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Russ Hemphill

Department: Editorial

Position: Metro Editor

Responsibilities: Reporter

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  1. Fire blamed on a thunderstorm was burning in trees and grass Monday afternoon in Yaksum Canyon about four miles south of Cashmere.
  2. What’s the matter with America’s democracy is the subject of a piece by Francis Fukayama, a Stanford University prof writing in the latest Foreign Affairs magazine.
  3. WENATCHEE — The Fourth Annual North Central Washington Wine Awards is coming right up and this is one wine and food social event you don’t want to miss.
  4. WENATCHEE — As Chelan County Fire District 1 prepares to retire a bond issue that paid for new fire trucks and a station nearly 20 years ago, it is now facing a number of long-term financial needs.
  5. North Central Washington is the state's wildfire hotspot. Here's a collection of maps that shows the big burns since 2002.