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67 cats altered at first-ever low-cost clinic

WENATCHEE -- Sixty-seven cats, including 15 feral cats, can no longer burden their low-income human caretakers with kittens following Sunday’s first-ever Wenatchee Valley Humane Society low-cost spay/neuter clinic.

Airplane, trailer destroyed in airport hangar fire

Update: 10:55 a.m. Tuesday -- Fire investigators have determined a likely cause of the fire that destroyed a hangar and airplane at Pangborn Memorial Airport on Sunday. But they aren't releasing the cause until the company that insured the hangar conducts its own investigation into the cause, said Brian Brett, assistant chief for Douglas County Fire District 2.

Pflugrath wins 500th game of WVC career

PENDLETON, Ore. -- Shelly Pflugrath coached the 700th game of her decorated Wenatchee Valley College softball career in the first game of the Knights' road doubleheader against Blue Mountain on Saturday.

Deputies investigating Chelan bomb threat

CHELAN -- A male caller to Chelan and Douglas counties' emergency dispatch center phoned in a threat Saturday to blow up a downtown Chelan building and execute any survivors with a firearm, police said.

Winthrop biathlete recovering after colliding with a tree

WINTHROP -- World-class biathlete Casey Smith is recovering at his family home in Winthrop from multiple broken bones and a punctured lung he suffered after skidding into a tree during a pre-race practice run in Canada.

City to buy gateway land

EAST WENATCHEE -- The owner of a former gas station on Valley Mall Parkway has agreed to sell the property to the city of East Wenatchee for a gateway project.

Conference to focus on boosting business in rural areas

NCW — A conference aiming to boost business, encourage entrepreneurs and help create jobs in rural areas will be held simultaneously next month at 20 locations across the state, including Wenatchee, Omak, Oroville, Twisp and Nespelem.

U.S. Border Patrol agent shoots person dead

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Washington state fatally shot a person on Thursday who was suspected of crossing the U.S.-Canada border illegally and attacking the officer, officials said.

Starbucks’ ‘Race Together’ initiative is widely panned

Howard Schultz often veers off the usual CEO script by having the company he runs tackle social and political issues, from gay rights to veterans. But in using the Starbucks platform to talk about the thorny issue of race, has he stepped on a land mine?