LEAVENWORTH — On Tuesday, Ryan Cairnes snapped a picture of the dirt, removed the camera’s memory card and then put it in his pocket. It was a throwaway, but at least now the authorities would have an idea of when he was last alive should he die.
WENATCHEE — A mental health crisis center lauded by Gov. Jay Inslee as a statewide model for providing mental health care laid off 10 of its medical staff last week.
WENATCHEE — The empty kayak was stuck in a whitewater rapid, its straps wrapped around a log. Kyle Mahuika and two of his friends were on the shore of the Wenatchee River, trying to find a way to recover it.
Reporter Tony Buhr spent eight months interviewing county officials and discussing the problems at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. He also toured the jail twice, once in October, 2018 and again in May, 2019. These three articles are the result of that effort.
When a group of East Wenatchee property owners signed a set of covenants in 1953 that would govern their country club neighborhood, the first item on the list was the exclusion of any non-white homeowner.
The data center industry is growing in North Central Washington, but do its citizens want them?
The marijuana industry statewide is expanding by leaps and bounds, becoming a nearly $1 billion industry in retail sales last fiscal cycle.
WENATCHEE — Investigation documents into the 2017 fatal shooting of Matthew Folden by a Wenatchee police officer align with what investigators have said about the shooting and the events that preceded it, but they also reveal that key evidence was mishandled at the scene.
WENATCHEE — Confusion, terror and pain reigned on Aug. 6, 1974, when a railcar holding volatile material exploded in a switching yard in South Wenatchee.