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River barge Sunday wasn’t carrying Huck Finn and Jim

WENATCHEE — Folks out along the Wenatchee stretch of the Columbia River Sunday observed a tiny tug boat pushing a “lived-on looking” barge that could have jumped off the pages of a Mark Twain novel.

Open house set for electronic warfare proposal

OKANOGAN — The U.S. Forest Service will host an open house next month to answer questions about a request by the U.S. Navy to conduct electronic warfare exercises on the Tonasket Ranger District.

Healthy seniors? Pharmacy students give it a shot

EAST WENATCHEE — Pharmacy students Anna Phung and Hahn-La Phan already know how to give nearly painless flu shots. The two Washington State University pharmacy majors have each given hundreds of flu vaccine doses — shots and sprays — to patients of all ages.

Fire causes power outage

About 300 East Wenatchee residents lost power for nearly three hours Saturday afternoon after a utility pole caught on fire.

Beavers munch on newly planted trees

ENTIAT — Eager beavers sunk their timber-toppling choppers into 17 of the tender, recently planted trees in this city’s new Columbia River-side park.

Grant County prosecutor challenged by Garth Dano

EPHRATA — The last time Grant County Prosecutor D. Angus Lee faced a political opponent, it was a lawyer in his own office — who’s now suing Lee for allegedly interfering with his ability to campaign, among many other charges.

Murder suspects returned to Okanogan

OKANOGAN — Two teenagers accused of killing a Riverside man were returned to Okanogan County this week to face murder charges.

Text abuser won’t get new trial

SPOKANE — An Okanogan County man who sent his then-wife dozens of threatening text messages failed to convince an appellate court to grant him a new trial.

Methow irrigators: From contention to collaboration

TWISP — State, local and federal officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the Methow Valley’s largest irrigation district’s conversion from open ditches to a combination of closed pipes and water pumped from wells.