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Fire lines will be tested by hot weather

NCW — The anticipated return of fire weather — very hot and dry conditions — this weekend is expected to reawaken wildfires burning across the region and test miles of newly-built containment lines.

Council hashes over marijuana options

WENATCHEE — Marijuana was back before the Wenatchee City Council on Thursday as city staff sought direction on how to draft possible new laws.

Stores rally to keep Methow Valley stocked

METHOW VALLEY — A week ago, Twisp grocer Hank Konrad felt confident that an extra 5,000 bags of ice would meet demand for an upcoming weekend music festival.

Helicopter crash pilot identified

WENATCHEE — A 40-year-old Beaverton, Ore., man was the pilot killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday afternoon at a Stemilt Growers field used as a landing site.

Fire cuts off rail services to businesses

PATEROS — When wildfire ripped through the city of Pateros last week, it incinerated two railroad bridges and halted essential rail service to businesses north of the city.

Fire meeting: What’s next?

OKANOGAN — Federal, state and local officials will host a meeting in Okanogan on Thursday night to address recovery efforts, and what happens after the Carlton Complex is under control.

Open 4th District seat draws crowd of would-be successors

An open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District is rare, happening only three times in 56 years. But the number of would-be successors to Republican Rep. Doc Hastings this year is unprecedented.