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[6/21/19] Burn Restrictions

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies has placed burn restrictions on some DNR-protected lands in Central Washington. Effective Immediately In the Okanogan County Valley Fire Danger Rating Area, all campfires, including those in campgrounds are now prohibited. Fire danger will increase from moderate to high in the Chelan […]

[6/20/19] Senior Men’s Club Golf Results from Wednesday, June 19th

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Big Game #1 – Foursome Net Score (Winning Score 295) 1st Place – Dan Dedo, Phil Clausen, Scott Patrick and Mike Storey 2nd Place – Scott McDonald, Ellis Nierenberg, Tony Montoya, and Darrell Simpson 3rd Place – Phil Stalcup, Bob Matson, Ed Holst, and John (Mr. VP) Hancock Big Game #2 – Least Number of […]

[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 […]

[6/20/19] Distracted Driving Emphasis

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Washington State Patrol will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving this weekend. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission lists distracted driving as the cause of 30 percent of statewide traffic fatalities, and 23 percent of all serious injury collisions. In 2018, WSP contacted over 20,000 drivers for distracted driving, 3,000 more than the previous year. […]

[6/20/19] Tobacco Company Must Pay

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The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request for further review of a Washington state tobacco company’s tax appeal. Cigarette manufacturer King Mountain Tobacco must pay $58 million in federal excise taxes. The Supreme Court released its decision without comment June 10, a month after the U.S. Solicitor General opposed the review. A U.S. District […]

[6/20/19] WA Employment Higher than National Average

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Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent last month. According to numbers released yesterday by the Employment Security Department, May’s jobless rate remains unchanged from April’s. The state also added 9,600 jobs last month, with the largest job gains seen in construction, professional and business services and education and health services. The state […]

[6/20/19] Link Transit Seeks Tax Increase

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Link Transit is asking voters in Chelan and Douglas Counties to approve a small sales tax to fund increased bus routes and services. In support of Link Transit’s Proposition 1 on the August 6 ballot, residents from Leavenworth, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Chelan formed Citizens For Better Transit. They launched the Yes on Link Prop […]

[6/20/19] WIAA New Director from Wenatchee

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Wenatchee High School’s Dean of Students BJ Kuntz is the newest Assistant Director for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association – WIAA. Kuntz, a Wenatchee native, will replace John Miller, who is retiring from WIAA after 11 years. Kuntz has held multiple positions in the Wenatchee School District, most recently as Dean of Students at Wenatchee […]

[6/20/19] Dog Shooting Investigation Continues

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New information is coming to light in the shooting of a dog in the Beehive Reservoir area off Mission Ridge Road June 5. A man found the dog with three gunshot wounds and took him to Wenatchee Valley Humane Society for treatment. On June 10, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office asked Wenatchee Police Department to […]