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Common Ground: Is divisiveness in our society contributing to PTSD in vets?

There’s nothing quite like a provocative TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talk to force us to confront different ways of thinking about the world around us. Wenatchee, you will recall, hosted a local TED event in 2014 that explored "connecting the dots" in our community to improve resilience.

Motorcyclists lead police on high-speed chase

BREWSTER — Two motorcycle riders led state and county police on a high-speed chase Saturday, passing other cars on Highway 97 at speeds in excess of 100 mph and forcing some motorists off the road, authorities said.

Motorcyclist injured after being ejected during accident

WINTHROP — A 62-year-old Hanford, California, man was treated at Central Washington Hospital after the motorcycle he was riding ran off Highway 20 and came to rest in a ditch. Hudson R. Gilbert was ejected from the motorcycle, according to a State Patrol report.
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Sleepy Hollow Fire: Our stories, one year later

In the early afternoon of June 28, 2015, a deeply troubled man pulled his truck to the side of Sleepy Hollow Road and, authorities say, ignited dry grass with a Bic lighter.

Downtown Seattle’s building frenzy: 65 projects now in construction

SEATTLE —The building boom sweeping downtown Seattle is hard to miss, between the jostling cranes, giant holes in the ground and construction crews closing down streets. But new data shows just how intense things have gotten — and how much more is still yet to come.

Brexit crisis tops off rough stretch in Obama’s push for legacy

SEATTLE — The financial and political fallout from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has added to a string of setbacks for President Barack Obama as he works to burnish his legacy before his presidency ends in January 2017.

Flooding in West Virginia kills 24 people

West Virginia’s three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state’s worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday.

Blueberry producers buoyed by bumper crop

CENTRALIA — Washington’s blueberry producers are expecting to send 115 million pounds of fresh blueberries to market this season. The large harvest is expected to meet ballooning market demand that has been driven by increasing consumer awareness of the many health benefits associated with consuming blueberries.

City of Yakima looks to clear up property policies

YAKIMA — Efforts by two property owners to get the city of Yakima to give up alleys adjacent to their properties have been delayed due to confusion about whether or not those owners should pay for the property.

Task force arrests three for selling meth

OMAK — Authorities broke up a recently-established drug ring in Omak that authorities say was set up to import and distribute methamphetamines from California.