The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo59° Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo61° Clear

Sunday

Hi93° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo66° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi96° Hot

Monday Night

Lo66° Clear

Tuesday

Hi100° Hot

Tuesday Night

Lo66° Clear

Wednesday

Hi101° Hot

Forecast shows uptick in Washington state revenue

Slow economic growth is expected to continue in Washington state, but officials on Tuesday warned that the state still faces a “significant budget challenge” while writing a new two-year budget next year.

Future of Hanford site may include uses for public

YAKIMA — Despite setbacks and delays in cleaning up Hanford, plans to open parts of the nearly 600-square mile reservation are moving forward, a federal Department of Energy official told the Yakima Rotary Club on Thursday.

Suit filed over red-light camera refunds

The city of Spokane has not refunded traffic ticket money a judge ruled was wrongfully collected using red-light cameras, and is still trying to collect from drivers who haven’t paid, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

State must explain education funding

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court has ordered lawmakers to explain why they haven’t followed its orders to fix the way Washington pays for public education.
20140612-111807-pic-263711307

McMorris Rodgers won’t seek Cantor’s spot

The day after the House of Representative’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping for a boost to knock off the No. 4 Republican.

No blanket exemption for police dashcams

OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court has ruled that police dashboard cameras can’t be withheld from public disclosure unless they relate to pending litigation.

Suspect flees after pursuit in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — An unknown person led Moses Lake police on a high speed vehicle pursuit early Tuesday morning in a stolen vehicle, later crashing and running away.

Franchisees sue city to block new wage law

Five Seattle franchisees and their trade association Wednesday filed a lawsuit to block the city’s new minimum-wage ordinance from taking effect in April.
20140612-110452-pic-27331851

Papers give details on Skagit bridge collapse

SEATTLE — A pilot driver escorting an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle told investigators that the clearance pole mounted on her car never hit the structure.

Dozens of new state laws take effect in state

OLYMPIA — Kimberly Aleman was brought to the United States from Mexico by her parents when she was 3 years old. Now in her second quarter at Yakima Valley Community College, she is allowed to apply for a state need grant for the first time, under a law that takes effect Thursday.

On phone with daughter, a scream leads to rescue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Omak teenager was on the phone with her mother as she hiked alone on a mountain in Alaska, saying she was nervous about the slippery terrain before her mother heard a scream, and then silence. The 18-year-old had fallen 30 feet from a cliff.

Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

TROUTDALE, Ore. — A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon then likely killed himself, authorities said.

FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said today it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.
20140606-110918-pic-810866848

Students helped stop gunman at Seattle university

When a lone gunman armed with a shotgun at a small Seattle university stopped firing at students to reload, another student pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others and prevented more deaths, police said.
20140605-104456-pic-333972891

Inslee: Fires will worsen without emission control

OLYMPIA — With wildfire season approaching, Gov. Jay Inslee used an annual exercise to push for more controls on carbon emissions, saying forest fires will get worse in Washington if the nation doesn’t cut greenhouse gases.