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This Afternoon

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Lo54° Mostly Cloudy


Hi74° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

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Hi71° Partly Sunny

Wednesday Night

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Thursday Night

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Friday Night

Lo50° Slight Chance Showers then Partly Cloudy

Teachers, school district end week with no agreement

WENATCHEE — Teachers and Wenatchee School District officials remained hung up on key negotiating points at week's end, making it more likely teachers will return to class Wednesday with no new contract.

Most of the PUD’s Columbia River boat launches open

NCW — The boat launches at the Chelan County PUD-owned Beebe Bridge, Chelan Falls and Wenatchee Confluence State parks are closed, but the PUD's other Columbia River launches are open, utility officials announced Thursday.

NCW fires now cover 1,000 square miles

Update, 2 p.m. Friday: Level 3 (get out now) evacuations are underway along the north, middle and south forks of Gold Creek and on Gold Creek Road in the Methow Valley as winds whip the Chelan Complex Fire this afternoon.

High winds expected across region on Saturday

Update 4 p.m. — The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is urging visitors to use extreme caution when recreating Saturday. Forecasts late Friday were calling for 35-mph winds with gusts of up to 70 mph in the mountains. Area officials said in a news release that the winds could produce blowing dust, down trees, make waters turbulent and push are wildfires. 

Man, 79, one of first to get new device aimed at preventing strokes

SEATTLE — A 77-year-old Lake Stevens man with a serious history of stroke was at the front of the line this spring when the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally approved a new device aimed at stopping a common cause of the often-deadly problem.

Tonasket schools to start Sept. 2

TONASKET — The school district in this fire-threatened community has announced that classes for the 2015-16 school year will begin, as planned, Sept. 2.

City to add sidewalk in South Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — Work got underway this week on one of several sidewalk improvement projects that will be done in South Wenatchee in the coming weeks.

You don’t have to let first-aid weigh you down

When trying to rid your pack of unnecessary pounds, the normal first-aid kit is worth putting under the microscope. With some scrutiny it's actually pretty easy to shed nearly a pound of first-aid weight and a liter of first-aid bulk from your kit.

Retired ironworker turns to art

WENATCHEE — To Jack Peart, a rusty piece of iron or coil of wire on the side of the road is like a tube of paint for another kind of artist.

Look out below

The NCW Fair in Waterville touts itself as a place for family fun. And who's to argue with that. The fair began Thursday and continues through Sunday. On Friday night, country music recording artist Joe Diffie takes the stage.

Air so thick…

WENATCHEE — Grab a mouthful of that air and chew.

Small explosive device found near Soap Lake

LAKEVIEW — A small explosive device ignited a roadside fire Wednesday night in this community south of Soap Lake, but responders extinguished the blaze and rendered the device safe.