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Tips to leave work at work

It can be difficult for employees to detach from incomplete work tasks, but having a plan for dealing with those tasks may help, a new study suggests.

Fewer with rheumatoid arthritis dying from heart disease

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease, but a new study shows that efforts to prevent heart problems and diagnose and treat heart disease early may be paying off.

Matchmaking may change online job search market

NEW YORK — Just as social media changed how people find love and marriage, with research showing about 22 percent of U.S. couples now meet online, an Internet dating website is betting its matchmaking techniques will help people find the perfect job.

More than 500,000 people homeless in the United States

More than 500,000 people — a quarter of them children — were homeless in the United States this year amid scarce affordable housing across much of the nation, according to a study released on Thursday.

Walton — 50th

Skip and Terry Walton of Waterville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday.

Birth announcements

Birth announcements from throughout North Central Washington

Dear Abby: Aunt weighs responsibility for her late-in-life nephew

Dear Abby: My sister “Adele” chose to adopt a baby boy when she was in her late 50s. She isn’t married. Before the adoption, she asked me if something happened to her, would I take care of the child. I had already raised my children and was going through a divorce, so I said, “No. I’m too old and I want to enjoy my future retirement.” She got mad.

Living with Alzheimer’s | Caring for the person with Alzheimer’s

Editor’s note: This is the seventh of eight articles written by Methow Valley resident Don Reddington, which explores the issues of living with Alzheimer’s disease. The articles are written in collaboration with Jerry Bristol, Katie Bristol, Raleigh Bowden, M.D., and Methow Valley News reporter Laurelle Walsh.

And they’re off

It’s always hunting season for local photographer Frank Cone, but his choice of weapon is his Nikon D7200. Frank shot this image Nov. 12 while looking north from Walla Walla Point Park. (Photo provided/Frank Cone)

College life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

Youth-engagement program launches locally

ENGAGE NOW, a newly formed civic-education and youth-engagement program, was launched at Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College on Friday and Saturday last week. In total, more than 900 students participated in informational forums.

Dear Abby: Feelings hurt in high school linger long after graduation

Dear Abby: I loved the letter from “Ready for the Reunion” (July 31), who wondered why some people in her high school graduating class didn’t respond to the notice of the reunion. Some of us would like to completely forget high school and everything associated with it.

A mystery that settled in stone

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — The strange pillarlike formation emerged after Crowley Lake reservoir was completed in 1941: stone columns up to 20 feet tall connected by high arches, as if part of an ancient Moorish temple.

Dear Abby: Woman’s vow of celibacy is tested by her friends

Dear Abby: I am a 28-year-old woman who has decided, after 11 years and 50-plus partners, to become celibate. A couple of friends have attempted to get me to break my vow. These men know how they make me feel, and I am finding it difficult to stay away from them. Although I have stopped spending time with them, I still feel the urge to be with them.