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Woman burned in Chelan RV fire

CHELAN -- A woman visiting Chelan from outside the area suffered burns to her arms and shoulders Thursday night when she entered a burning recreational vehicle to try to put out a fire.

Carlton Complex Fires 2014: The recovery continues

This week’s column on recovery from last summer’s largest wildfire in Washington’s history focuses on some opportunities for fire survivors, and ways that people can help by offering housing to volunteers, attending a benefit concert or giving a donation.

Bad debt and charity care down; Medicaid costs up

NCW – For years, hospitals have been sounding the alarm: The increasing costs of charity care and bad debt were cutting into budgets, even pushing some financially-stressed facilities to the brink.

New campaign aims to curb panhandling

City officials believe aggressive begging is on the rise in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee and are launching a public campaign to combat it. With the support of local social service agencies, the cities plan to launch the "Bring the Change" campaign in June, asking the public to stop giving change to panhandlers and instead give it to local charities.

Teen arrested in Cashmere pallet fire

CASHMERE -- A 17-year-old Dryden boy was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of arson in connection with the pallet fire Sunday night at Blue Star Growers.

Kretz wildfire bill passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill responding to concerns of some Okanogan County residents following last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire passed the state Senate by a unanimous vote on Monday.

Arsonist hits Quincy-area haystacks

QUINCY – The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has assigned a major crimes detective to investigate five fires that were intentionally lit in haystacks in the Quincy and Winchester areas.

Perseverance lands woman in Naval Academy

WENATCHEE —With only 7 percent of applicants selected, Olivia Kesterson figured she might have to apply more than once to get into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Police pursuit case ends in Alford plea

WENATCHEE -- A Chelan man pleaded guilty Wednesday to fleeing from police last January while drunk and illegally carrying handguns in his car.