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Smoke from Buck Creek Fire settles in the valley

LEAVENWORTH — Significant growth of the Buck Creek Fire, burning in the Glacier Peak Wilderness since July 22, is the cause of smoke that settled in the Wenatchee Valley overnight.

U.S. to phase out federal use of private prisons

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Justice Department announced plans on Thursday to phase out its use of privately operated prisons, calling them less safe and a poor substitute for government-run facilities.

Erdogan links coup suspects, PKK to attacks

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused followers of a U.S.-based Islamic cleric he blames for last month's coup attempt of being complicit in attacks by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeast which killed 10 people.
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Next question: Dominick Bonny

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program recently honored young community leaders. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.
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Right turns on red at Mission/Miller going away

WENATCHEE — In about three or four weeks, it will be illegal to turn right on red from Mission Street onto Miller Street, perhaps better known as the turn in front of Albertsons or the right after Cafe Rio.
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DOT to replace tattered windsock

TRINIDAD — The severe side winds that can pummel motorists along a portion of Highway 28, just north of Trinidad, have all but obliterated the now-tattered orange wind sock hanging there.
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Cheer leader

Eastmont High School cheerleader Isis Sanchez helps lead Wildcat Cheerleading Camp participants as they put on a demonstration for their parents during the last day of the camp at Eastmont Community Park.
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Getting ready for the school year

WENATCHEE — With the start of school looming little more than a week away, construction is moving at a feverish pace on two Wenatchee School District elementary schools: Washington and Lincoln.

Union Gap trucker died in Orondo crash

ORONDO — The man who died Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash north of Orondo has been identified as Benajmin Adelblue, 41, of Union Gap.