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Teen gets 3 years in Skyline Drive robbery

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee youth who held another teen at gunpoint must serve three years in prison and plead guilty to separate crimes in juvenile court, including an attack on a disabled man last summer.

Wet weather eases California drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s years-long dry spell has lifted dramatically during several months of heavy rain and snow, leaving just 17 percent of the most populous U.S. state in conditions that scientists consider to be drought, officials said Thursday.

Last holdouts cleared from Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

Law enforcement took control of the largest Dakota Access pipeline protest camp Thursday, arresting or moving the few dozen people who had remained in the mud and snow in one of the largest environmental protests in American history.

School districts pledge to protect immigrant students’ rights

CHELAN — The Lake Chelan School District will “support and protect” the rights of its students — documented and undocumented — if immigration conflicts arise on school property, Superintendent Barry DePaoli announced Thursday in a letter to parents and guardians.
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Tribal leader has long history with the Ancient One

SEATTLE — Michael Marchand looked out the back door of the Burke Museum last Friday — during a break in the long process to receive the Ancient One’s remains — and saw two bald eagles circling low, just above them.

Still time to vote on a new park name

WENATCHEE — Online voting is open until 5 p.m. Tuesday to name the Chelan County PUD’s new recreation/natural area just south of the Odabashian Bridge on the Columbia River’s Douglas County shoreline.
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Clearing the way for spring sports

Chelan County PUD parks maintenance crew member Joe Suarez, foreground, and Shawna Hanson, at right, use snow blowers to clear off the tennis courts at Walla Walla Point Park on Thursday. The crew was helping Mother Nature out, getting the courts ready for the upcoming high school tennis season, which begins next week.
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A lesson in self-defense

After just learning a judo takedown, Rachel Creek, at right, and Teigan Lester go through the moves in slow-motion. They were among about 200 Foothills Middle School students learning self-defense Thursday from Greg Seeman of Bushido Judo Club in Wenatchee. In the background, Seeman is seen getting taken down by Starlene Oberfelder, as he helps her learn the throw. He has been studying judo for more than 40 years and holds the class at Foothills every few years.

Chelan County expects more pot-hole reporting

WENATCHEE — Chelan County Public Works crews try to fill every pothole on a county road within 48 hours of someone reporting it. The coming weeks could put them to the test.

Team Naturaleza organizes guided educational snowshoe tour on Saturday

LEAVENWORTH — Team Naturaleza invites Latino community members to participate in a guided snowshoe tour on Saturday that explores the beauties and wonders of nature. The adventure will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, 12790 Fish Hatchery Road.
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RepWatch | Reichert’s online auditorium

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert fielded questions on public policy Thursday while a stream of angry emojis ... and a few thumbs-ups ... flowed beneath his chin.

Eastmont schools survey extended through the weekend

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School District is extending the four-option school configuration survey through Monday morning, for parents, community members and teachers interested in weighing in on how best to handle growth in the school district through 2024.