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Prevent conflicts with hungry bears this spring

State lists way to prevent problems with black bears coming out of winter dens

Highway 153 west of Pateros will open tonight

PATEROS - Washington Department of Transportation announced that they will be opening Highway 153 six miles west of Pateros tonight at 8 p.m.

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Local detention likely cheapest for juveniles

OKANOGAN — An analysis of per-day incarceration costs for the Okanogan County Juvenile Detention facility and two other, out-of-county facilities shows the in-county option likely would be the cheapest.

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Shelter seeking help on funding

OROVILLE – A Gofundme.com page has been launched to raise money for a conditional use permit and any associated legal fees to reopen N.O. Paws Left Behind dog shelter in Oroville.

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Goldmark discusses fire issues

OMAK – Three of 10 new state Department of Natural Resources wildland firefighting engines and crews will be deployed in Okanogan County.

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Agencies get earful about fires

OKANOGAN — Dozens of Okanogan County residents packed into the Agriplex Annex on March 31 to voice their dissatisfaction over state and federal agencies’ response to the past two years’ wildfires.

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WAGON MAN: Traveling the country and spreading the word — one wagon at a time

If you’ve gone through Omak the past week, you may have noticed a wagon train stopped along the street. Sir Keith Allen Fair, 53, has been traveling roads across the country pulling his wagons, packed with his possessions, one at a time to his final destination, wherever that happens to be.

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Eastern Washington feels "The Bern"

More than 7,000 raucous Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters rocked the Yakima Valley SunDome last night as the presidential hopeful brought his socialistic views to Central Washington.

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Hughes Department Store closes

A historic business and one of northern Okanogan County’s largest retailers - Hughes Department Store - closed its doors last night.

31,579 cases of Bumble Bee Tuna recalled

Bumble Bee Foods has issued a recall on more than 30,000 cases canned tuna.

DUI enforcement stepped up for St. Patrick's Day

The Washington State Patrol is reminding people who choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol not to get behind the wheel impaired.

Winter carnival planned tomorrow

The Tonasket Elementary School’s Parent Teachers Organization will host a winter carnival tomorrow night.

Two-vehicle accident kills one, injures three

A two-vehicle accident seven miles south of town yesterday afternoon claimed the life of a Tonasket woman and injured three others.

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Ground sinks beneath train

RIVERSIDE – Rain-saturated ground gave way beneath a southbound train Monday afternoon, causing five cars of the 52-car train to derail.

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Lee changes plea in deaths

MOSCOW, Idaho — A former Tonasket resident accused of killing three people changed his plea last Friday in a Latah County Superior Courtroom.