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Are walkouts legal? Some legislators would like to know

WENATCHEE — Are teacher walkouts legal? Some Washington legislators, feeling pressure from teacher walkouts in more than 60 Washington school districts, think it may be time to determine if walkouts or strikes by any public employees are legal and, if not, whether they should be punished by loss of pay.

Review of seismic study reveals no new danger for dams

WENATCHEE — Engineers at North Central Washington’s Columbia River dams have double-checked their data and concluded that the discovery last year of a major seismic fault west of Entiat will not oblige them to rethink the dams’ vulnerability to ground shaking.

The one that didn’t get away

Wenatchee Valley College student Yuridy Rodriguez laughs as Austin Trombini struggles to get a fish off the hook Thursday. The two were among many that attended the annual Fountain Fishing Derby at the WVC fountain. The event was combined with International Day.

Burst the bubble

EAST WENATCHEE — Younglife of North Central Washington, a Christian youth group that reaches out to young people through volunteering and charity events, held its annual golf fundraiser Monday.

Water birders

Birders loaded into rafts and floated down the Icicle and Wenatchee Rivers near Leavenworth on Friday during an afternoon trip arranged during the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. The popular floats were run by Osprey Rafting. The annual festival ended Sunday.
Teacher protest

Teachers hit the streets to press funding demands

WENATCHEE — More than 400 teachers from Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts are out on the streets today waving signs to protest what they say is lack of full educational funding by Washington legislators .

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.

NCW artists picked for OSPI high school art show

OLYMPIA — Artworks by two North Central Washington high school artists will be part of the 42nd Annual Superintendent's High School Art Show Friday in Olympia. The show is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington Art Education Association.

Rugged Ron’ was just hanging around

WENATCHEE — A report of a non-responsive man hanging by a harness from a utility pole sent police and ambulance crews scrambling Wednesday afternoon — for four minutes.