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Clear and cold for

WENATCHEE — The valley’s first snow of the season Tuesday will give way to glorious sunshine today.

Union: Last day for Wenatchee Works is Jan. 5

WENATCHEE — Jan. 5 will be the last day of work for all but a handful of the 428 employees at Alcoa's Wenatchee Works smelter, a top union official said Tuesday. Elected officials in New York, meanwhile, announced they had reached an agreement with Alcoa to keep open for three more years one of the smelters slated for closure.

Filling the Thanksgiving baskets

Fran Morgen, Wenatchee, puts cans of corn into plastic baskets on a makeshift assembly line at the Wenatchee Assembly of God church Tuesday. Over 60 volunteers prepared 375 baskets of food for Thanksgiving meals organized by Serve Wenatchee Valley. About another 100 were to be picked up at their office. According to executive director Bob Shepard, unclaimed baskets can be picked up at the office, 212 South Mission St., in Wenatchee after 11 a.m. Wednesday on a first-come first-served basis.

Clear and cold for Thanksgiving

WENATCHEE — The valley's first snow of the season Tuesday will give way to glorious sunshine Wednesday.

Chesaw men get nearly 33 years for hunter’s murder

OKANOGAN — A Chesaw father and his son were each sentenced to almost 33 years in prison Tuesday for what was characterized as the cold-blooded killing of a hunter two years ago near their cabin.

Sage Hills trail to close Dec. 1

WENATCHEE — The Sage Hills Trails, which traverse the hills west of Wenatchee, will close for the winter to all recreational use on Tuesday to protect habitat for wintering mule deer and other wildlife, the Chelan County PUD said in a news release Monday.

Weather disasters occur almost daily

GENEVA — Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday.

Brussels security lockdown hurts tourism, business

BRUSSELS — At the end of what usually is a busy lunchtime with customers from nearby offices flocking to his leather goods store in one of Brussels’ main shopping streets, manager Karen Arkelyan planned to close early on Monday.

Stranded migrants block railway, call hunger strike

IDOMENI, Greece — Moroccans, Iranians and Pakistanis on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia blocked rail traffic and demanded passage to western Europe on Monday, stranded by a policy of filtering migrants in the Balkans that has raised human rights concerns.

U.S., allies target 283 ISIS vehicles, oil facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States and its allies conducted additional strikes against Islamic State over the weekend, including two in Syria that destroyed nearly 300 Islamic State vehicles and an oil facility, the coalition leading the operations said.