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Bills target federal land ownership in state

Legislative measures call for study, possible return of federal land holdings to state of Washington

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Pateros schools chief injured in crash

Lois Davies hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center after suffering head and rib injuries in snowy crash on U.S. Highway 2.

Weather outlook calls for dense fog, freezing rain

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Okanogan Valley in effect from today through next Tuesday.

Fire victim arrested for possessing, selling stolen batteries

Rose Susan Pauline Vallee, 32, was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on Sunday for first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree possession of stolen property.

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Snow expected to fall today, more overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of North-Central Washington, including Okanogan and Ferry Counties.

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Dansel sworn in to four-year Senate term

Brian Dansel, R-Republic, was sworn in to serve a full, four-year term as Senator for the 7th Legislative District, yesterday in Olympia.

Okanogan County under burn ban

The state Department of Ecology issued the ban Monday based on forecasts of stagnant air conditions in the region, putting the county at risk for air pollution to reach unhealthy levels.

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Columbia River reopens above Wanapum

Most of the 36-mile stretch of the Columbia River is again accessible to the public

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Fire destroys home; three hospitalized

Fire crews responding to a structure fire at 8:53 a.m. arrived to find a home fully engulfed in flames. A mother and her two children were hospitalized.

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Winter storm watch in effect

The National Weather Service has issued several watches and warnings for possible snow accumulations across the region this weekend.

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Body found north of Brewster

Deputies identify remains as Juan A. Oros-Morales, missing since Dec. 19

High wind advisory issued

Wind gusts could reach 45 mph today, National Weather Service says

Burn ban extended in Okanogan County

State Department of Ecology prohibiting the use of wood-burning stoves and fireplaces in homes as winter storms are forecast to hit area

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Bridgeport High School classes to resume

Classes will resume Wednesday for Bridgeport High School students in the wake of a break-in and extensive vandalism over the weekend.

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Convicted sex offender moves to Omak Mountain Road

Patrick Lee Luntsford has multiple convictions, including rape, incest and drug violations