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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 17 at 9:42AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

Overnight

Lo33° Patchy Fog

Thursday

Hi39° Chance Rain

Thursday Night

Lo33° Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo31° Rain/Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi38° Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo32° Rain

Sunday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo35° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi43° Mostly Sunny

Forest supervisor announces retirement

WENATCHEE — Mike Balboni, supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest since September 2013, will retire Jan. 3 after a 36-year career with the U.S. Forest Service.

Canoe carver’s latest stop: Tonasket

TONASKET — There’s something special about watching a group of kids put away their cell phones for hours and get involved, instead, in an activity that dates back thousands of years.

Old news

100 years ago — 1914

Douglas County heads into 2015 ‘very healthy’

WATERVILLE — Douglas County commissioners on Monday adopted a 2015 budget that is so healthy, they decided to increase the amount in the county’s reserves to 12 percent.

Shooting victim in satisfactory condition

EPHRATA — A 22-year-old Ephrata man was in satisfactory condition this morning at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee with gunshot wounds.

Bridgeport High School reopens after vandal attack

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport High School reopened this morning after teachers worked through the day Tuesday to clean up massive damage left by vandals Sunday night. The damage closed the school Monday and Tuesday.
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What about Bob?

Tyler and Lacey Crockett were ready to store away their Halloween decorations last year, but their 3-year-old son Parker had other ideas. Parker had grown fond of the newly purchased skeleton decoration, to the point where he uttered what his parents thought to be his first word — calling the skeleton “Bob.”
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Chelan Valley Hope offers just that

CHELAN — When 2-year-old Montserrat Blanco of Chelan needed a liver transplant in October, her close-knit family wanted to be near her.
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Families sue Army over Georgia militia murders

SEATTLE — The families of two people murdered in a terrorism conspiracy headed by a former Cashmere man are suing the U.S. Army, saying it did nothing to head off the growth of a homicidal militia at Fort Stewart, Ga.

Briefly

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is accepting scholarship applications for students going to college, university or trade school in 2015.

Burn ban issued in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN — Due to stagnant air, the state Department of Ecology has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Okanogan County beginning today at 4 p.m.

PUD imposes moratorium amid boom in power requests for data centers

WENATCHEE — A unprecedented boom in applications to the Chelan County PUD for large amounts of power for upstart server farms is threatening the business model the utility has depended on to keep rates low for decades and provide additional services, like parks and fiber-optics.
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Vandalism shutters high school

BRIDGEPORT — A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of vandals who did “tens of thousands of dollars” in damage to Bridgeport High School Sunday night.
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Chelan kidnapping suspect arraigned

WENATCHEE — The convicted murderer accused of pistol-whipping and restraining an 84-year-old man in his own home was arraigned Monday on multiple charges of kidnapping and theft.