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Testimony in nursing home case hinges on catheter care

WENATCHEE — The urinary infection that nearly killed a Colonial Vista care patient could have resulted from a catheter left in place despite a doctor's orders — or not, medical staff testified Thursday.
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Dry cleaners fire snarls Mission traffic

WENATCHEE — A two-alarm fire Thursday at Hayes Cleaners billowed smoke onto North Mission Street and snarled rush hour traffic, as Wenatchee police worked to divert motorists and give firefighters room to work.  

Sunglasses-selfie contest starts today

EPHRATA — Move over Ray-Ban, the Grant County PUD’s got 4,000 pair of shades that could win one of their wearers a free boat tour for four of the summer fun spots on the Wanapum Dam reservoir.

Speed limit to drop south of Quincy on Highway 281

QUINCY — The speed limits on Highway 281, south of Quincy, will be permanently reduced starting Wednesday to accommodate new turning lanes north and south of Road 9 Northwest.

Are walkouts legal? Some legislators would like to know

WENATCHEE — Are teacher walkouts legal? Some Washington legislators, feeling pressure from teacher walkouts in more than 60 Washington school districts, think it may be time to determine if walkouts or strikes by any public employees are legal and, if not, whether they should be punished by loss of pay.

Review of seismic study reveals no new danger for dams

WENATCHEE — Engineers at North Central Washington’s Columbia River dams have double-checked their data and concluded that the discovery last year of a major seismic fault west of Entiat will not oblige them to rethink the dams’ vulnerability to ground shaking.

Carlton Complex Fire 2014: The recovery continues

PATEROS — The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group raised just under $10,000 from benefit concerts over the last few weeks. The Copper Mountain Band played at the Pateros park in April, and last weekend, the Mosaic Arts Choir and Orchestra, along with Laura Love and Brittany Jean, entertained crowds for these by-donation events.

Don Senn’ interchange to be dedicated Tuesday

PESHASTIN — State and local officials, family and friends are welcome to attend the official dedication Tuesday of the Don Senn Memorial Interchange, popularly known as the “Big Y” junction of highways 2 and 97.

The one that didn’t get away

Wenatchee Valley College student Yuridy Rodriguez laughs as Austin Trombini struggles to get a fish off the hook Thursday. The two were among many that attended the annual Fountain Fishing Derby at the WVC fountain. The event was combined with International Day.

On track

Amir Basmeh, a third-grader at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Wenatchee, wins the last leg of the 400-meter relay to win the event for his team during the Wenatchee All City Track Meet at Wenatchee High School on Wednesday afternoon. Over 500 Wenatchee-area school kids attended the event.

Quincy man hits two patrol cars

QUINCY — A Quincy man who fled from police on a dirt bike Tuesday afternoon may have thought he threw them off track when he drove next a canal where their patrol cars couldn’t go.

Nurse on trial in Colonial Vista elder mistreatment case

WENATCHEE — An elder-care nurse accused of dangerously neglecting a residential patient was a victim of "an institutionalized, systematic problem" at the care center she worked for, her attorney argued at trial.