Winter Ice Gala Event to raise funds for youth enrichment

Officials at Town Toyota Center announced the sixth annual Numerica Credit Union’s Winter Ice Gala is set for March 16th.  Jennifer Bushong, the center’s VP of Marketing said in a press release Tuesday the event will feature an Olympic skater, National Champions, Miss Washington 2017 and Olympian Tom Rothrock. The black-tie (optional) four-course…


Group decides it will not raffle AR-15 rifle at fundraiser

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – An Eastern Washington political committee has decided it will not auction an AR-15 rifle at its Lincoln Day Dinner in March because of criticism that is the same type of weapon used in last week’s Florida high school massacre. The Stevens County Republican Central Committee said…


Structure fire at garage/shop building near Chelan.

A garage shop type building was destroyed by fire early this afternoon in the Union Valley area above Chelan. A Lake Chelan Fire and Rescue volunteer crew arrived within minutes to the scene in the 300 block of Idyll Spurs Lane located approximately 100 yards from the Union Valley volunteer…


39th Annual High School Art Show at Museum

The 39th Annual Regional High School Art Show opens March 2nd at Wenatchee Valley Museum. The exhibit features artists in Chelan, Douglas, Grant amd Okanogan County. Regional judges will select award winning pieces for submission to the state competition in Olympia.  Ashley Sinner, Museum Outreach Coordinator invites the public to…


House takes testimony on bill to abolish death penalty

After passing through the Senate, a House committee heard testimony today on a bill which would eliminate the death penalty in Washington. Lawmakers heard passionate testimony like that of Lisa Ham, whose sister was a corrections officer that was killed by an inmate serving a life sentence without the possibility…


House Democrats unveil supplemental budget plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – House Democrats have unveiled a budget proposal that sticks to an education funding timeline that the state Supreme Court has previously rejected and also includes a capital gains tax for long-term property tax relief. The plan released Tuesday comes a day after Senate Democrats released their…


Senate Democrats want surplus revenue allocated toward education

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Senate Democrats plan to use a projected increase in state revenues to expedite the timeline on fully funding teacher salaries required for Washington state to come into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate. Last week, lawmakers learned that state revenue projections look to increase by…


Man who subdued Moses Lake school shooter 21 years ago pens letter

Jon Lane, the former teacher and wrestling coach credited with subduing Barry Loukaitis during the 1996 shooting at Frontier Middle School in Moses Lake, shared his thoughts on school violence following last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Florida. Our news partner iFiber One News shared the story…


Heavy winds and mountain snow in weekend forecast

The National Weather Service says multiple winter systems will bring heavy winds and waves of snow to the Inland NW.  Breezy conditions with another round of snow is expected by Saturday morning and persisting into Sunday with the potential of heavy mountain snow.  An Arctic front arrives by Sunday for more snow showers…


State House panel OKs bump stock ban, bill’s fate still uncertain

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A House committee has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting. The measure, which passed out of the full Senate last month on a 29-20 vote,…