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National Alliance on Mental Illness: You are not alone

Chelan-Douglas NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) began in 1985 as a result of friends and family seeking support when they found their mentally ill loved ones were not receiving appropriate treatment and sometimes being jailed because of their behavior.
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NCW spends a ‘Day Without Immigrants’

WENATCHEE — Many immigrant workers and their families around the region stayed home from work and kept their kids home from school Thursday to support the nationwide "Day Without Immigrants" boycott. And some of the region's biggest employers supported them.

Snow slides close several roads in Chelan County

NCW — Snow slides closed at least three roads Thursday in Chelan County, but there’s less risk of slides Friday, according to the Northwest Avalanche Center, which monitors and forecasts avalanche activity.
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Kia mentors take mission to heart

WENATCHEE — The trucks of Monster Jam grabbed Nick Fukuzawa’s attention when the now 20-year-old was in grade school. By the time he was in eighth grade, Grave Digger was his hero and his goal was to drive one of the huge-tired trucks that span the globe-wowing crowds with speed and crushing capabilities.

Child care centers balk at new rules

WENATCHEE — Finding child care in the Wenatchee Valley could get more difficult in the next couple of years if proposed state licensing requirement changes are approved.

Guilty plea in local tax fraud case

YAKIMA — A Chelan Falls man will be sentenced in May after pleading guilty Wednesday to tax fraud, underpaying the federal government by more than $183,000.

3-month sentence for threatening police officer

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee man who voiced threats against a police officer over a high-profile fatal shooting received a three-month jail sentence for harassment Wednesday.

Douglas County nixes pot cooperatives

WATERVILLE — Commissioners in Douglas County decided last month to ban medical marijuana cooperatives in unincorporated areas of the county.
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Car leaves road and hits Wenatchee business

WENATCHEE — Police arrested a 23-year-old Entiat man Thursday after the car he was driving failed to negotiate an S-curve on south Chelan Avenue and then crashed into a business.

Lawmakers to host phone meeting

NCW — Constituents in the 7th District are invited to a telephone town hall meeting with state lawmakers from 6 to 7 p.m. next Thursday.
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Bigfoot researchers study Sunnyslope prints | Video

SUNNYSLOPE — Paul Graves stands in a field buried in a foot of snow with his legs stretched one in front of the other like some cruel game of Twister. He’s trying to mirror a mysterious set of tracks that recently appeared in Sunnyslope.