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Election: Islands warding off annexation

NCW — Two county islands within Wenatchee appear to have resisted another annexation effort by the city. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Walnut/McKittrick and Maple Street islands have voted overwhelmingly to remain unincorporated. 

Schools cope with snow days

NCW — Soap Lake School District Superintendent Rick Winters has a new respect for

In-school health clinic moves in-house

WENATCHEE —  Last year’s expansion and remodel at Lincoln Elementary School has resulted in an unexpected opportunity — space for a primary care health clinic.

School late starts, closures

NCW — Here's a list of the school closures and late starts we were able to verify this morning. Check school district websites, Facebook pages and local radio stations for updated information.

Weekly roll call report: School finance and pot business limits

Both chambers moved a number of bills to the floor for debate and vote by their respective members this week. The House passed 14 bills, mostly on uncontested unanimous or nearly unanimous votes. The Senate also passed a few bills on unanimous votes, but engaged in robust debate over the Senate Republican-led majority’s basic education funding proposal in an early evening vote on Wednesday. The measure, SB 5607, passed on a narrow party line vote of 25-24. with one Democrat voting with the Republicans, Sen. Sheldon who caucuses with the ...

WVC Foundation looks to fill two spots

WENATCHEE — The search for two Wenatchee Valley College Foundation staff members — the executive director and alumni association coordinator — will begin in earnest next week, following a final review of the job descriptions.

NCW Success Stories | A college program that changes lives

MOSES LAKE  – In Grant County, 34 percent of community members over the age of 5 do not speak English in the home, Big Bend Community College's English as a Second Language (ESL) program found. Eighteen percent of the county’s population is foreign born.

Reichert, Newhouse, Jayapal partner on immigrant protection bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Central Washington's Republican representatives became cosponsors Monday of a bill to immunize so-called "DREAMers" — young undocumented immigrants working through school and career — against immediate deportation under President Donald Trump.

Jazz workshop returns to Wenatchee

The 17th annual Wenatchee Jazz Workshop is happening this week at Eastmont Junior High School. A total of 160 middle and high school students from sthe Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts are working with six professional jazz musicians, known as the L.A. 6. On Thursday, L.A. 6 will perform for the public at Numerica Performing Arts Center, followed by a student concert on Friday where the pros will sit in with the students. For more information on the program and concerts see the web at

Community Connections | Chelan students rank high

WENATCHEE – On Jan. 21, 41 Chelan High School students competed with other North Central Washington schools in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Regional Conference at Wenatchee High School. During this year’s conference, the students competed in online testing, production, public speaking and presentation events.

Weekly roll call report: school levy lid

State lawmakers kicked off the third week of this year’s 105-day session with passage by the House of HB 1059, to delay revisions to the school levy lid. The bill had been scheduled and canceled twice for floor action last week, but passed on Monday by a 62 to 35 vote.

Art of Community | Mayo guides students in faith exploration at WVC

Creative community building happens in a multitude of ways in North Central Washington. I recently became acquainted with Jessica Mayo, who helps leads Connect, a Chi Alpha Campus Ministry on the Wenatchee Valley College campus. Mayo and her colleagues are providing an opportunity for students to engage with the larger questions of life while they are at the community college.