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Obama to announce executive action on immigration Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature.

JBLM may lose 11,000 more soldiers in new Army plan

When the Army released a proposal last summer to cut as many as 11,000 more soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, hundreds of people from the South Sound spoke up about how the drawdown would hurt the local economy.

Massive starfish die-off linked to virus

Marking a major breakthrough in the mystery of one of the largest wildlife die-offs ever recorded in the world’s oceans, scientists believe they have found the cause of a disease that has killed millions of starfish since last year along California and the Pacific Coast.

Safety agency to push for national air bag recall

DETROIT — The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.

Police: Miss Honduras, sister apparently killed

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Two bodies believed to belong to Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago, the Honduras National Police director said today.

Boss Chili

Chili weather calls for hot chili at Chelan County PUD.

After a suspect’s suicide, victims file suit

WENATCHEE — Three children who disclosed incidents of sexual abuse by an East Wenatchee man have filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against his estate after he killed himself while under police investigation.

Three killed when van rolls into field

BRIDGEPORT — Two motorists saw a damaged van that was involved in a triple-fatal accident earlier this week near Bridgeport but neither noticed victims in the field where the van came to rest.

Grant PUD to begin raising Wanapum reservoir

BEVERLY — The Grant County PUD expects to begin raising the reservoir behind its fractured Wanapum Dam by 17 feet starting Monday, utility officials announced earlier this week, marking a milestone in a massive, ongoing repair effort.

Dear Abby: Mom concerned about son’s play

Dear Abby: Last weekend some family members were at my mom’s house for a meal. My 6-year-old son and my cousin’s 4-year-old daughter were playing in the room my mom had set up for the grandkids.

Three killed in Douglas County rollover accident

BRIDGEPORT — Two adults and a young child were were found dead this morning when responders were called to the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Road P NE and Road 27 NE, about 15 miles east of Bridgeport. The accident was reported at 7:45 a.m.