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Flash Flood Watch issued August 20 at 3:51PM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS ON FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY OVER THE NORTH WASHINGTON CASCADES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON, CHIWAUKUM, LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK, DUNCAN, MILLS CREEK,

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Leavenworth says ‘yes’ to cop tax

Leavenworth voters overwhelmingly approved a new tax increase for police services, but Omak, Tonasket and Brewster voters handily rejected similar ballot measures.

‘Cop tax’ on the ballot for Leavenworth voters

LEAVENWORTH — Voters in the tourist-friendly Bavarian Village are being asked to approve a 0.1 percent sales tax, with the money set aside to pay the rising costs of sheriff’s protection.

April Featherkile: Yes on 517, so they will hear us

As a resident of Wenatchee, I support Initiative 517 because I am a strong believer in our initiative rights, which our state has had for over a century. Our right to initiative and petition our government is the most important tool we have to push back when government does things we don’t like.

Editorial: No need for Initiative 522

Go to the grocery and buy a snack, let’s say a bag of chips. Turn over the bag and on the back, in rather fine print, is a lengthy list of ingredients, the first of which may be “enriched corn meal.” Nowhere does it say from what variety of corn the meal was ground, what breeding technique altered the original plant’s genome, where the corn was grown, what chemicals might have been used, what company or university holds the seed patent, whether the patent holder engages in business practices we ...

Editorial: Yes for Entiat bond

There are a lot of things that benefit from some streamlining and thoughtful downsizing. Judging from the plans, the Entiat School District’s proposed bond and school modernization project is one.

Towns seek tax for police, jail costs

NCW — Omak, Tonasket and Brewster will ask voters who live in their towns to increase sales taxes to help pay for criminal justice costs or fire protection services.

Entiat schools to try again with leaner bond

ENTIAT — The Entiat School District will present voters with a leaner bond proposal in November to modernize and expand the Paul Rumburg Elementary School.