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Legal aid leaders prep for fight over Trump budget

OLYMPIA — A one-sentence proposal tucked into President Donald Trump's suggested budget would likely have dire consequences for impoverished NCW residents seeking legal advice.

Computers go to schools instead of surplus

WATERVILLE — Douglas County is replacing about half of their government computers. But instead of going through the process of listing the old ones as surplus, they’re donating them to local schools.

New protocols for killing problem wolves to be considered

NCW — The number of wolves in Washington grew to at least 115 last year — up by about 25 animals — and the agency that keeps tabs on them will soon consider changes to make it easier to kill wolves that attack livestock.
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Man arrested in ‘drug house’ raid

WENATCHEE — Narcotics investigators say a Wenatchee man sold methamphetamine and heroin out of his home and was keeping illicit firearms when arrested in a warrant raid Friday.
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Exposing history

WENATCHEE — Jose Martinez and Austin Roelle uncovered a little bit of Wenatchee business history last week.

FBI director confirms Russia election probe

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

Democrats raise doubts about Trump’s high court nominee Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, on Monday emphasized the need for judicial independence even as Trump castigates jurists who have ruled against him, while Democrats questioned whether he would rule against abortion rights and gun control while favoring corporations.

China angered as Dalai Lama shares stage with Indian officials

BEIJING — China expressed anger on Monday after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama attended a Buddhist conference supported by the Indian culture ministry, the latest spat with India over a man whom China brands a dangerous separatist.

Mass graves in central Congo bear witness to growing violence

TSHIMBULU, Democratic Republic of Congo — The increasingly brutal nature of fighting in central Congo between the army and local militia is on vivid display in the village of Tshienke, where the bodies of rebel fighters were dumped into a mass grave last month following intense clashes.

Tuberculosis deaths fall in Europe

LONDON — The number of people developing and dying from tuberculosis (TB) is falling in Europe, but among the most vulnerable — including migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive — there have been worrying increases, data showed on Monday.

David Rockefeller dies at age 101

NEW YORK — Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, former head of Chase Manhattan Corp and patriarch of one of the most famous and influential American families, died on Monday, a family spokesman said. He was 101.

Officers seek dogs after bite on bridge

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Animal Care and Control officers sought information Monday on two dog owners and their dogs, one of which allegedly bit a passing pedestrian.