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Tenants displaced from decrepit Chelan apartment building

CHELAN — The few tenants who still remain in a decrepit, downtown apartment building that the city has declared “preliminarily… unfit for human occupancy” are having a hard time finding other housing they can afford.

Teen implicated in Skyline Drive robbery

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee 17-year-old is accused of holding another teen at gunpoint and robbing him of phone, backpack and gaming console.

WVC Rec Center groundbreaking Saturday

WENATCHEE —  A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Wenatchee Valley College student recreation center will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the school's Smith Gym parking lot.

Ancient One’s‘ return rests on House-Senate compromise

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A 20-year push — which included legal action — by Indian tribes in Central Washington to have the 9,000-year-old skeletal remains that they call The Ancient One returned to them got support from the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Preparing for Wings and Wheels Festival

Kimmie Robertson arranges a display of stuffed animals at the Hoop Shoot game as the Davis Shows Northwest carnival sets up in Eastmont Community Park for the 2016 Wings and Wheels Festival. The carnival opens at 4 p.m. Thursday and runs through Sunday. 

Okanogan Grange hosts candidate forum

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan Grange will sponsor and host a forum for Okanogan County candidates from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the grange hall, 305 Tyee St. in Okanogan.

Douglas County gives pot growers more time

EAST WENATCHEE — Investments by some would-be marijuana growers convinced Douglas County commissioners Tuesday to delay making a final decision about limiting where new farms can be located.

Police identify shooting suspect who wounded nine

HOUSTON — A Houston lawyer suspected of wounding nine people in a shooting spree on Monday has been formally identified by the medical examiner as 46-year-old Nathan DeSai, police said.

Illinois man pleads guilty in nude-photo hacking scandal

An Illinois man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking the e-mail accounts of high-profile female celebrities in a scandal linked to the online release of nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and others.

Scientist solves perplexing mystery of identity thief Lori Ruff

SEATTLE — In opposite corners of the country, two families were on flip sides of the same tragic mystery. One, in Texas, had lost a wife to suicide in 2010, then learned that she was not who she claimed. So who was she? All their digging turned up nothing.

Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles

NEW YORK — The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday.

ADHD drugs no help with homework

Giving stimulants to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not help them complete homework or get better grades, a small study suggests.