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Christine Pratt

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Photographer, PUDs, Reporter, Videographer, Wenatchee

Contact Christine

Phone: 509-665-1173 (work)

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  1. NCW — The boat launches at the Chelan County PUD-owned Beebe Bridge, Chelan Falls and Wenatchee Confluence State parks are closed, but the PUD's other Columbia River launches are open, utility officials announced Thursday.
  2. OMAK — The 2015-16 school year in the Omak School District will begin Sept. 2, as planned, with schools that have been fitted with “air scrubbers” to clear indoor air of smoke from the Okanogan Complex wildfires burning around the region.
  3. WENATCHEE — Grab a mouthful of that air and chew.
  4. TONASKET — The school district in this fire-threatened community has announced that classes for the 2015-16 school year will begin, as planned, Sept. 2.
  5. NCW — U.S. Forest Service officials Thursday closed the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands north of Highway 2 because of extreme fire danger. The closure will continue until further notice.