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Cause of Friday outage still under investigation

WENATCHEE — No obvious cause has yet been found for the day-long power outage that initially affected about 2,000 Chelan County PUD customers in central Wenatchee Friday, one of the coldest days of this winter season.

Art of Community | A concert to celebrate musician’s cancer recovery

A year ago, Wenatchee musician Rebekah Poulson flew to Boston for life-saving surgery for a rare form of appendix cancer. On Saturday night, she's hosting a Celebration of Life concert to celebrate her miraculous recovery.  The free concert will be held at the Valley View Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Wenatchee at 120 10th St. N.E., from 7-9 p.m.

Flu kills elderly NCW resident

EAST WENATCHEE — one Chelan County resident in their 90s has died as a result of contracting the flu, The Chelan-Douglas Health District says.
Downtown apartment fire

Downtown apartment fire forces evacuations

WENATCHEE — About 15 to 20 downtown apartments at Wenatchee Avenue and First Street were evacuated early Monday morning after an apartment caught fire above Cycle Central bike shop.

Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump began a long holiday weekend that honors slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by attacking another rights activist and politician who had said he doesn’t see Trump as a “legitimate president.”

EPA denies $1 billion-plus in claims from toxic Colorado mine spill

DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied $1.2 billion in claims for economic losses stemming from a 2015 toxic wastewater spill accidentally triggered by the agency at a defunct Colorado mine, that fouled waterways in three states.

Man arrested in slaying of Saudi college student in Wisconsin

A suspect has been arrested, police said on Friday, in the slaying of a University of Wisconsin student from Saudi Arabia who was reported to have been fatally beaten outside a pizzeria in the college town of Menomonie in late October.
Ice carving at Winterfest

Cold-weather carvers

CHELAN — John Hatcher, left, and James Stugart work Saturday on their carving of a Cerberus — the three-headed dog said to guard Hades — at the Lake Chelan Winterfest in Chelan.

Health systems feel impact of sharp upswing in flu cases

CENTRALIA —Health officials at the Washington State Department of Health are reminding the public influenza season is in full swing and all indicators show a large increase in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the past several weeks.

Playing at Winterfest

Lake Chelan Winterfest on Friday. Events continue today, Jan. 14 and next weekend. For more information see