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Yaksum Canyon fire contained

CASHMERE — The 44-acre Yaksum Canyon fire, located about four miles south of Cashmere, was officially contained today.

What would 15 percent cut mean for state colleges?

Double-digit tuition increases. Class cuts that would make it harder to finish a degree in four years. Enrollment cutbacks that would make it more difficult to get admitted to a state university.

How well do you know Washington?

Everyone from wizened Washington historians to newcomers still trying to figure out how to pronounce Puyallup will find something to like about “Simply Washington,” a 53-page online booklet filled with snippets of state history, culture, industry, people and politics.

Obama: Dismantle ‘network of death’

President Obama today called on world leaders meeting at the United Nations to “choose hope over fear” by fighting sectarian conflict and extremism, beginning with the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq but branching out beyond the Middle East.

Study: Emissions not cause of Pacific warming

A well-documented rise in temperatures along the U.S. West Coast during the past century is almost entirely the result of natural forces - not human emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a major new study released Monday.

Koi suspect misses court

WATERVILLE — An East Wenatchee man charged in the investigation of koi fish stolen from a Wenatchee restaurant pond is now sought on a warrant after failing to make his first court appearance.

Ecology scoops old transformer out of Wenatchee River

CASHMERE — A hazardous-material crew from the state Department of Ecology worked with local agencies Tuesday to remove an electrical transformer, possibly containing toxic materials, from the Wenatchee River.

Forest Service plans controlled burns

NCW — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be conducting prescribed burns on the Chelan and Wenatchee River ranger districts over the next couple of months.

Remains identifed as Utah man

LEAVENWORTH — Human remains found along a U.S. Forest Service road last month have been identified as a Utah man.

Actors fall in love in real life

LEAVENWORTH — There was no awkwardness to the kissing scene involving Rolf and Liesl in Leavenworth Summer Theater’s “Sound of Music” this past summer, says the man who played Rolf.

Colville Tribes consider returning to original tribe names

NESPELEM — Colville tribal members are weighing in this month on a proposal to formally change the names of the tribes that make up the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to names used by their ancestors.

Riding the loop

Summer’s heat on a pooch’s tender feet is now behind us as the advent of fall brings wet and cooler weather the next few days. Weather forecasters say sunny skies should return by this weekend.