Republic man struck by car

BRandon J. Smith hit by car on state Highway 20

Gay-straight club observing Day of Silence in local school

Omak High School's gay-straight club participating in Day of Silence; some parents keeping straight students home

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Small Riverside brush fire prompts response

Brush fire intentionally started to burn weeds at entrance to Riverside

CenturyLink problem takes down 911 emergency lines

911 service statewide goes down, but most of the system is back up and running

Westbound Interstate 90 closed at Vantage

Westbound Interstate 90 traffic is being routed through Wenatchee due to a crash at Vantage

Wenatchee River Ranger District to begin spring prescribed burns

Beaver Valley burning expected to start this month

McMorris Rodgers announces Congressional Art Competition

Ferry County students encouraged to enter art competition

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Hemings win snowmobile club raffle

Larry and Jill Heming won a Bonaparte Snowmobile/ATV Club raffle

Omak woman dies in ATV crash

Omak woman dies Saturday night in ATV crash on upper lake

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Hastings receives Water Statesman Award

Water group recognizes Congressman Doc Hastings for his work on hydropower issues

Slide claims local woman’s mother

Two other families’ relatives escape injury in Oso

OSO – A Bridgeport Elementary School teacher lost her mother and her childhood home in the recent landslide that has so far claimed 27 lives and caused dozens more to go missing. Linda McPherson, mother of teacher and Bridgeport Planning Commission member Kate McPherson, died in the March 22 landslide.

Transgender policies on docket

Schools ponder logistics of making accommodations

The Omak School Board will consider an anti-discrimination policy and procedures dealing with transgender students when it meets at 10 a.m. today in the district office, 619 W. Bartlett Ave.

Board backs CEO choice

Coulee Medical’s top administrator tapped for Brewster

Three Rivers Hospital commissioners are standing behind their selection of embattled Coulee Medical Center Administrator J. Scott Graham as their new CEO.

Tribe readies for Omak casino construction

Dirt at site scheduled to move within two weeks

Construction is scheduled to start in less than two weeks on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ new casino just south of town.

Bruemmer resigns from board

Okanogan School District staff to be honored in May

The Okanogan School District is looking for a new board member in the wake of Joyce Bruemmer’s resignation.