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Japan partly lifts poultry ban after bird flu

U.S./CANADA — Japan’s Farm Ministry on Friday partiality lifted a ban on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States and Canada following an outbreak of bird flu.

Bill to regulate e-cigarettes clears legislative hurdle

CALIFORNIA — The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, sending the measure to the Assembly where a similar bill died earlier this year. The measure was one of several anti-tobacco bills that advanced in the Senate on Thursday, including one to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21.

Arenas — Kulhánek

Lucas Jan Kulhánek and Gabriel Peter Arenas were married June 6 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Wenatchee by Rev. Nancy Conner, Rev. Dennis Sepper and Rev. Frances Twiggs.

Beebe — 70th

Bill and MaryAnn Beebe will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a reception Sept. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Wenatchee First Assembly Church, 1520 McKittrick St.

Kriete — 60th

Kenny and Betty Kriete of Ephrata celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 29 during a family barbecue hosted by their children.

Simon — 70th

Forrest and Wilma Simon of Gig Harbor recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a private party at their son’s home in Gig Harbor.

Sadewasser — Short

Michelle Short and Nathan Sadewasser were married Aug. 15. The ceremony was officiated by Daniel Kellogg.

Jones — 60th

Wiley “George” and Pat Jones celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently during a family dinner.


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Peterson — Hibbard

Brianna Hibbard and James Peterson were married Aug. 22 in Chehalis.

Bentley — 50th

Bill and Ginger Bentley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 5 during an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at 120B Peters St. in Wenatchee. The family welcomes friends and community members to celebrate with them.

Planned Parenthood says videos distorted

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Planned Parenthood told U.S. congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organization rendered the tapes unreliable for government inquiries.

Man, 79, one of first to get new device aimed at preventing strokes

SEATTLE — A 77-year-old Lake Stevens man with a serious history of stroke was at the front of the line this spring when the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally approved a new device aimed at stopping a common cause of the often-deadly problem.