Omak man arrested after fatal fire

An Omak man was arrested Friday, Nov. 17, on suspicion of first-degree murder and first-degree arson after a fatal house fire just outside town.

Investigators called fatal fire scene

Investigators with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of a fatal house fire Friday morning, Nov. 17, on Omak River Road.

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Navy crew responsible for phallic skywriting

A giant phallus drawn in the sky with plane exhaust Thursday afternoon, Nov. 16, was the handiwork of a Navy flight crew.

WVCO addresses Confederate flag displayed by student

A Confederate flag displayed on a student’s vehicle led Wenatchee Valley College at Omak officials to host a forum Nov. 16 about the flag and its meaning.

Driver injured in accident near Grand Coulee

A Spokane driver was injured Nov. 13 when his car struck an embankment on Highway 174 about four miles west of town.

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Firefighters respond to fully engulfed house fire

Crews fight fire in below-freezing temperatures

51 million americans to travel Thanksgiving weekend

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase compared to last year.

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North Valley’s new CEO resigns

Former Walgreens manager steps in as interim admin

Newly hired North Valley Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ken Archer announced his resignation during a regular board meeting Thursday, Nov. 9.

Gas prices rise 4.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have risen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96 per gallon earlier this week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Health Benefit Exchange plans expanded in-person help

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced expanded in-person help will be available this Saturday, Nov. 18 for “Get Covered WA” – a statewide effort to get Washingtonians signed up for 2018 health and dental plans before it’s too late.

Lawmakers, including Newhouse, seek Dreamers solution

A new group of 17 Republican lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, have called for a bipartisan legislative solution to protect America’s Dreamers before the end of the year.

Stop sign moved in Okanogan

A stop sign has been installed northbound at the intersection of North Fourth Avenue and Greta Street.

Colville tribal member speaks at sewage spill protest

A Colville tribal member was among the speakers at a Nov. 11 protest of recent sewage spills in Vancouver.

Several schools honored for improvements

Several schools serving Okanogan County students have been awarded “school of distinction” honors by the Center for Educational Effectiveness.

Bridge work should wrap up by Thanksgiving

Work is scheduled to wrap up by Thanksgiving on the first phase of a project to retrofit four Methow River bridges on Highway 153.