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A gift of 33 red wagons

WENATCHEE — For 12-year-old Makenna Schwab, a red Radio Flyer Wagon isn’t just a toy to be parked in the driveway on summer afternoons, it’s a way of life.

This week’s gas prices

Local average gas prices dropped 17 cents a gallon in the past week, 50 cents in the past month.


These groups will share funds raised during this year’s Neighbor Care Fund campaign:

Neighbors Care Fund still in growth mode

There is still time to contribute to this year’s Neighbors Care Fund. Donations to date total $11,330, with a goal of raising $30,000 for three local groups that help people in a variety of ways.

Two burglary suspects arrested with loot

WENATCHEE — A routine patrol along Kittitas Street resulted in the arrest Monday night of two Wenatchee men suspected in a recent string of home burglaries.

Soap Lake man shot

SOAP LAKE— Grant County detectives are questioning a woman in connection with the shooting of her husband. 

Port employers seek mediation in dockworker talks

LOS ANGELES — Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports asked the union representing 20,000 dockworkers on Monday to consent to federal mediation in contract negotiations, saying the parties remained far from a deal after seven months of talks.

Anglers can look forward to spring salmon runs

The first day of winter has officially arrived, but many salmon anglers are plotting their spring-time calendars when 232,500 upriver chinook are forecast back to the Columbia River.

Seattle tunnel project delayed nine months

SEATTLE— An expressway tunnel central to Seattle’s $3.1 billion roadway overhaul will not open to traffic until August 2017, extending by some nine months a delay-plagued project to replace a waterfront highway, state officials said.

Debate rages on killing coyotes

LOS ANGELES — Fueled by the war on coyotes in much of the United States, debate is growing over the most humane method of executing the wily predators — as is a vigorous public push to accommodate them instead.

Safeway pulls caramel apples as more fall ill

Federal health officials still have named no stores, brands or manufacturers connected with a growing outbreak of listeria in prepackaged caramel apples linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states, including Washington.

Early morning fire destroys garage

Fire destroyed a detached garage at 1340 Washington St. The fire, reported at 6:36 a.m., was contained to the garage and stopped before it could spread to the main house or neighboring houses, said Wenatchee Fire Battalion Chief Mitch Barnes. No one was home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries. Cause of the fire is under investigation. Wenatchee and Chelan County fire crews worked the fire.

Gateway art delayed

WENATCHEE — An artist will get a few more months to finish up the 10-foot gateway artwork that will be installed along Orondo Avenue between downtown and the riverfront.

Taxes refunded to Carlton Complex victims

OKANOGAN — Okanogan County residents who lost homes or other property in the Carlton Complex Fires got at least one break this year: A drop in their property taxes.