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WSD teacher contract talks move toward mediation

WENATCHEE — Schoolteachers voted Monday to call for mediation in their talks with the Wenatchee School District, as they prepare to return to classes today with no new contract.

Earthquake gently shakes Omak

OMAK — An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale gently shook Omak this morning, but no damage was reported.

A night of music at The Grove

Pianist Duane Funderburk and our daughter Kara Hunnicutt have known each other since both attended Seattle Pacific University back a few decades.

Common Ground: Eastmont grad gets major grant to save infants’ lives

When Christy McKinney was growing up in East Wenatchee, her mother Bonita helped inspire her to use sewing as a creative outlet. In sewing her own clothes, McKinney learned how to take various pieces of fabric and put them together in new ways to create unique and functional designs.

Fugitive in 2012 rape charge arrested

WENATCHEE — A migrant laborer sought since 2012 on a charge of child rape was finally brought to court Monday after his arrest in Wisconsin.

Firefighters died from smoke, burns

TWISP —The three firefighters killed in a wildfire near Twisp last week died from smoke inhalation and “thermal injuries,” or burns, Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez said Friday.

Fire damages three East Wenatchee homes

EAST WENATCHEE — Three East Wenatchee homes — one of them about a block away from the other two — were damaged by the same fire on Sunday afternoon.

MDMA pinpointed in concertgoer’s death

GEORGE — A Portland man who collapsed and died after last June's Paradiso Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre suffered acute MDMA poisoning, according to toxicology tests.

A year without a fair? Okanogan County officials hope not

OKANOGAN — County officials are scrambling to figure out how to put on the county's premier annual event — the Okanogan County Fair — when the fairgrounds are jam-packed with 1,658 fire personnel, a sprawling tent camp, showers, mobile kitchen and command center assigned to the Okanogan Complex wildfires.

Rock Island man dies in crash in Trinidad

TRINIDAD — A truck driver has been cited for the crash early Monday that killed a 38-year-old Rock Island man at the Crescent Bar turnout on Highway 28, six miles west of Quincy.

Rain and cool temps calm fires

 NCW — After two straight weeks of ongoing and rapidly changing evacuations and road closures, firefighters and residents are getting a much-needed respite.

Wilf Woods | An impressive memorial

We watched the impressive ceremony that the Forest Service put on Sunday at the Town Toyota Center on television, like many others.