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Legal aid leaders prep for fight over Trump budget

OLYMPIA — A one-sentence proposal tucked into President Donald Trump's suggested budget would likely have dire consequences for impoverished NCW residents seeking legal advice.

Computers go to schools instead of surplus

WATERVILLE — Douglas County is replacing about half of their government computers. But instead of going through the process of listing the old ones as surplus, they’re donating them to local schools.

New protocols for killing problem wolves to be considered

NCW — The number of wolves in Washington grew to at least 115 last year — up by about 25 animals — and the agency that keeps tabs on them will soon consider changes to make it easier to kill wolves that attack livestock.

Man arrested in ‘drug house’ raid

WENATCHEE — Narcotics investigators say a Wenatchee man sold methamphetamine and heroin out of his home and was keeping illicit firearms when arrested in a warrant raid Friday.

Exposing history

WENATCHEE — Jose Martinez and Austin Roelle uncovered a little bit of Wenatchee business history last week.

Officers seek dogs after bite on bridge

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Animal Care and Control officers sought information Monday on two dog owners and their dogs, one of which allegedly bit a passing pedestrian.

Ybarra speaks from experience

QUINCY — Alex Ybarra understands the challenges facing children who don’t speak the same language as their teachers.

NCW Health | Feedback, the good and the bad

NCW — It's been a little more than six weeks since I launched this column focusing on healthcare in North Central Washington. So far, I've written mostly about the prospect of repealing the Affordable Care Act, replacing it with the American Health Care Act, and how those actions may impact the region.

Search continues for source of ‘mystery sheen’

WENATCHEE — State Department of Ecology officials have corralled most of a mystery fuel spill reported Friday on the west side of the Columbia River, but still don’t know what’s causing it.

Schools lose $1.2 million in federal forest revenue

OLYMPIA — School districts in Chelan and Okanogan counties will receive about $1.2 million less in federal forest dollars this year compared to last if the now-expired Secure Rural Schools Act is not reauthorized by Congress.

Eastmont puts two threats to rest

EAST WENATCHEE — Officials at Eastmont High School addressed on Monday two potential threats — one to students, one to computers — that led to police involvement. No one was injured.