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SweetHearts for Kids luncheon coming April 12

WENATCHEE — Children’s Home Society of Washington’s SweetHearts for Kids benefit luncheon is noon to 1 p.m. April 12 at the Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee.

Mystery sheen cause: Biodiesel

WENATCHEE — The substance causing a sheen along part the Columbia River’s western shoreline is biodiesel, the state Department of Ecology confirmed Wednesday.

Cascade Natural Gas fined

KENNEWICK — The Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commissioner approved a settlement Monday between pipeline safety staff and Cascade Natural Gas Corp.

Fired Seattle police officer sentenced to 9 months

SEATTLE — A former suburban Seattle police officer who pepper-sprayed a suspect who was restrained on a gurney at a hospital was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list

The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government’s list of endangered and threatened species.

U.S. pulls out of human rights panel on Trump executive orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.

Charleston church killer’s friend sentenced to 27 months in prison

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A weeping Joey Meek, who convinced a friend not to call police with the identity of the Charleston church killer while a nationwide manhunt was getting underway, received a 27-month prison sentence Tuesday from U.S. Judge Richard Gergel.

Sources: Canada presses U.S. over Buy America steel plan

OTTAWA — Canada’s government, under pressure from domestic steel firms, is expressing concern to U.S. officials about a proposed Buy America policy that could cause heavy Canadian job losses, people familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

Legal aid leaders prep for fight over Trump budget

OLYMPIA — A one-sentence proposal tucked into President Donald Trump's suggested budget would likely have dire consequences for impoverished NCW residents seeking legal advice.

Computers go to schools instead of surplus

WATERVILLE — Douglas County is replacing about half of their government computers. But instead of going through the process of listing the old ones as surplus, they’re donating them to local schools.

New protocols for killing problem wolves to be considered

NCW — The number of wolves in Washington grew to at least 115 last year — up by about 25 animals — and the agency that keeps tabs on them will soon consider changes to make it easier to kill wolves that attack livestock.

Man arrested in ‘drug house’ raid

WENATCHEE — Narcotics investigators say a Wenatchee man sold methamphetamine and heroin out of his home and was keeping illicit firearms when arrested in a warrant raid Friday.