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11 men sentenced in international child porn ring

WASHINGTON — Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography.

Market sought for tree-thinning wood in Washington

CLE ELUM — Scientists are searching for the fuels of the future in high-tech laboratories around the world, but last week one research team debuted its new technology at a wood-chipping plant tucked in the forest outside Cle Elum.

Tulalip Tribes: Some kids dread school because of threats

Even as the community continues to reel from Friday’s deadly school shooting, the Tulalip Tribes said Wednesday that threats made against tribal children have some dreading Monday’s resumption of classes.

Obamacare subsidies at Supreme Court

Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Ebola nurse defies state quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter’s hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement.

State association of fire chiefs backs DNR

OLYMPIA — A state association of fire chiefs is publicly supporting the state Department of Natural Resources and how it handled the Carlton Complex Fires.

Reduced plea in gunshots fired over slain dog

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee woman charged with assault after discharging a firearm when she learned her family dog had been tortured to death entered a greatly reduced plea Wednesday, drawing a sentence of 25 days on electronic home monitoring.

Port on board with Olds Station annexation

WENATCHEE — The Port of Chelan County Tuesday agreed to add its more than 56 acres of property to an effort to have the Olds Station industrial area annexed to the city of Wenatchee.

Fan scramble

Fans at Wenatchee Valley College try to get their hands on a free ball thrown by a volleyball team member before a game Wednesday night with Walla Walla Community College. For the story and photograph of the game, see Page B1. View a photo gallery at

Mountlake Terrace man killed in accident

LEAVENWORTH — A 56-year-old Mountlake Terrace man was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 2 about 21 miles west of Leavenworth.

This week’s gas prices

Average gas prices have dropped about 30 cents a gallon in the last month.

Port of Chelan County on board with Olds Station annexation

WENATCHEE — The Port of Chelan County today agreed to be part a property-owner-initiated effort to have the Olds Station industrial area annexed into the city of Wenatchee. Sources close to the effort say owners of more than 50 percent of the area's assessed value are already on board with the annexation. The port's decision could achieve the total 60-percent value needed to clinch the annexation for the city, pending verification of values by the Chelan County assessor and city council approval.