CASHMERE — The Chelan County Fair is looking for a theme for the 2020 fair, reaching out to its Facebook followers for ideas. The deadline is Thursday. The winner will be announced Friday and receive a family pass and two carnival wristbands. Send ideas via Facebook or call the fair office a…

A great blue heron flies out of a tree near Meadow Lake in Malaga on Tuesday.

Connor Hastings, 8, hits the ground to avoid his drone being flown by his father Justin at Lincoln Park in Wenatchee on Tuesday. Justin said his son started flying his new drone a month ago. "We like to chase each other around with it," he added. Rocky the family dog joined them at the park which is near their home.

TRINIDAD — Highway 28 was partially blocked for a half hour Tuesday after a pickup and a semi-truck hit a deer.

ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was out of surgery Tuesday morning after undergoing a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma.

SEATTLE — Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods two years ago rocked the food industry. Now the company is making what could become a much more effective play for a trillion-dollar chunk of the economy with a new grocery store set to open next year in a former Toys R Us location in suburban Lo…

SEATTLE — Seattle Children’s has closed three of its operating rooms because of the same fungus that forced the shutdown of all the hospital’s operating rooms earlier this year. The hospital is also looking into two new infections caused by the Aspergillus mold.

YAKIMA — After seven years of planning, more than a dozen months of construction and many days of fine-tuning, the $22 million YMCA and Yakima Rotary Aquatic Center will open this week.

WENATCHEE — Chelan County road crews will be doing ditch work throughout the county this week.

Environment, county and health reporter

WENATCHEE — Officials believe a lantern that fell on the floor is the cause of a motorhome being destroyed by fire early Monday morning outside Wenatchee.

ENTIAT — People will now be able to stay the night inside of a lookout on a mountain near Entiat.

Environment, county and health reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Boeing on Monday said it expected U.S. regulators to approve the return to commercial service of its grounded 737 MAX jet in the coming weeks, and its shares jumped as investors grew more hopeful the planemaker had addressed software problems at the heart of two fatal crashes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump seethed on Monday as Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to enter a crucial new phase — the first public hearings — in their impeachment inquiry centered on his request that Ukraine investigate political rival Joe Biden.

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Looting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales' resignation ended 14 years of socialist rule and left a power vacuum his opponents scrambled to fill.

OLYMPIA — For weeks before last Tuesday's election, local government, unions and business groups issued dire warnings to voters that passing Initiative 976 would lead to significant cuts in road construction and other transit programs.