OTTAWA — Canada, the United States and Mexico on Wednesday mounted a fierce defense of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite an increasingly acrimonious debate about the value of globalization.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s scathing criticism of his stance on trade, highlighting divisions within the Republican Party that threaten unity ahead of the Nov. 8 election.
ISTANBUL — Turkey pointed the fi nger at Islamic State on Wednesday for a triple suicide bombing and gun attack that killed 42 people at Istanbul’s main airport, and President Tayyip Erdogan called it a turning point in the global fi ght against terrorism.
A new national report holds up Washington state’s 31-year-old preschool program for low-income families as one of the best in the country, weathering good economic times and bad without sacrificing quality.
CHELAN — A Chelan County nursing assistant and in-home care provider who is accused of stealing between $2,000 and $3,000 from a 95-year-old woman last year is facing criminal charges, and also lost her job and her certification to practice.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County marijuana farmers whose operations may be violating the county’s two-year ban on new pot operations should soon be subject to the county’s first attempt at ban enforcement — notification letters by certified mail.
EAST WENATCHEE — A meeting seeking input on development plans for 317 acres north of East Wenatchee near the Odabashian Bridge will be held at 5:30 p.m. on July 11 at the Douglas County Public Services Building, 140 19th Street N.W. in East Wenatchee.
NCW — It’s still OK to sell, buy and use consumer fireworks in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, but bans in place over much of the rest of North Central Washington, including national and state parks, forest and wildlands, don’t allow so much as a sparkler.
Revolution Kart Racing is renting go-karts in the Town Toyota Center parking lot this summer. Rentals will be offered Wednesday through Sunday until at least the middle of August, said owner Joey McGuire. Other events at the center this summer include roller skating on the main rink and ice skating on the community rink.
SOAP LAKE — The Environmental Protection Agency began cleaning up asbestos-contaminated materials at the old Delancey-Houghton Elementary School in Soap Lake on Monday, and expect to complete the effort by Friday.