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State gearing up for drought

WENATCHEE -- This is shaping up to be one of the driest years on record for Washington, and state agencies and water users are gearing up for the challenges ahead.

Fire that destroyed 6 houses blamed on malfunctioning trailer wheel

WINTHROP – A trailer wheel that seized up and dragged on pavement threw hot metal fragments into the dry grass along Highway 20, causing the 579-acre Rising Eagle Road Fire near Winthrop that destroyed six houses and 10 other buildings last August, a state fire investigator says.

Wenatchee FC names Ceppi coach

WENATCHEE – Cesar Ceppi has been hired as Wenatchee FC's second head coach in as many years. Ceppi takes the reigns from first-year coach John Wright.

Wolf bills prowling through state Legislature

OLYMPIA – State lawmakers in both the house and senate passed bills dealing with wolves that are sponsored by Republicans from northeastern counties, where the rapidly increasing wolf population is taking its toll on domestic sheep and cattle.

Apple Valley gymnasts bring home gold

Twenty-four gymnasts from Apple Valley Gymnastics competed at the Think Spring Invitational in Yakima on Feb. 28. The meet, hosted by Gymnastics Plus, attracted top gymnasts from around the state.

Work begins to reopen North Cascades Highway

MAZAMA – Crews will begin work on Monday to clear snow from the North Cascades Highway, where snow measures about 5 feet deep on the highway at the summit of Washington Pass.

East Wenatchee struggles with growing homeless problem

The number of homeless people hanging around downtown East Wenatchee has tripled since a homeless service center opened there last year, bringing increased problems of public drunkenness, confrontations with business owners and patrons, and more crime.

Kretz gets unanimous support for wildfire bill

OLYMPIA – Locals will have more authority to put out wildfires that aren’t on their own property, and, if qualified, are more likely to be hired to help fight wildfires under a bill that unanimously passed the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Feds kick in funds for Bridgeport-area bridge

BRIDGEPORT – After discovering all of the bids to replace the Chief Joseph Dam Bridge were too high, Douglas County went back to the federal government and received more than $500,000 extra to complete the job this summer.