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Fire cuts off rail services to businesses

PATEROS — When wildfire ripped through the city of Pateros last week, it incinerated two railroad bridges and halted essential rail service to businesses north of the city.

Fire meeting: What’s next?

OKANOGAN — Federal, state and local officials will host a meeting in Okanogan on Thursday night to address recovery efforts, and what happens after the Carlton Complex is under control.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan County

Open 4th District seat draws crowd of would-be successors

An open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District is rare, happening only three times in 56 years. But the number of would-be successors to Republican Rep. Doc Hastings this year is unprecedented.

Oil train derails in rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard in Seattle early Thursday, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe says none of the oil spilled.

Sunken freighter raised from waterway

TACOMA — A drug-smuggling freighter that sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway 18 months ago has been refloated and is being moved to Seattle in a salvage operation expected to cost at least $1.2 million.

Gaza death toll tops 700

JERUSALEM — Israel again pounded the Gaza Strip with bombardment today, driving up the Palestinian death toll to at least 720, while militants fired a flurry of rockets into Israeli territory, with most either falling harmlessly or intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome antimissile defense system.

Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death for faith

ROME — Pope Francis met privately today with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.

Algerian plane vanishes over Mali

ALGIERS — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early today over northern Mali and “probably crashed,” according to the plane’s owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Iraq elects new president

BAGHDAD — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation’s new president today, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country’s leaders as they struggle to form a new government.

Get to know your candidates

The Douglas County Empire Press posed questions to the 12 candidates for U.S. Representative in Congressional District 4 and the three candidates for U.S. Representative in Congressional District 8.

Fire survivors going it day by day

CHILIWIST — The gravel road to what remains of Loren Dolge’s log cabin now divides a still-smoldering landscape dotted with charred ponderosa pine and desert scrub.

New free clinic now open Tuesdays

EAST WENATCHEE — A new, free clinic for low-income patients without insurance is now open in East Wenatchee.