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A park begins

WENATCHEE — At the beginning, there was debris.

Eighth District: Reichert faces challenge from Ritchie

WENATCHEE — The Nov. 4 election marks the second time U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, has had to defend himself against a Democratic challenger since his Eighth District was redrawn to include Wenatchee in 2012.

Failed drug informant sentenced again

WATERVILLE — A felon already imprisoned for multiple Chelan County drug charges pleaded guilty to similar counts in Douglas County on Monday.

5 things: National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day, Oct. 17

WENATCHEE — I’m Blake Murray , a retired automotive technology instructor. I taught for 16 years at Wenatchee Valley College. Before that I worked at Valley Auto Dodge in Wenatchee for 20 years, 17 of them as service manager.

Dallas nurse infected with Ebola

DALLAS — A Dallas nurse infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat the virus.

Quincy asked to loan hospital $1.5 million

QUINCY — Quincy Valley Medical Center officials, who have asked the city of Quincy to loan it $1.5 million to reduce its debt to the county, may have to wait until after the Nov. 4 general election for a decision.

U.N. chief visits Gaza as reconstruction efforts begin

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The U.N. chief visited Gaza today to give a push to international reconstruction efforts following a devastating summer war, saying the destruction was “beyond description” as Israel allowed the first shipment of construction materials to enter the coastal strip since the fighting ended in August.

Mix of languages being spoken in America changing

PATERSON, N.J. — Mahdi Abedrabbo, 18, speaks Arabic at home with his Palestinian-born parents and English at work in Corrado’s Market, where customers hailing from all over the world buy everything from fresh Italian mozzarella to Turkish tahini.

North Korean leader reappears publicly, with cane

SEOUL, South Korea — After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.

Obama waiting for midterm to name attorney general

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama does not plan to announce his choice for attorney general before the November elections, attempting to shield the nomination from the rough-and-tumble of midterm election politics.

Seattle designates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray called for mutual respect among the city’s diverse communities Monday while signing into law a resolution designating the second Monday of each October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Something fishy

WENATCHEE — Richard Beyer’s sculpture at Walla Walla Point Park continues to draw a young crowd.

Plunger painting

WENATCHEE — It was an eyesore and now it’s a piece of art.

Just who is the PCT’s first female solo-hiker?

MAZAMA — With the movie, “Wild,” ready to be released in December, it would be nice to know just who should be credited as the first woman to face the kinds of encounters the movie’s main character faces on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Walmart fracas leads to pleas

WENATCHEE — A man who struggled with a loss prevention officer during a shoplifting incident at the Wenatchee Walmart pleaded guilty Monday to charges of third-degree theft and third-degree assault.