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Tornado spotted near Coulee City

COULEE CITY — Violent thunderstorms that moved across central and Eastern Washington triggered a tornado Friday afternoon.

Dairy group: Ecology’s numbers are off

Complying with the state’s proposed water protection permit for livestock operators would cost between $11,000 and $26,000, according to a new assessment by the Department of Ecology.

Small Winthrop-area wildfire contained

WINTHROP — Crews Saturday had almost extinguished a lightning-sparked fire reported Thursday evening in the 8-Mile drainage north of Winthrop.

Downtown construction on pace for August completion

WENATCHEE — The bad news: congestion downtown is expected to continue into August. The good news: the construction causing the congestion hasn't hit any delays and should be completed on time.

Work starts on Brewster’s $3.5 million water project

BREWSTER — Work has begun on a $3.5 million project to replace two of Brewster's reservoirs, one of which has been losing some 60 gallons a minute after the Carlton Complex Fire two years ago.

Highway 153 reopens, flood warning expires

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. Friday: Crews have clared debris and water over Highway 153, which has now reopened, the state Department of Transportation reported. A flood watch for the region expired at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wilf Woods | Elsie Parrish case was a landmark minimum wage decision

Historian Helen Knowles has written a book about the famous Elsie Parrish, whose suit against the Cascadian Hotel, where Elsie worked as a housekeeper, went all the way to the Supreme Court. The decision upheld the state's minimum wage law for women.

Social media whiz offers tips for online success

Leavenworth social media consultant April Welch will lead a workshop Wednesday to help business owners and managers boost customer reviews on the Web. The workshop, entitled "Yelp Me," will begin at 8 a.m. at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. Here she presents a handful of suggestions for bettering a business' presence in social media.

Republicans divided ahead of big Trump speech

CLEVELAND — A defiant Ted Cruz said on Thursday he refused to be Donald Trump’s “servile puppy dog,” further exposing Republican rifts just as Trump seeks to unite the party and rally Americans behind his unconventional White House bid.