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Small Winthrop-area wildfire contained

WINTHROP — Crews Saturday had almost extinguished a lightning-sparked fire reported Thursday evening in the 8-Mile drainage north of Winthrop.

Downtown construction on pace for August completion

WENATCHEE — The bad news: congestion downtown is expected to continue into August. The good news: the construction causing the congestion hasn't hit any delays and should be completed on time.

Highway 153 reopens, flood warning expires

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. Friday: Crews have clared debris and water over Highway 153, which has now reopened, the state Department of Transportation reported. A flood watch for the region expired at 7 p.m. Friday.

Social media whiz offers tips for online success

Leavenworth social media consultant April Welch will lead a workshop Wednesday to help business owners and managers boost customer reviews on the Web. The workshop, entitled "Yelp Me," will begin at 8 a.m. at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. Here she presents a handful of suggestions for bettering a business' presence in social media.

Republicans divided ahead of big Trump speech

CLEVELAND — A defiant Ted Cruz said on Thursday he refused to be Donald Trump’s “servile puppy dog,” further exposing Republican rifts just as Trump seeks to unite the party and rally Americans behind his unconventional White House bid.

Pokemon Go used in patient recovery

SEATTLE — Priscilla and Olivia Wagoner, 10-year-old twins at Harborview Medical Center, aren’t thinking of the severe burns that have kept them in the hospital for about two weeks and away from their home in Columbia Falls, Mont.

Shooting of unarmed black man heightens calls for police review

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — The shooting by police of an unarmed black man as he lay on the ground with his hands in the air in North Miami, Florida, raised calls on Thursday for U.S. police to review their training programs and policies.

Police continue search for missing woman

WENATCHEE — Police are still actively investigating the case of a missing 23-year-old Wenatchee woman, but have little to go on despite several calls from friends and others who believe they saw her, said Wenatchee Police Sgt. Jim West.