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Supreme Court sides with short-term Chiwawa renters

OLYMPIA — When Linda Hargis’ family bought their vacation home in Chiwawa River Pines near Leavenworth, they had a formula to help make the mortgage payments: Vacation rentals.

Orondo boat launch reopens amid higher flows

WENATCHEE — The boat launch at the foot of Orondo Avenue is open again as spring runoff has increased Columbia River flows, the Chelan County PUD announced Friday in a news release.

7.2 quake shakes Mexico City

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico today, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.

Volunteers provide help like no other at mudslide

Just before dark on the drizzling day, the long line of trucks came back. Windshield wipers clicking, headlights beaming, there were firetrucks, aid cars, flatbed trucks with bulldozers and dump trucks. Dozens of them moved slowly along Highway 530 from the mudslide to the Oso Fire Department.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan and Douglas counties

Pinpointing elk collision hot spots on Highway 20

MOUNT VERNON — The State Patrol, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Department of Transportation are trying to get better data about elk vs. car collisions on Highway 20.

Three arrested for meth in drug raid

BREWSTER — Three Brewster-area residents were arrested and about six ounces of methamphetamine was seized in a drug task force raid at a Gebbers Camp residence this week.
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Missing pilot’s wife sees sign in found jewel

TONASKET — Claire Jeffko doesn’t know what made her think of it, but when a friend bent down to pick something up while they were walking her dogs at a Tonasket park on April 1, the words just came out.
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A deadly, devastating day on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early today, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

Sheriff will run again

WATERVILLE — Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal announced Thursday that he will run for re-election.

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

Douglas commissioners seek orderly shorelines hearing

WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Commission on Tuesday will consider four amendments to the county’s shoreline development rules during a special public hearing at 5:30 p.m. at the county fairgrounds building in Waterville.
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A little rain for the game

Partly sunny, breezy and dry conditions are forecast for Today and the Easter weekend after a splattering of light rain Thursday. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph could buffet the region today, but calming Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect mostly sunny skies and gradually warming temperatures of up to 65 degrees by Sunday.

Fresh questions emerge about ferry captain’s actions

MOKPO, South Korea — Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing today and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.

Dear Abby: Assistant’s gruff attitude needs to be smoothed out

Dear Abby: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a “brownnoser”? She did it again yesterday at a staff meeting in front of my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people have complained to me about her attitude.

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 6 p.m. Thurs.