Soap for Hope Donation Drive Begins

AAA Washington and Serve Wenatchee are teaming up for the ninth annual Soap for Hope donation drive beginning Tuesday.  They will be taking unused travel and full-size toiletry items for local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations across Washington and Northern Idaho. “What’s so great about AAA’s Soap for…


Washington is Number 17

Which are the most politically involved states? Wallet Hub’s compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across seven key indicators. They found Washington’s the 17th most-involved state of political engagement. Oregon’s tenth on the national list. The District of Columbia has the highest percentage of citizens who actually…


Studded Tires: Day One

It’s legal to have studded tires on your vehicles, as of today [Tuesday]. But the Washington Department of Transportation says don’t rush to put them on. A study last year found they did $8 million dollars damage to roads in the Evergreen State. WDOT public information officer Jeff Adamson says,…


Data Breach Affects 450,000

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A new report from Washington state’s Attorney General’s Office says nearly a half a million residents were impacted by data breaches between July 2015 and July 2016. A new law went into effect last year that requires businesses and public agencies to report data breaches. In…


Paying At the Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/g, according…


Halloween Lineup

Wenatchee ◆ Scary Ranch: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 30-31, 2960 Easy St., Wenatchee, attendees park at the Hot Rod Cafe in Monitor and take the available shuttle, $10, http://ow.ly/ Aujl305py2c. ◆ Trick or Treat the Avenue: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31, Wenatchee Avenue, free, 662-0059. ◆ Merry Maids Halloween Carnival: 3-6 p.m….


NWCN Shutting Down

SEATTLE (AP) – Northwest Cable News, the Pacific Northwest’s 24-hour regional news network, is set to shut down early next year after more than 20 years of broadcasting. Jim Rose, general manager of KING Broadcasting in Seattle, says channel’s last day is Jan. 6. KING is the official home of…


Apple STEM Grant

WENATCHEE – The Apple STEM Network received a $110,000 implementation grant from Washington STEM to support their plans to advance student access to science, technology, and math education and career opportunities.   The Apple STEM Network received a planning grant from Washington STEM last fall to undertake an intense review…


K9 Police Dog Injured

A local K-9 police dog has been injured in action. Reno, a proud Belgian Malinois, was hurt during a pursuit Thursday night while going after a suspect at the intersection of Mission and Spokane. The police dog who works with Deputy Aaron Shepard suffered a broken elbow and abrasions after being…


Spokane Battles Monsanto

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A federal judge says Spokane’s lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto regarding pollution in the Spokane River can move forward. The city sued Monsanto last year, alleging the company knew for decades that chemicals it made and sold were a danger to people and the environment….