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Dear Abby

Internet obsession threatens to consume widower’s life

Shooting victim in satisfactory condition

EPHRATA — A 22-year-old Ephrata man was in satisfactory condition this morning at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee with gunshot wounds.

Bridgeport High School reopens after vandal attack

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport High School reopened this morning after teachers worked through the day Tuesday to clean up massive damage left by vandals Sunday night. The damage closed the school Monday and Tuesday.

What about Bob?

Tyler and Lacey Crockett were ready to store away their Halloween decorations last year, but their 3-year-old son Parker had other ideas. Parker had grown fond of the newly purchased skeleton decoration, to the point where he uttered what his parents thought to be his first word — calling the skeleton “Bob.”

Chelan Valley Hope offers just that

CHELAN — When 2-year-old Montserrat Blanco of Chelan needed a liver transplant in October, her close-knit family wanted to be near her.

Families sue Army over Georgia militia murders

SEATTLE — The families of two people murdered in a terrorism conspiracy headed by a former Cashmere man are suing the U.S. Army, saying it did nothing to head off the growth of a homicidal militia at Fort Stewart, Ga.


WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is accepting scholarship applications for students going to college, university or trade school in 2015.

Burn ban issued in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN — Due to stagnant air, the state Department of Ecology has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Okanogan County beginning today at 4 p.m.

Dear Abby

Vigilant mother is devastated by news of son’s molestation

PUD imposes moratorium amid boom in power requests for data centers

WENATCHEE — A unprecedented boom in applications to the Chelan County PUD for large amounts of power for upstart server farms is threatening the business model the utility has depended on to keep rates low for decades and provide additional services, like parks and fiber-optics.

Vandalism shutters high school

BRIDGEPORT — A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of vandals who did “tens of thousands of dollars” in damage to Bridgeport High School Sunday night.

Chelan kidnapping suspect arraigned

WENATCHEE — The convicted murderer accused of pistol-whipping and restraining an 84-year-old man in his own home was arraigned Monday on multiple charges of kidnapping and theft.

Old news | Camping in 1938

The Loudon family camps at Merritt in 1938. Shown are Jim, 9, Idella, 11, Wallace, 4, and Merle, 6. The children’s parents, Ed and Mary Loudon, were orchardists in Manson.