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Independence Day

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Getting Out

NCW outdoor events through July 8

This week’s gas prices

Local gas prices stayed the same over the past week. It's the first week without an increase since late February.

Care provider charged with theft, forgery

CHELAN — A Chelan County nursing assistant and in-home care provider who is accused of stealing between $2,000 and $3,000 from a 95-year-old woman last year is facing criminal charges, and also lost her job and her certification to practice.

County begins crackdown on violators of marijuana ban

WENATCHEE — Chelan County marijuana farmers whose operations may be violating the county’s two-year ban on new pot operations should soon be subject to the county’s first attempt at ban enforcement — notification letters by certified mail.

Joint meeting planned for North End plan

EAST WENATCHEE — A meeting seeking input on development plans for 317 acres north of East Wenatchee near the Odabashian Bridge will be held at 5:30 p.m. on July 11 at the Douglas County Public Services Building, 140 19th Street N.W. in East Wenatchee.

Former instructor sentenced in assault of teen

WENATCHEE — A former Wenatchee School District instructor must serve 216 hours of community service and is barred from reentering school facilities after pleading guilty to assaulting an ex-student.

Fireworks update: See where you can, and can’t light ‘em up

NCW — It’s still OK to sell, buy and use consumer fireworks in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, but bans in place over much of the rest of North Central Washington, including national and state parks, forest and wildlands, don’t allow so much as a sparkler.

Room to zoom: Kart racing at Town Toyota Center

Revolution Kart Racing is renting go-karts in the Town Toyota Center parking lot this summer. Rentals will be offered Wednesday through Sunday until at least the middle of August, said owner Joey McGuire. Other events at the center this summer include roller skating on the main rink and ice skating on the community rink.

Asbestos cleanup expected this week

SOAP LAKE — The Environmental Protection Agency began cleaning up asbestos-contaminated materials at the old Delancey-Houghton Elementary School in Soap Lake on Monday, and expect to complete the effort by Friday.

Spikes in sewage could be from illegal dumping

EAST WENATCHEE — If you happen to be driving around the East Wenatchee area in the middle of the night and see a truck backed up to a manhole with a hose inserted, take note.

Chief Joseph Bridge reopens with two lanes

BRIDGEPORT — Under construction for a year, a new $4.8 million Chief Joseph Bridge that was restricted to one lane since 2009 is now open to two lanes of normal traffic, including trucks with legal loads.