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One for the fans: Brewster singer’s new album pays tribute

As a fledgling Americana singer, Brittany Jean feared moving from the Midwest to Brewster in 2013 might be a career stopper.

Grant will help with alternative teaching certification

The North Central Educational Service District has been awarded $280,000 in grant funding as part of the alternative teaching certification program, which is designed to encourage individuals to become public education teachers.

Kretz proposes bill to address Hirst water decision

State Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, has introduced a bill to address the Hirst water decision.

City tables discussion on failing water system

The city council tabled a discussion on what to do with a failing water system on the east side of Lake Osoyoos during a Jan. 2 city council meeting.

Okanogan council OKs agreement with unions

The city council has approved a memorandum of agreement with two unions.

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Hundreds line up for grocery jobs

Almost 250 people showed up Wednesday, Jan. 10, to apply for jobs at the new Okanogan Market IGA.

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North Valley Hospital leaders discuss bylaws

Things may be looking up for North Valley Hospital.

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Tonasket mayor sworn into office

Newly elected Mayor Dennis Brown and council members Christa Levine and Jill Ritter were sworn into office during a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Native development fund gets arts grant

The Northwest Native Development Fund has received a grant to support its Plateau Native Arts Project.

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Feds propose revocation of Canada lynx protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to draft a rule to revoke federal protections for the Canada lynx.

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Open house honors retiring doctor

A retirement open house is planned for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, for Dr. Rob Justus.

Committee OKs wildfire, land acquisition reports

The state Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee has approved final reports concerning wildfire suppression and funding costs, and outcomes of land acquisitions and regulations.

Federal bill designed to update firefighting agencies

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., have introduced a bill designed to update firefighting agencies.

High court to hear state culverts case

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear the “culverts case,” in which the Washington state and federal governments are arguing about replacing old fish culverts to improve fish passage.

Bill would eliminate credit bureau fees for report freezes

A bill passed by the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee would eliminate the fees that credit bureaus charge customers who want to freeze their credit reports to protect their personal information.