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Fuel tax proposal dead in Chelan, Douglas counties

WENATCHEE — Chelan County commissioners Monday agreed that now isn’t the time to present voters with a nearly 5-cent local fuel tax proposal to raise money for road maintenance in Chelan and Douglas counties.

Worry mixed over impact of possible PUD move

WENATCHEE — No one’s saying downtown Wenatchee businesses would shrivel up and die if the Chelan County PUD packed up its 350 well-paid employees and moved its downtown headquarters campus 2.5 miles north to Olds Station. 

Rising water is just ducky

With snow melt and rainy conditions, the Columbia River is on the rise, as seen at Confluence State Park's swimming area on Wednesday.

Dancing at the Prom

Wenatchee High School hosted the annual Special Education Unified Prom on Wednesday. Over 300 students attended the dance from about 16 schools, said organizer Shelly Jelsing. It’s the 14th year for the event.

Group fights Okanogan County road closures

PATEROS — Contending that Okanogan County has a poor history of protecting public roads, a citizens group will try to prevent two roads between the Okanogan and Methow valleys from being closed and turned over to private owners.

Community grants going to South Wenatchee sidewalks

WENATCHEE — Every year for more than a decade, the city of Wenatchee has received a few hundred thousand dollars from the federal government to put into public improvements and services.
Wilf's footsteps

Wilf’s Footsteps | TEDx changed our valley

Three years ago this week, Wenatchee Valley College hosted the valley's first TEDx Event that focused on building a culture of collaboration and cooperation. It launched a revolution here.

Police chase ends in rollover

OMAK — A 17-year-old girl was hospitalized Tuesday evening after rolling her vehicle during a police chase from Omak to the back roads outside of town.

Quincy Police chief asked to resign

QUINCY — Quincy Police Chief Bob Heimbach was expected to resign Wednesday during a special city council meeting.

Lake-stocking trout killed at Chelan Hatchery

CHELAN — Some 340,000 fish at the Chelan Hatchery died last week after heavy rain washed soil into the intake screens and cut off water to the fish incubation building, officials say.

Eastside woman charged with prescription forgery

WATERVILLE — An East Wenatchee woman is charged with five felony counts for forged painkiller prescriptions she allegedly stole from a medical office and presented to local pharmacies.

Rate increase approved for Grant PUD

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD commissioners Tuesday approved rate increases that will take effect April 1 for all classifications of electric customers.

After woman fights off attacker, self-defense classes boom

SEATTLE — A Seattle woman who became a folk hero by fighting off a would-be rapist in a public bathroom has sparked a boom in women’s self-defense classes, making a meme out of the war cry she used in battle: “Not today!” followed by an expletive.