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Readers react: Bus rape investigator cites ‘lax’ supervision

WENATCHEE — There were plenty of angry comments on the Wenatchee World’s Facebook page and emails this past weekend in response to the findings of a Wenatchee School District investigation of alleged rapes that occurred on a Sept. 6 freshman football team bus ride.

Robbery suspect found in bedroom

BRIDGEPORT — A man suspected of robbing a Bridgeport convenience store at gunpoint on Saturday was later found hiding in the bedroom of a home about a half mile away.

Rec district manager honored

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee Reclamation District employee was one of three state residents to be recognized by the Washington State Water Resources Association.

Ridge gets mention during Hawks game

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee’s love-hate (mostly hate) relationship with Seattle tends to get set aside when it comes to football. Ever since Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s been easy to pretend “Seattle” doesn’t come before “Seahawks.”

Santas hop choppers to wow waiting crowds

EAST WENATCHEE — For a big guy with a sack of toys, squeezing into the passenger seat of a Robinson R44 Raven helicopter might be the hardest task of the season.

State officials plan fire meeting in Brewster

BREWSTER — Two state representatives, including Okanogan County’s Rep. Joel Kretz, will host a meeting in Brewster Jan. 5 to discuss issues from the Carlton Complex Fires and how to better prepare for the 2015 wildfire season.

The Snoopy showdown

Two potential lessons here: 1) Control your dog, and 2) don’t throw rocks at a dog without stretching first.

‘Grumpy’ rides

Chris Ellison, East Wenatchee, high fives the passengers of the Niles Saunders train Saturday as he jogs in Riverfront Park in Wenatchee. A group calling themselves the “Six Grumpy Grandpas” rented out the train to give their 60 family members rides in the late morning. This is the seventh year the group of trail-walkers have provided rides the weekend before Christmas. They have been walking together for about 30 years, six days a week, a stretch of trail 4.2 miles long.
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Ridge mulls expansion on new 800-acre addition

WENATCHEE — Execs at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort aren’t yet sure how they’ll develop a new 800-acre addition to North Central Washington’s largest ski facility.

Dear Abby

Daughter refuses to open door to mom’s new beau

Neighbor states challenge Colorado marijuana laws

DENVER — Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado’s recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders.