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Washington Elementary dedication is Thursday

WENATCHEE — Dedication ceremonies are set Thursday for for the new Washington Elementary School and remodeled Castlerock Early Childhood Learning Center and Special Education Offices.

PUD commissioners agree to assign Alcoa contracts

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD commissioners Thursday unanimously agreed to assign the utility’s power contracts with Alcoa Inc. to the soon-to-be-created Alcoa Corporation.

Multiple rounds fired in pot farm shootout

WENATCHEE — At least 11 rounds were fired Thursday night at a Wenatchee Heights legal pot farm by suspects who broke in and the owner who returned fire, authorities said.

Shots fired along Saddle Rock trail

WENATCHEE — Deputies found a gun, but not the person who fired it Sunday afternoon along the Saddle Rock hiking trail.

Delays continue for rock scaling in Pine Canyon

ORONDO — Motorists can expect 20-minute, flagger-controlled delays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Pine Canyon for the rest of the week, as crews continue work to stabilize 250 feet of slope, about 2.5 miles northeast of Orondo.

Port of Douglas awards road work to Selland

EAST WENATCHEE — Selland Construction of Wenatchee has won a $280,000 bid to build a road and extend utilities to a lot slated for a proposed data center in the Port of Douglas County’s Pangborn Airport Business Park.

Sharratt named WSU’s Advocate for Education

WENATCHEE — Former East Wenatchee resident Gene Sharratt has been picked to receive the 2016 Advocate  for Education Award by Washington State University's College of Education.

Hydroseeding at the airport

A crew hydoseeds the area around the recent runway extension project at Pangborn Memorial Airport.

Mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens

NEW YORK — The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the vast expanse of brick and mortar emporiums that many Americans no longer visit.

Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability.

French police stage fifth night of protest, Hollande pledges meeting

PARIS — French police staged protests in Paris and other cities for a fifth night on Friday, in a movement showing no sign of abating despite President Francois Hollande’s government attempts to defuse tensions just months before a presidential election.

Campaign HQ evacuated

NEW YORK — The campaign headquarters for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was evacuated on Friday night after a white substance was discovered in an envelope, police said.

Oklahoma rejects Russian request to monitor election in state

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma voting officials have denied a request from the Russian consulate in Houston to monitor the Nov. 8 general elections in the state, saying foreign delegates are not allowed into polling stations, an official said on Friday.