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Carlton Complex Fires 2014: The recovery continues

This week’s column on recovery from last summer’s largest wildfire in Washington’s history focuses on some opportunities for fire survivors, and ways that people can help by offering housing to volunteers, attending a benefit concert or giving a donation.

Father pleads not guilty to illegal gun possession

SEATTLE — The father of a teenager who fatally shot four classmates then killed himself at a Washington state high school last year pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he illegally bought the handgun used in the rampage.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan County

State’s jobless rate falls

Washington state's jobless rate fell in March after rising late last year and holding steady the past several months.
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Bad debt and charity care down; Medicaid costs up

NCW – For years, hospitals have been sounding the alarm: The increasing costs of charity care and bad debt were cutting into budgets, even pushing some financially-stressed facilities to the brink.

New campaign aims to curb panhandling

City officials believe aggressive begging is on the rise in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee and are launching a public campaign to combat it. With the support of local social service agencies, the cities plan to launch the "Bring the Change" campaign in June, asking the public to stop giving change to panhandlers and instead give it to local charities.

Teen arrested in Cashmere pallet fire

CASHMERE -- A 17-year-old Dryden boy was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of arson in connection with the pallet fire Sunday night at Blue Star Growers.

Kretz wildfire bill passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill responding to concerns of some Okanogan County residents following last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire passed the state Senate by a unanimous vote on Monday.