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[6/20/19] Buying Votes?

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A first-of-its-kind public campaign finance program in Seattle is giving voters vouchers worth $100 so they can make donations to candidates. Now in its second election cycle, the program is drawing national attention with support from Democratic presidential hopeful New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The city mails voters four $25 “Democracy Vouchers.” They can give […]

[6/19/19] MISSING HIKER FOUND DEAD

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The family of an Everett man who has been missing since October says he was found dead northeast of Snoqualmie Pass. 28-year-old Gavin Johnston told his father Oct. 17 he was heading to Stevens Pass for a two-month trip on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. His family said he had almost no hiking […]

[6/18/19] Shot Dog Continues Recovery

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A dog named Cane continues his recovery at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society after being shot three times. Last week veterinarians said Cane was stable enough to undergo surgery to remove two of the bullets, located in or around his cranial area. Over the weekend, swelling around the incisions pushed for further testing and pain […]

[6/14/19] First Woman Naval Commander

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A U.S. Navy officer has made history by being the first woman elevated to the command of a Washington state shipyard. Capt. Dianna Wolfson became the new commander of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Wednesday. Vice Adm. Thomas Moore of the Naval Sea Systems Command installed Wolfson during a ceremony attended […]

[6/12/19] Media Appeal Continues

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Washington Supreme Court justices had pointed questions for lawyers representing both the Legislature and a media coalition yesterday. The media group sued on whether changes to the state’s voter-approved Public Records Act throughout the years have affected what legislative records must be released. The high court heard oral arguments yesterday on the appeal of a […]

[6/7/19] Adult Abuse Awareness Month

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Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed June Adult Abuse Awareness Month. Last year, Adult Protective Services, a division of the Department of Social and Health Services, received more than 60,000 reports of vulnerable adult abandonment, abuse, neglect, financial exploitation and self-neglect. It’s a sharp increase from the 48,000 reports received in 2017 and more than triple the […]

[6/6/19] RECORD RAINFALL HITS AREA OF CHELAN COUNTY

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Memorial Day weekend was a rainy one for much of the Pacific Northwest. Some areas of the Cascades received more rainfall than others, especially the Wenatchee Valley. Sunday May 26th saw a record amount of rainfall in the Mission Creek / Peavine area south and east of Cashmere.  Chelan County officials didn’t know at the […]

[4/15/19] Drowning in Lake Chelan

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For Immediate Release Contact: Sergeant Kent Sisson Incident #:19c03480 Drowning – Lake Chelan      Phone: 509.630.7506 Date: 04/15/2019      http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/sheriff   Sheriff Brian Burnett reports a 36 year old male drowned in Lake Chelan on Saturday afternoon (04/13/2019) when an inflatable kayak he and another subject were in flipped over. Both subjects were […]

[4/8/19] Parks Free Days

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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is inviting the public to celebrate the spring season and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April. On free days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. The first free day is Saturday, April 20 —a springtime free day. The next […]