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State Lawmakers To Discuss Education Funding & Charter Schools

A joint meeting of two state senate panels will preview key issues during the 2016 legislative session.  Among the four topics members of the budget and education committees will discuss are the state of public education and charter schools. 12th District Republican Senator Linda Evans Parlette thinks charter schools, which…


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Injured Firefighter Out Of Hospital After 11 Surgeries

The lone survivor of four firefighters engulfed in last summer’s forest blaze near Twisp emerges after 11 burn surgeries.  Daniel Lyon spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday after spending three months at Harborview Medical Center inSeattle. During an address to the media, he said “I’ve gotten cards from around…


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Feds Approve Emergency Wolverine Wildfire Recovery Funds

314-thousand dollars has been approved by the federal government to fix life threatening hazards left by the Wolverine fire.  Carly Reed with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest says real time rain and water collection alert systems will feed directly to National Weather Service forecasters, who will issue flood warnings as needed,…


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Move to Decriminalize Felony Status Fantasy Sports Play!

Washington’s Republican Senators are moving to take felony criminal status AWAY when you play fantasy sports. Chair of the Senate Commerce and Labor Commitee that hears the first crack of the bat on the issue this Friday morning, Senator MIke Baumgartner says he believes decriminalization of smaller scale fantasy operations…



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Bridgeport Man Booked Into Jail For Felony Harrassment

A woman’s safe after being threatened by an intruder in Bridgeport.  Douglas County Sheriff’s responded to a call Monday from a woman who’s a caregiver at a residence. She said an uninvited man entered the home in an enraged state, and after asking for food and his hat, screamed he…



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Wenatchee’s Sleepy Hollow Reseeding/Wildfire Damage

City of Wenatchee has found it’s contractor and is moving as soon as this week to re seed about 15 acres of wildfire ravaged Sleepy Hollow in town.  The city is picking up most of the 68-thousand dollar tab, with 25 thousand of it kicked in by a community foundation,…


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FOOD BANKS DESPERATE FOR HELP!

The holidays are fast upon us in Central Washington, and officials with area food banks and meal programs say they need your help NOW. There is ONE handy place you can drop off food donations – it serves 12 food banks and 3 year round meal programs.   Chelan-Douglas Community…


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Winterize Your Animals/ANTIFREEZE WARNING!

Our state’s first big winter storm is moving toward us, and readying our cars and pets are on the to-do list.  Dawn Davies with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society reminds us if it’s too cold for us, it’s too cold for them.  Antifreeze spills can be deadly, too – it tastes…