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Murder trial’s delay irks victim’s family

OKANOGAN — When Glen and Barbara Carrigan lost their middle son, Mike, in what investigators described as a bizarre sniper-style murder, the Moses Lake couple were devastated.

Fire destroys Manson rental unit

MANSON — A unoccupied building near Manson that was sometimes used as a rental unit was significantly damaged by fire this morning.

After appeals, marijuana grower acquitted

WATERVILLE — An Orondo-area man who cultivated marijuana to treat his son's illness was acquitted Thursday in his second trial for allegedly exceeding the legal amount he could grow.

Care worker accused of elder-patient ID theft

WENATCHEE — A Leavenworth woman is charged with stealing the identities of two dementia patients in her care, as well as $9,600 from one of them, to open bank and credit card accounts in their names.

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Surfing on the breeze

Bogdan Elikh takes advantage of a recent windy day to windsurf along the edge of Soap Lake. Elikh was born in the Ukraine, but moved to the area 18 years ago.

Taking shape

New assisted living and rehab facility rises in Wenatchee.

Fire evacuations begin at Holden Village

HOLDEN VILLAGE — Some 350 residents and mine-reclamation workers at Holden Village will begin evacuating today as the Wolverine Fire moves toward the only road leading to the remote Lutheran retreat in the hills above Lake Chelan.

Lawyers argue life or death for Colorado movie gunman

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Defense attorneys said the Colorado movie massacre gunman was schizophrenic and they urged jurors on Thursday to spare his life, while prosecutors said James Holmes must not be able to use mental illness as a shield.

Californians exceed water conservation target in June

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians reduced their water use by more than 27 percent in June, exceeding the amount ordered by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown in the state’s first-ever mandatory conservation rules amid an ongoing catastrophic drought, authorities said.

U.S. agency investigates violation in lion killing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating whether the killing of a beloved lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe was part of a conspiracy to violate a U.S. law against illegal wildlife trading, a source close to the case told Reuters on Thursday.