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A new kind of fire line: community protection

PLAIN — As the stubborn Wolverine Fire creeps westward, fire officials are working on a plan to keep the nearly 65,000-acre fire from moving into new communities.

One heck of a hot summer

WENATCHEE — Summer is still a few weeks from being officially over. But so far, it's been one hot son of a gun.

Annexation request on track for September decision

WENATCHEE — Despite the unexpected task of surveying properties burned by wildfire this summer, Chelan County Assessor Deanna Walter says she will still give the city of Wenatchee an answer this month on the huge Olds Station annexation request.

Grant Road detour begins Monday

EAST WENATCHEE — Grant Road traffic near Pangborn Memorial Airport will be detoured Monday through Sept. 22.

Judge dismisses Crescent Bar lawsuit

SPOKANE — It’s officially over. U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush has dismissed the 2012 lawsuit filed by leaseholders fighting eviction from Crescent Bar Island.

California assisted suicide bill advances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.

Top educator agrees: FAFSA needs to be easier to fill out

SEATTLE — One of the biggest obstacles for parents with college-going children is filling out the FAFSA, the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form asks more than a hundred detailed questions about a family’s income in order to measure whether a student should be eligible for aid. But it’s so complicated that it’s seen by many educators as a barrier for low-income and first-generation students who want to go to college.

Minimum wage unfair to franchisees, appeals court told

SEATTLE — The International Franchise Association, in oral arguments before a federal appeals court panel Tuesday, again contended that Seattle’s minimum wage law unfairly discriminates against local franchisees.

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Ex-director of Fogle’s foundation pleads guilty

INDIANAPOLIS — The ex-head of the foundation started by former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed on Tuesday to plead guilty to a dozen counts of child sexual exploitation and one count of distributing and receiving child pornography, a U.S. attorney in Indiana said.