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Ex-prosecutor settles suit against Grant County

WENATCHEE — A vitriolic court battle between a former deputy prosecutor and the county that fired him came to an end Tuesday as all parties agreed to a $140,000 settlement.
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State record set for fire aid

OLYMPIA — North Central Washington residents already know this summer was a record-setting season for wildfires. On Tuesday, the state confirmed it.

Omak swears in new councilman

OMAK — The Omak City Council on Monday unanimously appointed Dave Womack to replace Dino DeCesari on the council.

Jim Dahl: A lifetime love of rowing

WENATHCEE — If you weren’t watching the Columbia River carefully, you might not notice Dr. Jim Dahl as he silently glides by in his 27-foot racing scull.

Cashmere roundabout work continues

Construction workers from Jones Concrete prepare the new roundabout at the intersection of Cottage Avenue and Aplets Way in Cashmere for a concrete pour on Tuesday evening. According to Erik Howe, project manager with RH2 Engineering Inc., work on the project is happening at night. The stop signs at the intersection will be removed after new striping and signing is in place. As long as weather holds, paving and striping is planned for the week of Oct. 19. Work on the water main replacement from Cottage Avenue to the Aplets ...

Wenatchee girl reports attempted assault

WENATCHEE — A 16-year-old Wenatchee girl called police from her cell phone Tuesday evening to report a man grabbed her and pulled her toward him while she was hiking on the Saddle Rock trail.

Deputy bitten during arrest

BREWSTER — A Douglas County deputy was bitten in the arm and kicked in the upper leg last week while arresting a naked woman who had been taken to the Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster for a mental health evaluation.
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Award-winning Latina novelist to speak at WVC

WENATCHEE — Reyna Grande, author of three award-winning novels, will give readings from her most recent book "The Distance Between Us" at Wenatchee Valley College campuses in Wenatchee and Omak.

Fire victims invited to resource event

OMAK — More than a dozen agencies and organizations will be available to talk to people affected by this summer’s wildfires at an open house on Oct. 15.

Knapps Tunnel to close Monday

CHELAN — Knapps Tunnel will be closed Monday while crews clean drains, change light bulbs and remove graffiti.

Committee prepares to take districting message public

Correction, Oct. 7, 2015: Wenatchee attorney Joe Morrison is a member of a citizen advisory committee looking at creating voting districts for the Wenatchee City Council. His last name was incorrect in the original version of this report.

PUD energy miser’s idea wins national award

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County PUD engineer who’s spent a career helping industrial customers save energy last week received a national award for an energy-saving idea based on a lot of “hot air."

Yahoo will double size of Quincy operation

The data center boom in Quincy continues. Yahoo's announcement that it will break ground on a new data center in a few days comes after state lawmakers earlier this year renewed tax breaks for rural data center operators. We detail what Yahoo has planned and take another look at the impact so far of server farms in Quincy and Grant County.