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Subcontractor had past safety violations

A subcontractor that was working on a highway overpass in Bonney Lake Monday when part of the bridge’s concrete wall fell and killed three people has been cited in the past for not protecting its workers from potential falls.

School district removes students over vaccines

SEATTLE — A Washington state school district pulled 143 students who lacked documentation proving they had received required immunizations from classrooms on Monday, in a first-in-the-state clamp-down triggered by a recent measles epidemic.

News of record

News of record reports for Chelan and Douglas counties

Parlette bill passed to preserve Stehekin school

OLYMPIA -- Stehekin's one-room school will remain open, despite its meager enrollment, after the state House of Representatives put its seal on a bill Tuesday to keep classes going.

Nursing assistant suspended following neglect allegations

EAST WENATCHEE – A Wenatchee woman accused of failing to provide medications and food to six vulnerable adults living at an East Wenatchee family home lost her credentials to practice as a nursing assistant in December, the state Department of Health reported last week.

Crescent Bar settlement approved

EPHRATA -- Grant County PUD commissioners Tuesday approved a settlement that will allow holders of now-expired leases to Crescent Bar Island RV lots and condos to remain on the island for as long as 36 more years.

Climbers group hosts canyon cleanup

LEAVENWORTH -- OUTDOOR CLIMBERS HOST A VOLUNTEER CLEAN-UP APRIL 25 IN ICICLE CANYON, GATHERING REFUSE ALONG TRAILS AND ACCESS POINTS. — Cleaners of all ages are invited, and can win prizes for recovering trash items deemed "most unique" or "oldest." The event goes on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and includes climbing shoe demos and a "Leave No Trace" seminar from the U.S. Forest Service.

Methow schools seek two levies on April ballot

WINTHROP – The Methow Valley School District will ask voters to pass two levies on April 28: One to help replace buses and another to improve school buildings and grounds.

Pateros hopes for new water tower while preserving the old

PATEROS – While Pateros city officials await funding for a new water tower, plans are underway to restore two old towers that ran dry last summer when firefighters were trying to save homes during the Carlton Complex Fire.

Sterling to get new playground

EAST WENATCHEE -- Eastmont School District will spend $190,500 to add a new playground area at Sterling Intermediate School and improve elementary school playgrounds this summer.

Big fire in Cashmere is suspicious

CASHMERE — A fire that erupted Sunday evening in hundreds of wood pallets stacked between two warehouses is suspicious and may have been arson, a Cashmere fire official said Monday morning.

Correction: Wrong name

The first name of volunteer firefighter Joe Cox was incorrect in a Page B4 Applause item on April 7.

Forest Service gears up for Chelan weed control

CHELAN – The Chelan Ranger District plans to pull and hand-spray for crupina, an invasive weed, near two remote campgrounds on Lake Chelan over the next several weeks.

Orondo comes together after school bus accident

More than 100 people turned out Sunday for a picnic aimed at bringing the Orondo community together after a school bus crash March 5 that injured dozens of students and killed one woman.