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Portland grain

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bids as of noon Thursday for grains delivered to Portland, by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel. Information from USDA Market News Service

Wall Street

Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn’t an easy ride up.

All defective units back on line at Rocky Reach Dam

WENATCHEE — The last of Rocky Reach Dam’s four damaged turbine/generator units is back on line with a temporary fix, the Chelan County PUD announced Thursday in a news release.
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Panning for gold

There’s gold in them thar’ streams. Joe Gill of Wenatchee pans for gold in the Wenatchee River, just downstream from the Sleepy Hollow Bridge. Gill said he’s been panning for gold off-and-on for the last 30 years.
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Youngsters get an early start on fishing season

Pit Lake will be the scene of a kid’s fishing day Saturday from 9a.m. to noon for children 14 and younger. Rock Island volunteers will serve coffee and doughnuts in the morning and hot dogs and soft drinks later. Some rods and reels will be available to borrow. The general trout opening day is April 26.
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NCW residents help out at Oso landslide

ENTIAT — The sound of an air horn will always remind Mike Asher of the mudslide in Oso that killed at least 39 people on March 22.
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With a little help …

With her father’s encouragement, Cael Hare, Mill Creek, tries to keep her balance on a Ripstik caster board while camping at Lincoln Rock State Park on Tuesday.

Healthy jump in statewide insurance coverage

SEATTLE — Nearly 325,000 people have enrolled in individual insurance plans in Washington, marking the first time in four years that group has grown significantly, according to figures released Wednesday by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
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Tri-Cities house fire

A Richland firefighter sprays smoldering areas Tuesday on the back porch of a house in Pasco. One person was home but was not hurt, officials said. The fire damaged the interior, the attic and a nearby garage. Thirty-five firefighters from Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and Walla Walla Fire District 5 helped fight the blaze.
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3 protesters killed in Ukraine clash

The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape today, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and Vladimir Putin weighed in on his neighbor’s future.

Russia: Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. Four parties gathered today in Geneva — the U.S., European Union, Ukraine and Russia — will work to establish a broad national dialogue to ensure that people’s rights are protected.

School district told to pay $1.3M in stabbing case

SEATTLE — Jurors have told the Snohomish School District to pay $1.3 million for negligence in failing to protect two high school girls stabbed in 2011 by a mentally disturbed classmate.
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Death toll in mudslide hits 39

EVERETT — The death toll from the massive mudslide that hit the town of Oso last month has risen to 39, officials said Wednesday.