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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 08 at 2:36PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY. * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT EAST WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL

Tonight

Lo29° Patchy Fog

Tuesday

Hi43° Patchy Fog

Tuesday Night

Lo31° Patchy Fog

Wednesday

Hi44° Patchy Fog

Wednesday Night

Lo36° Chance Sprinkles

Thursday

Hi45° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Showers

Friday

Hi45° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo37° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi44° Slight Chance Rain

Map: Wenatchee Valley Medical Clinic

Legionella bacteria found at Confluence Health

WENATCHEE — Confluence Health officials have hired experts to drain and chemically treat part of a cooling system on the campus of Wenatchee Valley Hospital & Clinics after discovery of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.

Businesses come out against Mazama mine proposal

MAZAMA — Methow Valley businesses are banding together to oppose a Canadian mining company’s request to drill test holes that could lead to a copper mine near Mazama, a popular destination for recreation.
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Water commission president charged with child rape

WATERVILLE — Two days after being arrested at the public office where he's served for 22 years, East Wenatchee Water District president Mike McCourt was formally charged in the rape of an 8-year-old boy.

Fatal work injuries rise across state in 2014

WASHINGTON — Two work categories — agriculture-forestry-fishing and construction — led all industries statewide in the number of fatal work injuries in Washington in 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

Glitch leaves some Alcoans without insurance

WENATCHEE — At least 12 displaced employees from Alcoa’s idled Wenatchee Works smelter say the company has canceled their health insurance before the promised, Sunday end date, leaving them without assistance in paying for medical care and medicines.
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Planning commissioners to further study pot ban proposal

WENATCHEE — A proposed ban that would eliminate all marijuana growing and processing operations in unincorporated Chelan County is not the way to resolve the industry’s conflicts with the public over smell, security and siting.

Switchyard work in Monitor to continue overnight

MONITOR — Chelan County PUD crews will work today through Feb. 4, including nights, to troubleshoot a problem with a power transformer at the Andrew York Switchyard on Easy Street.

Bike lanes on Valley Mall Parkway?

EAST WENATCHEE — City officials are asking for public input regarding the future of Valley Mall Parkway: Bike lanes or no bike lanes?

Pine Canyon slide work to cost $250,000

ORONDO — Work to clear the massive rock slide that closed Pine Canyon from Jan. 10 to 21 will cost an estimated $250,000 — about half the engineer's estimate, a state Department of Transportation official said Thursday.
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Homeless counted for national survey

Ricardo Cervantes, who has been homeless for two years, gets a meal while attending the Point In Time gathering at the Wenatchee Community Center on Thursday afternoon.
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Snow rangers serving up coffee and info

Forest Service snow rangers hosted a coffee booth information session for snowmobile users at Fish Lake Sno-Park on Jan. 16. The session covered multiple topics, including avalanche awareness, Sno-Park permits and registration, and wilderness boundaries. The next coffee session will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at French Corral, located at the “F” junction found on the Lake Wenatchee and Entiat Snowmobile Map at fs.usda.gov/okawen. For more information, contact Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters at 664-9200.