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Cigarettes blamed for Wenatchee Ave fire

WENATCHEE — A smoldering cigarette left on an upholstered chair caused the apartment fire early Monday morning in downtown Wenatchee, fire investigators say.

State confirms only empty oil trains traverse NCW

OLYMPIA — A first-of-its-kind, quarterly report confirms that 618 million gallons of crude oil entered the state by rail in October, November and December, but only rail tankers that are mostly empty traverse North Central Washington.

Reclamation settles suit over pollution permit

SPOKANE — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has agreed to settle a lawsuit over a permit it lacked that oversees and intends to reduce the oils and other lubricants that may spill into the Columbia River through operations of Grand Coulee Dam.

Wenatchee leaders heading to Mexico

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee, a city with a Latino population of 30 percent, has five sister cities in four countries, none of which are in Latin America. City officials are hoping a trip to central Mexico can change that.

Documentary TEACH to screen at the PAC Wednesday

WENATCHEE — Washington Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is hosting a screening of the documentary TEACH, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Following the film, a panel of local educators will address what our area teachers are doing in their classrooms and beyond, as well as discuss with moviegoers reactions to the film.

Community Foundation breaks record for giving

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington last year set a new record for local grant giving — $459,202 — crushing its old record set just a year earlier by more than 20 percent.

Life saver: Wardell gets friendship, kidney from acquaintance

WENATCHEE — Longtime Wenatchee attorney and former Chelan County Superior Court judge Carol Wardell has a new lease on life, thanks to the kindness of a casual acquaintance who took the extraordinary step of offering to donate a kidney to save Wardell’s life.

White Trail Road near Quincy re-opened

Updated 2:35 p.m. Thursday: White Trail Road near Quincy has re-opened. The road was closed for about an hour from Highway 281 to Highway 28 as authorities cleared a two-vehicle collision.