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Detectives begin pallet fire investigation

CASHMERE – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating a suspicious fire on Sunday that burned dozens of pallets and threatened two Cashmere warehouses, including one containing agricultural chemicals.

Leavenworth man charged in tractor assault

LEAVENWORTH -- A man who drove his tractor head-on into a younger man's car and struck him with a flashlight last summer is now charged with assault.

Parlette bill passed to preserve Stehekin school

OLYMPIA -- Stehekin's one-room school will remain open, despite its meager enrollment, after the state House of Representatives put its seal on a bill Tuesday to keep classes going.

Nursing assistant suspended following neglect allegations

EAST WENATCHEE – A Wenatchee woman accused of failing to provide medications and food to six vulnerable adults living at an East Wenatchee family home lost her credentials to practice as a nursing assistant in December, the state Department of Health reported last week.

Crescent Bar settlement approved

EPHRATA -- Grant County PUD commissioners Tuesday approved a settlement that will allow holders of now-expired leases to Crescent Bar Island RV lots and condos to remain on the island for as long as 36 more years.

Methow schools seek two levies on April ballot

WINTHROP – The Methow Valley School District will ask voters to pass two levies on April 28: One to help replace buses and another to improve school buildings and grounds.

Pateros hopes for new water tower while preserving the old

PATEROS – While Pateros city officials await funding for a new water tower, plans are underway to restore two old towers that ran dry last summer when firefighters were trying to save homes during the Carlton Complex Fire.

Sterling to get new playground

EAST WENATCHEE -- Eastmont School District will spend $190,500 to add a new playground area at Sterling Intermediate School and improve elementary school playgrounds this summer.

Big fire in Cashmere is suspicious

CASHMERE — A fire that erupted Sunday evening in hundreds of wood pallets stacked between two warehouses is suspicious and may have been arson, a Cashmere fire official said Monday morning.

Correction: Wrong name

The first name of volunteer firefighter Joe Cox was incorrect in a Page B4 Applause item on April 7.