Community Rink at Town Toyota Center now sponsored by I Fiber

The Town Toyota Center has announced a naming sponsorship agreement and new name for the smaller Community Rink primarily used for junior hockey and figure skating.  Town Toyota Center General Manager Mark Miller introduced the new name at a press conference introducing the sponsorship agreement I Fiber Communications CEO and Founder…


KPQ Legislative Friday, January 19th, 2018

Every Friday during the 2018 Legislative session 12th district Representatives Cary Condotta and Mike Steele and Senator Brad Hawkins will appear on The Morning Report with Michael Knight and Kevin Rounce. The lawmakers discussed the agreements reached Thursday night on the so-called Hirst “fix” that triggered the approval of more…


Sen. Hawkins Celebrates Hirst Fix and Capital Budget

The Washington State Legislature passed a bill late Thursday night that is designed to address water rights after a controversial State Supreme Court decision. 12th District Senator Brad Hawkins called it a big night for the state. Hawkins says there is one area in Okanogan County that could be problematic,…


Moses Lake Teen Arrested for Kidnapping and Robbery

A 17-year-old Moses Lake resident is in jail today after being arrested by Grant County Sheriffs and K9 Deputy Grizzly Thursday afternoon. Deputy Kyle Foreman says the teenager had been on the run since mid-December for carjacking. The suspect is facing charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping. Two other…


Reichert, Newhouse comment after vote on temporary spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend. The measure still faces iffy prospects in the Senate, where Democrats are poised to block it in hopes of spurring slow-moving talks on immigration. The measure would keep the government…


He’s a GEM

The Wenatchee School District Superintendent Brian Flones got a GEM award from the community and school district staff. The GEM award is given to Wenatchee School District staff members for “Going the Extra Mile”. Nominations are solicited from school district staff and the community at large. Flones was surprised with…


Deal reached on water dispute that stalled new construction

Top state lawmakers have reached a deal on a complex rural water dispute that has held up approval of more than $4 billion in new school and other construction projects for months. Rep. Larry Springer, a Kirkland Democrat, said Thursday that top Republican and Democratic leaders reached a negotiated agreement…


House passes measure creating sexual harassment task force

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The Washington House has passed a resolution setting up a legislative task force on sexual harassment. House Concurrent Resolution 4413 was passed on a voice vote in the House chamber Thursday. The Senate is expected to vote later in the day. Under the measure, the task…


Smoke column visible from Malaga garage fire

Chelan County Fire District #1 was still on the scene late Thursday afternoon of a large garage fire in the 3700 block of Hamlin Road in the Malaga area. The fire was visible in the Wenatchee Valley by it’s large smoke plume after it was reported around 12:45pm.  Battalion Chief…


Soap Lake man arrested on outstanding federal drug warrant

A 35-year-old Soap Lake man wanted on federal drug charges was arrested early Thursday morning during a joint local-federal raid on his home at 174 Road 19-Northwest. Ryan Cecchetti, 35, was arrested by federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations….