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Fire station to hold open house

ROCK ISLAND — The fire station in Rock Island will hold an open house Saturday to kick off National Fire Prevention Week.

Fish on!

Entiat 3rd-graders hook trout and learn

Douglas PUD buys Colville power entitlement

EAST WENATCHEE — The Douglas County PUD will pay $24.5 million for a nearly 4-year share of an energy entitlement the Colville tribes receive from Wells Dam.

Ephrata farmer still competing on ‘Survivor’

EPHRATA — An Ephrata farmer and his daughter made it through episode 1 of CBS’s “Survivor” last week, and they may have a good chance of making it through episode 2.

Verdict upheld in Okanogan County assault on officer

SPOKANE — The Havillah man sentenced to 29 years in prison for running over his wife with a tractor and shooting at a sheriff’s deputy failed Tuesday in an attempt to overturn his conviction.

Family escapes fire through window

EAST WENATCHEE — An Eastside family had to climb out a bedroom window Monday night after a car, parked near the front door, caught fire.

Still hearing mixed reports on Obamacare

Here we are, nine months into 2014 — a year I thought was going to make or break the new law now known as Obamacare — and I’m still hearing mixed reactions from friends and family.

Part of Mills Canyon closed

ENTIAT — A 6-mile stretch of Mills Canyon Road — which connects with the Entiat Valley Road three miles west of Entiat — will be closed on weekdays through Oct. 13.

City moves forward on South Wenatchee plan

WENATCHEE — The city wants to pull all the studies and professional advice and community opinions collected over the last few years into one sweeping plan for redeveloping South Wenatchee.

Carlton Complex wildlife issues to be discussed

BREWSTER — North Central Washington residents are invited to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual roundtable discussion from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbia Cove Recreation building, 508 W. Cliff Ave. in Brewster.

A new sentence, but no new time, for drive-by felon

WATERVILLE — A Wenatchee man already serving 18 years for his part in a drive-by gang shooting received an additional sentence Monday for fleeing police who pursued him from the scene.

Chelan audit produces one finding

CHELAN — The city of Chelan failed to ensure that all subcontractors helping to remodel the Masonic lodge into a new public library were not suspended or disbarred, a state audit report says.