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[7/20/19] Chelan Man

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Be on the look out this weekend as the Annual Chelan Man competition gets underway this morning and continues through Sunday. The event features a variety of runs that include a 10K, first timers run, youth division, Sprint, Olympic, Half-Iron, Splash-N-Dash and more. Drivers should pay particular attention on the South Shore of Lake Chelan […]

[7/18/19] Senior Men’s Club Golf Results from Wednesday, July 17th

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Big Game #1 – Even Holes Less Half Your Handicap 1st Place – Gary Searle (Score 29) 2nd Place – Darrell Simpson (Score 32) 3rd Place – Dan Dedo (Score 33) 4th Place – Bob Carleton (Score 33.5) Big Game #2 – Low Net on Par 3’s 1st Place (Tie) – Tony Montoya (Tie – […]

[7/18/19] Washington Safety Law Affects other States

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Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana have petitioned the Trump administration to overrule a Washington state law that imposes safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail from the Northern Plains. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and North Dakota’s Wayne Stenehjem said in a Wednesday petition to the U.S. Department of Transportation that federal authority […]

[7/18/19] Another Seattle Area Shaker

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Seismic activity continues here in Washington. A magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck in the same area as Friday’s 4.6 quake that was felt across the Puget Sound region. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake near Monroe happened yesterday afternoon at 4:43 at a depth of 16 miles. Friday’s quake was roughly 13.5 miles deep and […]

[7/18/19] Stinky Plant Blooms

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After 17 years, a rare corpse flower housed at Washington State University Vancouver is finally blooming for the first time. It was nicknamed Titan VanCoug and began to bloom Monday evening outside the greenhouse at the Science and Engineering Building. The bloom only lasts 48 hours so WSU set up a live webcam stream. Titan […]

[7/18/19] June Unemployment Holding

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Washington state’s June unemployment rate remained unchanged from the previous month’s rate of 4.6 percent. According to numbers released yesterday by the Employment Security Department, the state also added 6,000 jobs in June, with the largest job gains seen in education and health services, information and manufacturing. Job losses were seen in construction, wholesale trade, […]

[7/18/19] Pay-per-mile Tax Vote

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The Washington Transportation Commission is expected to vote later this year on a proposal to replace the gas tax with a pay-per-mile system. The vote will take place Dec. 17, after the commission is expected to receive a report in October from a panel that has studied the new type of tax. Any recommendation voted […]