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Statewide drought declared

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on Friday, forecasting $1.2 billion in crop losses, a difficult wildfire season and possible water shortages for small communities.

City moves closer to paving plan

WENATCHEE — The city has never done a big push to repave residential streets and city officials say it's long overdue.

Parlette-sponsored new laws to improve costs, access to drugs

OLYMPIA — New laws sponsored by state Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, should improve access to medications and their cost for patients and allow hospitals to earn more by billing insurance companies for patient-care services provided by pharmacists.

Despite rebuff on Stehekin road, Parlette vows to push on

OLYMPIA – The National Park Service – in a letter to state Sen. Linda Evans Parlette – says it won’t be repairing, moving or reopening the upper Stehekin Valley Road, despite last year’s approval to do so by the U.S. Congress.

Rain offers only temporary relief from drought

WENATACHEE – It rained an inch in Wenatchee on Wednesday. That’s record rainfall for May 13 for the city’s water treatment plant, where the National Weather Service has been keeping records since 1925.

Slip into a prom dress at Sunday’s giveaway

WENATCHEE — Nearly 500 new and gently used prom dresses will be up for grabs this weekend when the Junior Service League of Wenatchee holds its annual Prom Dress Giveaway.

Easy Street asphalt repair to happen at night

WENATCHEE — Road work is set for the nights of May 20 and 21 to repair and seal the portion of Easy Street between mileposts 5.8 and 5.9, near the Chelan County Shop.

Local farmers market grabs TV award

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market and its host Pybus Public Market have snagged one of the top honors in a competition held by a Seattle TV station.

Cashmere 9/11 memorial on KING 5 news

SEATTLE — KING 5 News aired a two-minute news segment Tuesday on the Sept. 11 Memorial statue that is being installed in Cashmere.