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Wilfred Woods:Enjoy Apple Blossom week

This week our Apple Blossom Festival goes into its busiest time, with the Memorial Park food and entertainment in full swing, with the carnival opening and with all the other events making this week special.

School district newsletter named Best in State

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District's community newsletter, Inside Wenatchee Schools, was named Best in State at a Washington School Public Relations Association conference held Thursday and Friday in Leavenworth.

9-month sentence in theft from dementia patients

WENATCHEE — A Leavenworth woman pleaded guilty Monday to stealing money and identity information from two dementia patients under her care, and earned a nine-month sentence.

Rape charged leveled in Manson assault

WENATCHEE — A Manson man is charged with first-degree rape and burglary after allegedly entering a woman's home to assault her, saying her boyfriend had given him permission.

Apple Blossom Past… 1976

♦ Jan Randall was queen of the 57th Apple Blossom Festival held April 22-May 2.

Nepal, northern India battle worst forest fires in years

NEW DELHI — Nepal and parts of northern India are battling their worst forest fires in years that have devastated thousands of hectares of woodland, killed at least 18 people and sent a pall of smoke across the southern Himalayas that can been seen from space.

Greenpeace publishes secret U.S-EU trade deal documents

BERLIN — A sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States would lower food safety and environmental standards, Greenpeace said on Monday, citing confidential documents from the talks.

Bodies of famed U.S. climbers found

SHISHAPANGMA, Tibet — The bodies of renowned U.S. mountaineers Alex Lowe and David Bridges, who were killed in a 1999 avalanche in the Himalayas, have been found by another pair of climbers, according to a charity founded and run by Lowe’s widow.

Detroit schools can’t meet payroll after June 30

DETROIT — The cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools will run out of money to pay employees after the fiscal year wraps up on June 30, the schools’ emergency manager said on Saturday.

News of record

News of record reports in Chelan and Douglas counties

Bellingham enhancing drinking water treatment

BELLINGHAM — It should take less chlorine to sanitize city water and there should be fewer byproducts from that disinfection process once a roughly $15.6 million pretreatment system is added to the water treatment plant.

Anti-capitalist protesters clash with Seattle police

SEATTLE — Hurling rocks, bricks and even Molotov cocktails, anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police in downtown Seattle Sunday, as May Day mayhem erupted again following a peaceful march.

Warmer future for Northwest forests foreseen

VANCOUVER — Pacific Northwest gardeners might consider planting banana and avocado trees in the not-too-distant future, according to new research coming out of Washington State University Vancouver.

Top court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by business groups to a trendsetting Seattle law that will raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, leaving in place a lower court’s decision to uphold the ordinance.

Midweek rain to cool spring heatwave

WENATCHEE — A record-breaking warm April will continue into early May with the addition of possible thundershowers arriving Wednesday and Thursday.