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Helicopter crash pilot identified

WENATCHEE — A 40-year-old Beaverton, Ore., man was the pilot killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday afternoon at a Stemilt Growers field used as a landing site.

Portland grain

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bids as of noon Thursday for grains delivered to Portland, by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel. Information from USDA Market News Service.

Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened.

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 7 a.m.
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Fire cuts off rail services to businesses

PATEROS — When wildfire ripped through the city of Pateros last week, it incinerated two railroad bridges and halted essential rail service to businesses north of the city.

Fire meeting: What’s next?

OKANOGAN — Federal, state and local officials will host a meeting in Okanogan on Thursday night to address recovery efforts, and what happens after the Carlton Complex is under control.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan County

Open 4th District seat draws crowd of would-be successors

An open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District is rare, happening only three times in 56 years. But the number of would-be successors to Republican Rep. Doc Hastings this year is unprecedented.

Oil train derails in rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard in Seattle early Thursday, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe says none of the oil spilled.

Sunken freighter raised from waterway

TACOMA — A drug-smuggling freighter that sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway 18 months ago has been refloated and is being moved to Seattle in a salvage operation expected to cost at least $1.2 million.

Gaza death toll tops 700

JERUSALEM — Israel again pounded the Gaza Strip with bombardment today, driving up the Palestinian death toll to at least 720, while militants fired a flurry of rockets into Israeli territory, with most either falling harmlessly or intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome antimissile defense system.