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Deaths reported after Ukraine truce

KIEV — Ukraine reported today the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if a cease fire holds.

Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leonard Nimoy, the actor famous for playing the logical Mr. Spock on the television show ”Star Trek,” died today at age 83, according to The New York Times.

Eight people found dead in murder-suicide in Missouri

MISSOURI — Eight people were found dead overnight in an apparent mass murder and suicide and one person was shot and wounded in southern Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said today.

Flying high

Kites were flying at Walla Walla Point Park this past weekend.

Chelan anti-union petitions struck down in court

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County judge on Thursday became the latest to reject a set of union-busting public initiatives forwarded to city councils statewide — this time in Chelan.

Some wildlife survives, some thrives in fire’s wake

NCW — People who have been exploring the burned areas of the Carlton Complex Fire are seeing signs that some animals died, and others survived the largest wildfire in Washington’s history last summer.

Chelan County to use new rubberized chip seal

WENATCHEE — Chelan County this spring will launch its largest paving effort in recent memory using a new, rubberized chip seal that lasts longer and adheres faster, sparing motorists’ windshields and paint jobs.

Pool fees going up for children

WENATCHEE — Children will pay $1 more per visit to swim in the city pool this summer as part of a range of new parks fees.

Where bowling meets Seahawks football

KENMORE — Jaylah Young said she wasn’t feeling at all nervous when she walked up to the stage to ask Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner a question last weekend.

Accident closes Blewett Pass

BLEWETT PASS — A semi trailer that jack-knifed on Highway 97 Friday morning has closed both lanes of the highway.

Transformer transport to begin at 9 a.m.

Transport of a giant electrical transformer will slow or halt traffic starting at 9 a.m. today along portions of highways 28 and 2/97, between Rock Island Dam and Lincoln Rock.

Five Things to Know about Farm to School

Farm to School is a nationwide movement to get more fresh, locally grown food into school meals and raise awareness about local agriculture.  

Mayor takes over public works

BREWSTER — Lee Webster, Brewster’s mayor for nearly 10 years, has taken over as the town’s public works director after resigning as mayor on Feb. 11.

Lewis River smolt shortage prompts questions

ARIEL — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife expects to be short about 55,000 young spring chinook for release in the North Fork of the Lewis River this fall and next spring.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan and Douglas counties

Police fired 17 times at Mexican farm worker

PASCO — Police officers who fatally shot a Mexican farm worker in Pasco after he pelted them with rocks fired 17 shots at the man, striking him five or six times, police said on Wednesday, in an incident that has fueled protests.