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Five injured in Saturday collision

CHELAN — Five people were injured near here Saturday in the collision of a pickup truck and a Jeep, according to the State Patrol.

Red Cross fights fire despair with ‘help and hope’

WENATCHEE — Staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross raced last week to North Central Washington to form what group leaders believe is one of the largest disaster relief forces in the region’s history.

Everyday Business | Golf and taxes still inevitable

The aftermath of local wildfires is gritty enough without immediately getting down to the nitty-gritty of commerce. But business owners in fire-affected areas — and the folks who work for them — may be relieved to know that:

Farm losses from Carlton fire staggering

PATEROS — It’s still too soon to assess agricultural losses to Okanogan County’s No. 1 economic driver. But they’re likely to be staggering, and in many cases, lasting.

Derailment intensifies concerns over oil transport through state

A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track under the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle early Thursday. Nobody was hurt, no oil leaked and there was no threat to the public when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.

Northwest has few children from border surge

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States from Central America have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

Battle rages in Gaza amid truce talks

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early today, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons.