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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. BREWSTER – Plagued by an inability to attract new doctors, the Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster announced that it will turn to a private company to staff its emergency room beginning this summer.
  2. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Maria Cantwell told the chief of the U.S. Forest Service Tuesday that fundamental changes must be made to respond effectively to threats from wildfire.
  3. WENATCHEE – The state Department of Natural Resources will discuss this year’s threat from wildfires, and offer tips to homeowners at a meeting Thursday.
  4. WENATCHEE – Hoping to avoid an unwanted merger with Spokane County RSN, the Chelan-Douglas RSN board on Monday decided to seek permission from the state to be put on a fast track for integrating mental health with physical health and substance abuse treatment instead.
  5. TWISP — Chuck Johnson says his home up Balky Hill east of Twisp was nothing fancy. “My brothers built it for me. I had no plumbing, but I had a Coleman cooking stove and gravity water,” he said. “Never did have power.”