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Medicare bought meds for dead people

WASHINGTON — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare’s prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead.

Report finds problem with Hanford nuclear vapors

The U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear site, according to a new report issued Thursday.

Yakamas give notice of Hanford cleanup lawsuit

The Yakama Nation is preparing to sue the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency over cleanup plans for the Hanford 300 Area north of Richland.

Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

MILFORD, Pa. — Onlookers shouted “Are you sorry?” and “Why did you do it?” at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance today following a grueling seven-week manhunt.

Two injured in two-vehicle collision

RIVERSIDE — Two people were injured Thursday night when a pickup and a car collided, causing the pickup to burst into flames.

Wading pool

A great blue heron wades in a pond near the intersection of Mill Road and Sunset Highway in Cashmere on Tuesday morning.

Wilf Woods | Classical music weekend

It’s a classical music weekend, with Saturday’s Wenatchee Valley Symphony orchesta concert, and a trio on Sunday afternoon at The Grove on the WVC campus.

Dope magazine features former NFL player

WENATCHEE — Monkey Grass Farm got its moment in the sun this month — odd, considering they’re a marijuana operation that does its growing strictly indoors.

Rah-rah in the rain

In a steady rainfall that lasted the entire football game, Allie Barker, 17, puts on a happy face as a cheerleader for the Entiat Tigers during Thursday night’s football game against Pateros. She had a lot to cheer about as Entiat clinched a playoff spot. For more on the game see today’s Page B1 and a photo gallery at

Backed down by handgun, ex-boyfriend enters plea

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee man who entered a former girlfriend’s home unlawfully, and was repelled by her pistol-wielding current boyfriend, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 days on work release.

Three NCW schools win educational award

WENATCHEE — Three North Central Washington schools have received 2014 School of Distinction Awards from the state’s Center for Educational Effectiveness.

Phone scam seeks back taxes

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee woman is warning the public about a phone scam that she experienced on Wednesday from someone posing as a federal Treasury official.