The west facing hillside, at right, bordering the Broadview neighborhood is pretty much devoid of vegetation Wednesday, July 17, 2019, after 300 goats have eaten their way down the canyon in the last week. The goats, part of vegetation management to reduce potential wildfire fuel, will be moved out on Thursday, finished with their eating task.

YAKIMA — Central Washington University’s aviation program has returned student training flights to Bowers Field in Ellensburg after a temporary move to Yakima.

LEAVENWORTH — Traffic through Leavenworth during the holiday weekends and warm summer months has turned into a slow-moving parking lot.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Embattled Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta is stepping down amid mounting criticism of a plea deal he struck with a convicted sex offender while Acosta was a federal prosecutor in Florida.

SPOKANE — the Spokane Police Department has become one of 16 agencies in the state to start providing data to the FBI as part of a nationwide effort to build a database tracking officers’ serious use of force.

KENNEWICK — A Franklin County sheriff's deputy is suing the county and his boss, Sheriff Jim Raymond, for discrimination, retaliation and civil rights violations.

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College and Confluence Health will conduct emergency training from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the Wenatchee college campus and Central Washington Hospital.

The man was floating on a tube with his adult son and a pig when the pig fell into the river midway between Monitor and the Sleepy Hollow Bridge.

WENATCHEE — Chelan County road crews will be doing work in Leavenworth and Chelan this week.

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NCW — Bear hunting regulations in Eastern Washington have been changed to allow a two-bear limit.

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EAST WENATCHEE — Officer Tye Sheats was fired Thursday from the East Wenatchee Police Department, according to his union representative.

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