CASHMERE — A Cashmere man died Saturday in a single-vehicle collision on Stine Hill Road after his car left the roadway and struck a rock wall, Chelan County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Andy Zimmerman said.

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials want the Supreme Court to help them hurry up and spend up to $2.5 billion to construct a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border before Congress thwarts them with new spending legislation on Oct. 1.

WENATCHEE — The public can meet candidates for local mayoral, council and sewer district races at a free event the North Central Washington Association of Realtors is hosting next week.

One of three osprey chicks jumps over its siblings to find a different spot in their nest at Riverfront Park in Wenatchee Friday, July 19, 2019. The three and their parents are an attraction for people walking by as well as guests of the new Hilton Garden Inn where this photograph was taken. The hotel announced Thursday that their mascot is Oscar the osprey.

WENATCHEE — Before Neil Armstrong took one small step for man 50 years ago today, a now-deceased Wenatchee resident helped make the giant leap for mankind possible.

NEW YORK — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid soaring tensions in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. Brent climbed more than 1% on the news.

A Yakima Valley legislator on Thursday honored a missing Native woman whose body was recently found near Toppenish, urging congressional action on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women throughout the United States.

SPOKANE — Four men who have never held elected office are vying for outgoing Spokane Valley City Councilman Sam Wood’s seat, and they all say homelessness is one of the most important issues facing the region.

SEATTLE — Ahead of its official quarterly earnings release next week, Boeing on Thursday bit the bullet and announced a huge $4.9 billion after-tax accounting charge due to the financial impact of the 737 MAX grounding.

YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council voted this week to scrap outdated sections of the municipal code that prohibit cruising events in the city limits.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One of the largest protests in Puerto Rico’s history erupted into violent clashes late Wednesday night between demonstrators who said they will keep coming back to demand the governor’s resignation and officers in riot gear who shot tear gas and rubber bullets into th…

NCW — People out enjoying the Columbia River may run into a strange sight: a flat boat with paddles on either side, pulling up aquatic weeds.

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WENATCHEE — A significant portion of RiverCom Dispatch’s funding is set to expire at the end of the year. The 911 call center is asking voters to renew its cut of local sales and use taxes so it can continue to pay for repairs and improvements.

The west facing hillside, at right, bordering the Broadview neighborhood is pretty much devoid of vegetation Wednesday, July 17, 2019, after 300 goats have eaten their way down the canyon in the last week. The goats, part of vegetation management to reduce potential wildfire fuel, will be moved out on Thursday, finished with their eating task.

CASHMERE — Cashmere Valley Bank is recruiting two business leaders, Kristine Loomis and Mike Neff, to join its advisory board of directors.

ORONDO — At this point, few people have seen it and even fewer have tasted it. But by next year there will be more than 2 million boxes of Cosmic Crisp apples on the market.

WASHINGTON — House Democrats rejected an attempt Wednesday to force a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, showing that anger and frustration over the president's racist tweets and other actions have not yet convinced a majority to push for his removal.