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Body found inside towed motorhome

WENATCHEE — A dead man was found inside a motorhome Tuesday after it was towed from the Wenatchee Walmart parking lot to a tow yard.

Tree time

TWISP — Owen Almquist, of Winthrop, rappels down a Ponderosa pine tree last Thursday after cutting the lower branches that burned in the Twisp River Fire last summer. Almquist, 35, said demand for tree cutting and limbing has increased dramatically due to windstorms, ice storms and wildfires in recent years. He said people are more aware of the need to maintain their trees. It's risky business, but Almquist got special training, and is insured and licensed to do this kind of work.

Omak woman shows her strength on FOX’s new reality show

OMAK — When a producer for FOX Broadcasting called Clare Painter to ask her if she’d consider competing in “American Grit,” a new reality show featuring military-style strength and endurance tests, she thought they must be kidding.

Climber dies in fall near Mazama

MAZAMA — A 26-year-old Seattle man died Tuesday after falling some 100 feet while rappelling from Goat Wall, a well-known rock-climbing area near Mazama.

Evidence tampering suspected in Moses Lake shooting

MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of evidence tampering and unlawful possession of a firearm after a homicide at the man's residence Monday night.

Wilf Woods | War on soda continues

The story of "big soda" is the subject of an article in The New York Review. It outlines the problem of dealing with sugar in our society, where on average we each consume 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day.

Apple Blossom Past… 1986

♦ Coreen Cockrum was queen of the 67th Apple Blossom Festival held April 24-May 4.

Primary ballots to hit the mail Friday

NCW — Ballots for the Washington presidential primary go out this week, with an 18-day period for voters to make their choice.

Rape alleged after prom party

WENATCHEE — A former Wenatchee student who provided a 16-year-old girl a ride home from a prom party is now accused of sexually assaulting her.

Judge bars swastika display in neighbors’ spat

WENATCHEE — A judge's ruling bars a Wenatchee man from displaying swastikas or other hate symbols on one wall of his barn after he posted the Nazi emblem to harass his Jewish neighbor.

Hank, the Mayor of Memorial Park

WENATCHEE — You may not know it yet, but Hank loves you. You may not know who Hank is, but he loves you. And you’re his friend, too.

Shooting death being investigated as homicide

MOSES LAKE — Grant County sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting death of an Ephrata man in Moses Lake Monday night as a homicide, a Sheriff's Office spokesman says.