stensgar was pronounced dead after he was struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up driven by William G. Van Gordon of Port Angeles

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Power still out for 1,423 customers

Okanogan County Public Utility District restored power to 2,179 homes and businesses Friday

Murray, Cantwell call for additional firefighting money

A dozen U.S. senators, including Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both D-Wash., have sent a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million to fight wildfires.

Fallen trees close road temporarily

The Ellisforde Bridge Road is closed temporarily because of fallen trees.