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Fires bring changes to events, kudos

NCW — Although wildfires are still burning, and some areas in Okanogan County are still under high-level evacuation advisories, local residents are picking up the pieces and trying to bring back a sense of normalcy.

Inmate linked to springtime burglary spree

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County man is charged with a string of rural burglaries last spring, including the theft of vintage baseball cards he allegedly sought to sell for his bail money.

Entiat ranger retires

ENTIAT — Janet Flanagan, Entiat District Ranger for the past four years, retired this week following a 35-year career with the U.S. Forest Service.

18-year sentence in Chelan abduction case

WENATCHEE — The bizarre case of a convicted murderer who held two men captive in a Chelan home concluded Wednesday with an 18-year prison sentence.

NCW fires: Progress continues

NCW — Firefighters continue to make good progress on several major fires still burning in North Central Washington.

Everybody Out: Rocky Reach Trail

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the dedication of the newly completed Rocky Reach Trail this past July, Bob Parlette joked, "There were times I thought I wouldn't live to see this day."

Manhunt widens for police shooting suspect

CHICAGO — Hundreds of police on Wednesday widened the search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran policeman in northern Illinois amid the closure of local schools and preparations for a vigil for the slain officer.

Air strikes kill at least 31, as offensive continues

WANA, Pakistan — Air strikes carried out by Pakistani forces killed at least 31 people in the country’s volatile northwest, officials said, as an offensive against the Pakistani Taliban continues.

Clerk seeking same-sex marriage license reprieve

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A county clerk in Kentucky sought an emergency injunction on Wednesday to temporarily block a federal court order requiring her to issue same-sex marriage licenses as she prepares to go to court on Thursday to face contempt charges.

Obama secures votes for Iran deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory on Wednesday by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

State sues U.S. over toxic vapors at nuclear waste site

SEATTLE -- The U.S. government has failed to adequately safeguard crews involved in the decades-long cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, leaving workers sickened by exposure to toxic vapors, the state said in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.