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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)

Email: (work)

  1. NCW — You can light up your backyard barbecue this weekend. But if you’re thinking about a campfire to roast hotdogs or marshmallows over the Fourth of July weekend, you may have to head to the high country.
  2. CHELAN — A Chelan County nursing assistant and in-home care provider who is accused of stealing between $2,000 and $3,000 from a 95-year-old woman last year is facing criminal charges, and also lost her job and her certification to practice.
  3. NCW — It’s still OK to sell, buy and use consumer fireworks in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, but bans in place over much of the rest of North Central Washington, including national and state parks, forest and wildlands, don’t allow so much as a sparkler.
  4. SOAP LAKE — The Environmental Protection Agency began cleaning up asbestos-contaminated materials at the old Delancey-Houghton Elementary School in Soap Lake on Monday, and expect to complete the effort by Friday.
  5. BRIDGEPORT — Under construction for a year, a new $4.8 million Chief Joseph Bridge that was restricted to one lane since 2009 is now open to two lanes of normal traffic, including trucks with legal loads.