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Tumwater Fire 1

Leavenworth fire throwing up lots of smoke

LEAVENWORTH — Fire crews and helicopters were trying to tame a human-caused wildfire burning in brush and timber near the mouth of Tumwater Canyon in Leavenworth Sunday morning.

Trinidad wildfire 30 percent contained

TRINIDAD — A fast moving wildfire threatened several homes but didn’t burn any structures while racing through 300 acres of brush and dry grass near Trinidad Saturday afternoon.

Two injured in Highway 20 crash

MAZAMA — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 20, 20 miles west of Winthrop, sent two people to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak Saturday.

Farewell to Dr. Zook

One of the medical community’s stalwarts, Dr. Wayne Zook, has died this past week at Gig Harbor, where he and his wife had retired.

Living in fire country

ENTIAT — When you live in fire country as long as Mike and Chris Mallon have, you look at your surroundings a little differently.

Lynx protections expanded, new habitat denied

BILLINGS, Mont. — Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat for the elusive animal in the Southern Rockies, parts of New England and other areas considered non-essential to their survival.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan and Douglas counties

Local kids tested for severe respiratory illness

SEATTLE — Public health officials in King County are investigating whether patients being treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital have a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children nationwide.

Hamas likely used residential areas as cover for launches

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Hamas now admits “mistakes” were made.

More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

GUEN, Central African Republic — More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands.

Obama issues disaster declaration for quake

President Barack Obama declared California a major disaster site Thursday, unlocking federal funds for recovery efforts in the areas affected by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake near Napa last month.

Wells Hatchery overhaul planned for 2015

AZWELL — Douglas County PUD commissioners have approved up to $3.2 million for engineering work to overhaul the aged fish hatchery at Wells Dam.