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Burn bans issued for Okanogan, Kittitas counties

Warm air and a shallow layer of fog in mountain valleys is trapping smoke and impairing air quality, prompting the state to issue burn bans in Kittitas and Okanogan counties.

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Bail set for Piturachsatit

Bail was set yesterday afternoon, Feb. 4, for the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School assistant principal suspected of several counts of possessing sexual depictions of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Oroville: Finding ways to revitalize city

It’s a situation playing out in many communities across north central Washington. As employers pack up and leave town, how to fill empty businesses and attract tourism could become a regional crisis.

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Want to own a powerhouse?

Proposals are being sought for someone to take over the Enloe Dam powerhouse and adapt it for an alternative use, but there’s no hurry to submit proposals.

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Needlelyn Time celebrates 30 years

Sewing has changed a lot over the 30 years, with computerized machines requiring Needlelyn Time owner Lyn Hruska to keep on top of advances.

Oroville economic roundtable planned today

The Oroville Grange is hosting an economic round table discussion today at the Grange, 622 Fir St.

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Gaza trip ends this week

Omak resident and physician Bill Dienst is scheduled to return home Wednesday after spending nearly two weeks teaching medical practices in the Gaza Strip.

Oroville man sentenced for dealing in firearms

An Oroville man was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to dealing firearms without a license.

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Pioneers choose Top Chef

Budding culinary artists in Omak High School’s Family and Consumer Science classes competed in the finale of their “Top Chef”-style competition on Thursday.

Snoqualmie closed because of avalanche danger

Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass is closed from Ellensburg to North Bend because of avalanche danger.

Highway 2 closed through Tumwater Canyon

Highway 2 is closed through Tumwater Canyon because of heavy precipitation and high avalanche danger.

Emergency power outage will allow substation repairs

A one-hour power outage is planned early Thursday morning, Jan. 21, in Twisp and south of town along Highway 153 to the Libby Creek area.

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North Valley Hospital looking to be ‘the best’

Commissioners approve purchase of new dryers

North Valley Hospital leaders are working towards beings one of the best critical access hospitals in the state.

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New trial set in Tonasket death case

Man accused of killing stepson, 22 months old

A March 1 trial date has been set for a Tonasket man who was granted a new trial after winning an appeal of his 2006 conviction of homicide by abuse in the death of his stepson.

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Wildcat Sanctuary welcomes kittens

SANDSTONE, Minn. – Two cougar cubs captured last week in Conconully will find a new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone.

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