EAST WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Board of Health on Monday unanimously extended the renewal of food business permits by three months.

Environment, county and health reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans signaled Tuesday they are not giving up their effort to shut down the vote count on Election Day in Pennsylvania, hours after the Supreme Court delivered a significant win to Democrats by permitting absentee ballots in the pivotal battleground to arrive later.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The COVID-19 pandemic may force a reckoning for Amtrak’s long-distance routes, bringing about cuts that critics have long urged but that passenger rail advocates in and out of Congress say could undermine the service’s mission.

A boat heads down the Columbia River south of Odabashian Bridge earlier this month. The new Residence Inn by Marriott hotel can be seen under construction near Walla Walla Point Park in the background.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, saying he would accept a deal worth more than $2.2 trillion despite opposition to large spending measures among his fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

Groups with opposing views gather at opposite sides of the intersection of Chelan and Orondo avenues on Saturday afternoon. The Women’s Rally for Justice was held at Memorial Park on Saturday and ended with people waving signs on the east side of Chelan Avenue while Donald Trump and Loren Culp and anti-abortion supporters stood on the west side of Chelan Avenue and can be seen in the foreground.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will have their microphones turned off during parts of the final presidential debate on Thursday, the Commission on Presidential Debates said Monday night.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a “strong recommendation” for mask-wearing by both passengers and operators on planes, trains, buses and taxis to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

BELLINGHAM — The closure of the U.S.-Canada border has been extended another month to Nov. 21, according to a tweet from Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair on Monday.

SEATTLE — Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz on Monday denounced ongoing property destruction and violence targeting officers in light of a first-degree assault charge filed last week against a 19-year-old Kirkland man who is accused of striking an officer in the head with an aluminum …

SEATTLE — Underscoring the uneven impact of the pandemic, sales of the most expensive Seattle-area homes surged in the third quarter of the year at more than double the rate of the area’s most affordable homes.

WENATCHEE — A local business Friday was the victim of a cyber attack from an email purportedly from the Chelan-Douglas Health District with an attached zip file titled “Phase 2 Guidance.”