NOANet problems affect local Internet service

Problems with the NoaNet broadband system this morning slowed Internet service to end users of the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s fiber-optic network and caused problems for people trying to file for elective office through the state.

Community meeting planned Thursday

Events, economic development to be discussed

A meeting to discuss upcoming Ferry County community events and economic development projects is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday.

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Crews to raise new casino sign

Construction crews soon will raise a marquee sign for the new 12 Tribes Resort and Casino south of Omak off U.S. Highway 97.

Rural Pathways event planned for Friday

A webinar discussing ways to create jobs, improve local economy, add value to existing businesses and encourage new entrepreneurs is set for Friday.

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Kinross to host marketing and business course

A marketing and business development program to assist communities affected by the looming closure of Kinross Kettle River-Buckhorn mine is set for Jan. 14.

Snohomish County massage therapist indefinitely suspended for sex charge

State health officials have suspended the license of Snohomish County massage therapist Steven Lee Cook indefinitely for sexual misconduct.

Minimum wage jumps 15 cents

Washington state to remain the highest in the nation with a minimum wage of $9.47 per hour

Creston firm wins state environmental award

Site was formerly considered a hazard by state Department of Ecology officials

Local gas prices dip below $3 per gallon

Gas prices in Okanogan, Omak and Riverside are among lowest in the region

Nurse suspended after stealing drugs, threatening police

Registered nurse's behavior leads to license suspension

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State seeks rail line input

Officials want to hear from farmers and ranchers on how the Palouse River and Coulee City Rail Service can be improved

Judge upholds marijuana ban

Second judge rules in favor of a city banning the sale of retail marijuana within its jurisdiction despite I-502 approval

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'Best Of' survey under way

Vote for your favorite businesses and amenities in Okanogan and Ferry counties

Chronicle to close early on Friday

The Chronicle office, 618 Okoma Drive, will close at 3 p.m. Friday.

Tonasket chamber to meet

Tonasket business group to discuss membership, officer nominations and goals for next year