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Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 12:53PM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES POSSIBLE WITH FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE. THUNDERSTORMS

Tonight

Lo63° Scattered Showers

Wednesday

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo59° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi74° Breezy

Thursday Night

Lo59° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi85° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi90° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

City keeps it local in response to marijuana suit

WENATCHEE — The city of Wenatchee Friday defended to a Chelan County Superior Court judge its ban on legal marijuana businesses and asked the judge to throw out a lawsuit that challenges the ban.

Lightning sparks new blazes across Okanogan County

CARLTON — Firefighters in Okanogan County responded to several wildfires Monday afternoon as a lightning storm traveled through the area, including one that threatened homes east of Carlton.

Search continues for drowning victim

LOOMIS — Authorities will continue to search today for a 57-year-old Oroville man believed drowned in Palmer Lake near Loomis on Friday.

Campfire restrictions expanded

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will expand campfire restrictions on Wednesday to prohibit all campfires outside of developed campgrounds on national forest land in Chelan and Okanogan counties.
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5 cool places to beat the heat

WENATCHEE — You gotta love our summer climate of clear skies, mountain breezes, refreshing rivers and — can we get a snow flurry, please? — temps hovering this week at 100 or higher.

Three-way race for clerk has two active candidates

WATERVILLE — The names of three candidates who filed to replace longtime Douglas County Clerk Juanita Koch will be on the primary ballot being mailed to voters throughout the county this week.
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Crop Shoppe opens to happy pot shoppers

EAST WENATCHEE — “Two more minutes!” Owners of The Happy Crop Shoppe, the Wenatchee Valley’s first retail marijuana store, called out at 7:58 a.m. to a crowd of about 25 people lined up out front to buy.

Okanogan faces new lawsuit over ATVs

OKANOGAN — Two conservation groups are again suing Okanogan County for opening hundreds of miles of county roads to all-terrain vehicles.

Search continues for drowning victim

LOOMIS — Authorities will continue to search Monday for a 57-year-old Oroville man believed drowned in Palmer Lake near Loomis on Friday.

Worm: Red carpet treatment

Red carpet: Eastmont High School graduates got the red carpet treatment when they walked down the aisle to get their diplomas at Town Toyota Center last month. The regal red carpet runner — similar to one on which Hollywood celebrities fashion their way to the Oscars — is something new for Eastmont. But the carpet itself is well seasoned with memories of other graduations and events of significance. The carpet was donated to the high school by Paul McCulloh of Wenatchee. McCulloh is a retired teacher who taught for many ...

Fire near campground is contained

CHELAN — The 25-Mile Creek Fire, burning near the end of the pavement on South Shore Road, was 100 percent contained by noon today.