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Inslee asks feds to reconsider aid

SPOKANE — Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to reconsider providing federal aid to people hurt by the state’s largest wildfire in Okanogan County. Inslee said Wednesday that more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought.

Health officials go to court to stop man with HIV

SEATTLE — In a very unusual step, King County public health officials have gone to court to try to stop a man with HIV who has infected eight partners in the past four years from infecting others.

Gates Foundation to spend $50M in response to Ebola outbreak

SEATTLE — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it will spend $50 million to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group’s largest donation to a humanitarian effort.

FEMA wants Sandy aid repaid

NEW YORK — After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane’s victims.

Hamas ready to talk to Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A senior Hamas leader says the group is willing to talk directly to Israel, reversing a previous ban.
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Fiestas Mexicanas marked for weekend

WENATCHEE — The emergence of an independent Mexico is celebrated Friday and Saturday with the annual Fiestas Mexicanas celebration, building up to the famous “grito” that declared the nation’s birth.
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First defendant in drug death pleads guilty

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee man earned a 60-day jail sentence Wednesday, offering a reduced plea in a drug sale that left a Cashmere man dead from an overdose.

Valley celebrates 30 years of Horizon Air, new flying campaign

EAST WENATCHEE — Officials from the Wenatchee Valley’s port districts, county governments and chambers of commerce joined the public Tuesday in hosting a bash to commemorate Horizon Air’s 30 years of service at Pangborn Memorial Airport.

Wanapum repair estimate rises to $69 million

EPHRATA — New construction estimates now put the cost to repair Wanapum Dam’s cracked spillway at $69 million, up from the original estimate of $61 million.
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Murder defendant’s friends testify in trial

OKANOGAN — Don A. Moore admits that he went to Bruce Molony’s Riverside home on April 20, 2013 to confront him about stolen property, public defense attorney Michael Prince told a jury Wednesday.
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Wanapum Heritage Center opens for final week

BEVERLY — The Wanapum Heritage Center, a small, well-crafted museum of Wanapum Indian culture at Wanapum Dam will open for its final week from Tuesday to Sept. 23.

Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks broke two days of losses on Wednesday as a jump in Apple shares helped push indexes higher.

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 7 a.m.