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City buys Pybus Market land after contentious discussion

WENATCHEE — In mid-March, the city of Wenatchee and the Pybus Market Charitable Foundation announced a proposal for the city to buy the land the Pybus Public Market building sits on from the Port of Chelan for $2 million.

PUD to start over in search for Chelan substation site

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD is no closer today to finding an agreeable site for a needed new substation along Lake Chelan’s scenic north shore than it was 18 months ago, when it launched a process to get area property owners involved in the search. 
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RepWatch | The health care war that wasn’t

American Health Care Act withdrawn from voting; Rep. Reichert may have a challenger for 2018 race; state budgets getting hammered out; bill proposed to sticker gas pumps with federal and state tax rates on fuels.

Rate hikes coming to Grant PUD customers

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD customers across all rate classifications will be paying more for their electricity as the third of a planned nine years of gradual hikes kicks in April 1.

Deputies book longtime child-abuse suspect

WENATCHEE — A Peshastin man repeatedly accused of child abuse over the years, but never charged, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of rape, molestation and incest.

City annexes Saddle Rock parcel

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee City Council approved the annexation of 4.7 acres at the base of Saddle Rock, paving the way for construction of a trailhead gateway.
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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Median resale value of homes in the two-county area

((( Use this as an exploded quote. It's from the report ))) "Home ownership is the main path to wealth and housing security for lower-income and minority Americans. From an economic development perspective, housing prices can impact a community's ability to attract and retain workers."

Israeli troops kill Palestinian gas bomb thrower

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded three others on Thursday in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian health official said. The Israeli army said they had attacked a settlement with petrol bombs.

Police identify British-born attacker; victim count rises to 4

LONDON — The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.

Trump demands do-or-die vote on health care plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump will get a second chance to try to close the deal with Republican lawmakers on dismantling Obamacare in a high-stakes vote on a new healthcare bill rescheduled for Friday.

Mystery sheen probe looks to the past

WENATCHEE — State officials searching for the source of a biodiesel spill causing a sheen on the Columbia River are reviewing historical maps of the area that could provide clues to petroleum tanks and storm water systems in the area.

Chelan County: We cooperate with ICE as law allows

WENATCHEE — Chelan County officials say they've been "inundated" by angry calls after the county jail landed on a federal "non-cooperative jurisdictions" list for releasing a man possibly in the country illegally before immigration officials could pick him up.