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K.C. Mehaffey

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Environment, Lake Chelan, Okanogan, Photographer, Reporter

Contact K.C.

Phone: 509-997-2512 (work), 509-881-0866 (cell)

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  1. This week’s column on recovery from last summer’s largest wildfire in Washington’s history focuses on some opportunities for fire survivors, and ways that people can help by offering housing to volunteers, attending a benefit concert or giving a donation.
  2. EAST WENATCHEE – A nursing assistant accused of neglect spent just one afternoon and part of an evening alone with six vulnerable adults before her failure to provide adequate care was discovered and she was sent home, an owner of the East Wenatchee facility says.
  3. TWISP – For the last 25 years, horseback riders from around the Northwest have been coming to a three-day outing each spring that includes a day ride and camping out at the Beaver Creek Campground east of Twisp.
  4. PATEROS – Last summer, the devastating Carlton Complex Fire raced across more than 256,000 acres and razed more than 300 homes from Winthrop to Pateros.
  5. QUINCY – The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has assigned a major crimes detective to investigate five fires that were intentionally lit in haystacks in the Quincy and Winchester areas.