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Flag in the breeze

An American flag seen in the Wenatchee Valley. Saddle Rock and Mission Ridge are in the background. 

YWCA NCW, on a mission to share stories about Inspiring Women

WENATCHEE — YWCA NCW's special projects manager Kristina Fry, and executive director Jenny Pratt, are spearheading the Wenatchee Valley's second edition of Inspiring Women. This keepsake book will share stories and memories of our area's truly inspirational women, of women who have impacted lives, communities and hearts; women who have made a difference.

Crews prepare to seal dam spillway that forced evacuations

OROVILLE, Calif. — Operators of the nation’s tallest dam prepared on Monday to shore up a crumbling emergency spillway with bags of rock while bleeding off excess water from a rain-swollen lake to ease the threat of inundating the Northern California communities under evacuation orders downstream.

Senate confirms Mnuchin as Treasury secretary at 53-47

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate voted to confirm former banker and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary on Monday, installing the Trump administration's point-man on tax reform, financial de-regulation and economic diplomacy efforts.

Travel snarled, 2 dead, as storm pummels New England

BOSTON — Close to 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of vehicle crashes reported as a winter storm hit New England on Monday, dropping as much as two feet of snow on parts of Maine and leaving two dead in Massachusetts.

Mumps spreads in Grant County

MOSES LAKE — There are currently nine confirmed cases of mumps in Grant County, with another 11 under investigation, according to the Grant County Health District.

ArtReach at the PAC

Wenatchee School District students attending ArtReach at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8, jump on bubble wrap on stage as members of Artrageous theater troupe sing and dance around them. The event was the educational outreach component of Artrageous, which was presented to the public later in the evening and included singing, dancing and performers painting.

A tale of a boy and a girl, a bicycle and lasting love

On Sept. 5, 1924, Stan Stallings was born to Louis and Mary Stallings of Sunnyslope, the first of the couple's three boys. Their home was one of the original residences built on what came to be known as Easy Street. On Valentine’s Day 1926, Wanda Hink was born to Richard and Ruby Hink, the youngest of the couple's five children. Richard Hink worked in the fruit industry and the family home was on Wenatchee's Peters Street.

Hospitals get help in disaster preparedness

NCW — Hospitals across North Central Washington will be getting site-specific blueprints on how to handle an overload of patients, courtesy of the state Department of Health.

Common Ground | We can help cancer volunteer Wendy Skalisky

The 20th annual Janice Franz Talent Show at Wenatchee High this week is going to benefit a very special person in our valley — longtime cancer volunteer and community organizer Wendy Skalisky, who is getting treatment for breast cancer.

Bird flu hits poultry markets China

BEJING — Authorities in China’s third-largest city warned that about 30 percent of its live poultry markets were contaminated with the H7N9 avian flu virus, as an eastern province ordered markets to shut, state media reported on Saturday.