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Report outlines push to bolster cancer research

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative to speed the develop of cancer treatments has made some important strides such as increased information sharing among researchers but still faces challenges in many areas, according to a report on Monday.

WikiLeaks: Ecuador cuts Julian Assange’s internet access

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Monday that its founder Julian Assange's internet was shut down by the government of Ecuador, deflecting blame from the U.S. or British governments which have sparred with Assange for releasing sensitive material.

Britain cannot revoke EU divorce once begun, top lawyer says

LONDON — Once Britain triggers its formal divorce from the European Union by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, there is no going back on the decision, the government’s top lawyer told the High Court on Monday.

Florida man gets 20 years for shooting at George Zimmerman

A Florida man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for shooting at George Zimmerman, who had shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 in a case that garnered national attention, prosecutors said.

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD — Iraqi government forces launched a U.S.-backed offensive on Monday to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants' last major stronghold in the country.

Goldmark unveils new emergency center for wildfire response

OMAK — Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark unveiled plans Tuesday for a new emergency operations center at the Omak Airport for people and equipment needed for a more rapid response to fighting wildfires throughout the region.

Ballots to go out ahead of schedule

NCW — Counties have until Friday to put ballots in the mail to voters, but don’t be surprised if you receive yours before then.

Deferred sentence for second defendant in Nolen theft

WENATCHEE — Former property manager April Joy Nolen, accused with her husband Peter Nolen of stealing more than $92,000 from clients, received a deferred sentence Monday after pleading guilty to a reduced theft charge.

Jail updates policies on inmate voting

In the months since August’s primary election, the Clark County Jail and other county jails in the state have done more to help inmates register to vote and increase access to the ballot following a dim audit from a state watchdog.

More state funding could be headed to John Wayne Trail

ELLENSBURG — After a lawmaker’s attempt to get rid of the state’s undeveloped John Wayne Trail in Eastern Washington failed last year, the state parks program now is seeking several million dollars to improve the trail in coming years.

Fall wet day

Sam Broaddus, Leavenworth, comes up with a prize after bobbing for apples during the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market Fall Fun Day last Thursday at Lions Club Park in Leavenworth. "The window is broke so I've been doing this all day," Broaddus said, noting the steady rain fall coming down at the market. This Thursday is the last day of the year for the market, which will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. This was the first time for this event, said market manager Jenny Bourgeois.

Dogs converge on Wenatchee Valley to strut their stuff

Robyn Veenema of Sequim, runs with her dog B.J. as they compete in the Wenatchee Kennel Club Agility Trials held at Confluence State Park in Wenatchee last weekend. More than 190 dogs competed in several events. This weekend, dogs and handlers will flock to the Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere, where the club is hosting the Wenatchee Kennel Club All-breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials. The event is free to watch and starts on Friday with obedience and rally trials and runs through Sunday. For more information see the ...