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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.

County teachers earn national certification

Several more Okanogan County-area teachers have earned certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Bill addresses state forest management

Legislation that would allow the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to use best available science practices when managing state forests received a public hearing in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Jan. 9.

Brewster chamber sets focus on business interests

At its first meeting of the new year, the Brewster Chamber of Commerce resolved to advocate for the city’s business and commercial interests, rather than solely plan events.

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New church coming to Brewster

A non-denominational Christian church “for people who don’t like church” aims to open its doors between February and April in Brewster as the second campus of RealLife Lake Chelan.

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Community rallies around Bridgeport family after fire

It was a little over a week ago that Bridgeport High School boys’ basketball coach Pat McFadden bustled through a burning home to save his fiancé’s 8-year-old son, Tommy. Both remained in Harborview Medical Center for treatment of burns Tuesday – McFadden in serious condition and Tommy, satisfactory.