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Shopping season begins tonight

Once today's turkey dinner is just a fond memory, the Christmas shopping season launches in earnest starting with Black Friday.

House fire claims life of Oroville woman

The investigation continues into the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman.

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Snow may delay holiday travels

If your Thanksgiving plans call for traveling over mountain passes this week, you may want to allow some extra time to reach your destination.

Child dies in tractor accident

A toddler was killed Friday, Nov. 18 after he was struck by a tractor at his grandparents’ home on Cherokee Road north of town.

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Students help put food on tables

Fourteen families in the community will have a full Thanksgiving meal provided through the generosity of Okanogan Middle School students.

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North Cascades Highway closes for season

The North Cascades Highway has closed for the winter.

Economy spurs more holiday travel

AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year.

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Winter weather on the way

Although the first official day of winter is a little more than a month away, meteorologists are calling for snow in some portions of the region this week.

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Dakota pipeline project easement delayed

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers plans to delay an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline project until it conducts further environmental review with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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Student art honors veterans

Youngsters from Tonasket elementary and middle schools took part in a challenge - hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project - to decorate local storefronts with tributes to veterans.

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Kennedy concedes race to Branch

Okanogan County Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy released a statement today congratulating challenger Chris Branch on his election win.

Stampede plans meeting, queen coronation

A new queen will be crowned and a hall of fame induction is planned when Omak Stampede Inc. has its annual banquet Saturday, Nov. 19.

High-speed chase lands three in handcuffs

Three people were arrested earlier this month after they allegedly led police on a high-speed chase - reaching speeds of 100 mph - through rural northern Okanogan County.

Snow falls on mountain passes

Although the first official day of winter is more than a month away, a few communities throughout Okanogan and Ferry County were greeted to cold temperatures and the first skiff of snow for the season this morning.

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Rosegarden Care Center to close

Rosegarden Care Center, a 23-bed assisted living facility, will close by month's end.