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Former Tonasket man convicted of rape, molestation

Butcher was Tonasket School District employee from 1982-1990

A former Tonasket School District employee was found guilty of two counts of first degree child rape and six counts of first degree child Tuesday in Spokane County.

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Bipartisan Hirst fix passes Legislature

After more than a year of hard-fought negotiations, the state Legislature passed a bipartisan fix to the Hirst water decision.

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Teen with Curlew ties pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Suspect removed from Job Corps Program after alleged threats of violence

A Pullman police commander’s son – who was arrested last summer in Ferry County – pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Pullman High School student.

Murray, Cantwell vote against lowering prescription drugs costs

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray were among 13 Democrats that voted against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import lower priced prescription drugs from Canada.

City tables discussion on failing water system

The city council tabled a discussion on what to do with a failing water system on the east side of Lake Osoyoos during a Jan. 2 city council meeting.

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North Valley Hospital leaders discuss bylaws

Things may be looking up for North Valley Hospital.

EDITORIAL: Communities need to work, plan together

Far too often residents of Okanogan County and neighboring Ferry County seem to say there’s never much to do around the region.

CENTER STAGE: Locals appear on small screen

Last week’s snow storm was sure nice. Aside from the constant shoveling, slower traffic and increased burden, when the day’s work is done, it is nice to sit down with a hot cup of tea and watch the snowflakes fall.

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Tonasket mayor sworn into office

Newly elected Mayor Dennis Brown and council members Christa Levine and Jill Ritter were sworn into office during a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9.

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Pfeifer elected to lead NVH board

North Valley Hospital commissioners named Jean Pfeifer as board chairwoman during their regular meeting Jan. 11. Pfeifer was elected during the November 2017 election to her first term on the board. The board named Jerry Bradley as vice chairman and Dick Larson as secretary.

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