Mentor Help for Would-Be Washington Entrepreneurs

If you’ve ever thought you’d like to start a business but didn’t know how to begin, a new state Commerce department idea called “Start UP 365” intends to bring together the right people to help you with your specific idea. Robin Aldren heads the new “365” office in Whitman county;…



ISIS May Possess US Passport Printing Machine

With the U.S. and other countries on high alert for ISIS attacks, American authorities are warning the terror group’s followers may have infiltrated American borders with authentic-looking passports ISIS has printed itself with its own machines, according to an intelligence report obtained by ABC News. The 17-page Homeland Security Investigations…


Record-High Precipitation For Wenatchee?

While much of the focus is on snow and rain in the mountains, the town of Wenatchee is currently on pace for it’s wettest December in the last 15 years. “The 1.45 inches of precipitation for this month is above normal,” explains National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Kalin.  “Wenatchee averages…


Chelan County Residents Killed in Kennewick Crash

Three Chelan County residents are killed in a crash on I-82 near Kennewick. The Tri-City Herald reports a four-door pick-up driven by Artemio Vasquez-Perez of Peshastin veered off the highway and rolled, crossing over the center median into oncoming traffic, where it was struck by an SUV. Vasques-Perez died in…


Social Media Firestorm in Washington

A Western Washington University student is charged in Whatcom County Superior Court with a Class C felony hate crime in connection with comments made on a social media site.  19 year old Tyson Campbell could face up to five years behind bars and up to a 10 thousand dollar fine…


Leaders Grapple with Response to Alcoa Shutdown

Wenatchee Valley leaders are holding meetings to develop a response to the Alcoa plant shutdown. At a Wednesday gathering, Douglas County officials along with the state Commerce Department and local interest organization Wenatchee Valley, What’s Next were added to a working group established in Chelan County. Tracy Yount of Chelan…


US 2 Tumwater Canyon Reopens

  State Route 2 has reopened through the Tumwater Canyon West of Leavenworth following cleanup of several mud and rock slides Thursday. A mudslide has closed State Route 2 just west of Leavenworth in the Cascade Range. Highway 2 is one of the main east-west routes over the mountains in…


Cashmere Area Homes Flooded

A Cashmere-area family sat in a hotel room Wednesday afternoon, waiting to see if the flooded MIssion Creek took out their home. Chelan County Emergency Management’s Rich Magnussen says all the rain caused debris flows, which diverted water and threatened several homes…. Several homes in the Cashmere area along Mission…


Naches Ranger District Feels Storm Effects

While all passes throughout the Cascades felt the effects of Wednesday’s weather, the routes through the Naches Ranger District seemed to experience the worst of it. Almost every single road in the Naches forest was closed or, in the case of Nile Loop Bridge, destroyed due to flooding or mudslides…