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Breitbart editor sold out for WSU, UW speeches

Milo Yiannopoulos, the right-wing editor whose controversial tweets resulted in his being banned for life from using Twitter, was still expected to speak Thursday at Washington State University, and today at the University of Washington.

Chelan-Douglas Trends: Total number of residential building permits

Residential building permits are an important subset of total construction permits, and hence activity in any economy. An increase in these permits reflects an increase in population growth or a desire by current residents to change their dwelling, usually the most important financial asset of a family or household.

Obama commutes prison sentences for 330

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 330 federal inmates, particularly drug offenders, on Thursday, making his quest to reduce what he viewed as overly harsh punishments one of his final acts in office.

U.S. economy shows strength on eve of Trump presidency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. homebuilding rebounded sharply in December as a firming economy boosts demand for rental housing, while an unexpected drop in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week pointed to a further tightening in the labor market.

North Korea may be readying missile test

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States has seen indications that North Korea may be preparing for a new missile test-launch in the coming days or weeks, U.S. officials said on Thursday, in what could be an early test of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

Wenatchee leaders heading to Mexico

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee, a city with a Latino population of 30 percent, has five sister cities in four countries, none of which are in Latin America. City officials are hoping a trip to central Mexico can change that.
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Documentary TEACH to screen at the PAC Wednesday

WENATCHEE — Washington Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is hosting a screening of the documentary TEACH, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Following the film, a panel of local educators will address what our area teachers are doing in their classrooms and beyond, as well as discuss with moviegoers reactions to the film.

Community Foundation breaks record for giving

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington last year set a new record for local grant giving — $459,202 — crushing its old record set just a year earlier by more than 20 percent.
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Life saver: Wardell gets friendship, kidney from acquaintance

WENATCHEE — Longtime Wenatchee attorney and former Chelan County Superior Court judge Carol Wardell has a new lease on life, thanks to the kindness of a casual acquaintance who took the extraordinary step of offering to donate a kidney to save Wardell’s life.
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Short-armed shoveler

Though only 65 pounds and not the 9 tons of a full grown Tyrannosaurus, Judah Graham, 7, Wenatchee garners plenty of attention from people who pass his house as he shovels snow Wednesday in his inflatable costume. Juday bought the outfit with Christmas gift money a year ago. "I want to be a really talented person to do lots of cool stuff," he explains. His next goal is to be on the television show America's Funniest Home Videos to win a new costume as this one is wearing out. He ...