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Trump fights for support ahead of U.S. health care vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets. The current House Republican plan is scheduled for a floor vote on today, but faces resistance from some conservative Republicans who view it as too similar to Obamacare, and from moderates concerned it will hurt some voters.

Misleading health plan info sent out

TACOMA — As debate rages over the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, members of Congress are making dubious claims about health care policy to their constituents, the nonprofit news organization ProPublica reported Wednesday.

Tonasket man accused of repeatedly raping woman

PORT ORCHARD — A 37-year-old man from Tonasket has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape after a 52-year-old Central Kitsap woman told investigators that he held her against her will for at least two months and assaulted her repeatedly.

Pulse club victims sue gunman’s employer, widow

TAMPA, Fla. — More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman’s employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Five dead, around 40 injured in UK attack

LONDON — Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.

Canada sees spike in refugee claims

TORONTO — A spike in refugee claims for the first two months of 2017 put Canada on track for the highest number since at least 2011. A fifth of those claimants were caught crossing the border illegally.
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Chelan PUD ponders $114 million move to Olds Station area

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD is considering building a $114 million campus in the Olds Station area that would combine for better efficiency what is today the utility’s Wenatchee Avenue headquarters and Hawley Street campuses.

Subaru swipes Link bus

CASHMERE — A Link Transit bus was side-swiped Tuesday by a car as the vehicles were turning into Cashmere from Highway 2/97

Douglas County to remove sharp corner on road

PATEROS — Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday vacated a short section of the Crane Orchard Road, and will give that land to an orchardist in exchange for a short strip of land that will soon become road.

Central completes new accreditation

WENATCHEE — Central Washington Hospital has completed a new accreditation process through DNV GL — Healthcare, an international company that seeks to improve quality and patient safety through the accreditation process.
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School lunch turns into family reunion

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Junior High School’s lunchroom became center stage in a family reunion Wednesday morning when Army Pfc. Mariah Mulliken surprised her sister Mikyla, who had been calmly eating lunch with a group of friends.