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City gives $1 million to fight homelessness

WENATCHEE — A new bed-bug eradication effort is among the 14 community programs that will share more than $1 million in homeless funding next year.

Muffler Shop hotrods it to new location

Vroom! After 35 years in the same Wenatchee location, The Muffler Shop has moved to 221 Park St. That’s in the auto-repair district between the 7-Eleven store and the George Sellar Bridge at the south end of town. Owners Jerry and Junell Wentz say they’ll continue to service foreign and domestic vehicles — tractors to hotrods — and offer custom-built exhaust systems for just about any ride. “We do it all,” said Junell. “People wanting custom work for their hot rods have come from Canada, California and all around the ...

Overdue climbers found safe

LEAVENWORTH — Searchers were called out Friday to find two climbers who had lost their cell phone and couldn’t let friends know that they would be late.
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Fire Relief Center cuts back hours

PATEROS — It started out of need, when hundreds of people were suddenly left homeless after the Carlton Complex Fires ripped out of control on July 17.
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Six injured in head-on crash during snow storm

In the first significant snowfall of the season, six people were injured in a two-car, head-on accident that blocked traffic in both directions on Highway 28 Friday afternoon, according to a State Patrol report.

Fire ratings improve

CHELAN — Fire insurance rates for dozens of homeowners on the South Lakeshore Road near Chelan just got cheaper thanks to construction of a new fire hall.

Council plans Dec. 9 election

MANSON — Three at-large positions on the Manson Community Council are up for election, and anyone wishing to run must obtain signatures of 10 registered voters within the Manson School District by Dec. 1.

School hosts land swap hearing

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School District will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday on a proposed transfer of property to the city of Wenatchee.
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Labor dispute continues to squeeze NCW apple exports

WENATCHEE — Just when North Central Washington’s apple industry was hoping for mega-exports from its largest crop in history, millions of boxes of ready-to-ship fruit are threatened with shipping delays in a labor dispute at the state’s major ports.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan and Douglas counties

Boehner on immigration: ‘We will not stand idle’

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was “damaging the presidency” with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.

Second lawsuit planned over Hanford vapors

RICHLAND — A second group has announced its intention to file a lawsuit over the exposure of some Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers to harmful vapors.