Procession, memorial honor slain deputy

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – Crowds lined streets and filled an auditorium to honor a Washington state sheriff’s deputy Daniel Mccartney, who was slain during a home invasion. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says about 1,500 law enforcement personnel and 650 patrol vehicles participated in a procession to the Wednesday memorial…


Bump stock ban passes committee

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A Senate panel approved a bill that would have certain trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting, banned in Washington. The Spokesman-Review reports the Law and Justice Committee approved the Senate bill…


Hawkins sees progress on Hirst “fix”

State Senator Brad Hawkins appeared on KPQ’s The Agenda program on Wednesday and said he’s optimistic a bill to provide a Hirst solution that is moving through the Senate is close to a vote as early as Thursday night.  The Hirst decision by the Washington State Supreme Court put more…


House passes bill aimed at lowering gender wage gap

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The Washington House passed a measure that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on a bipartisan 69-28 vote Wednesday. The bill has passed the House…


Busy week for Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce

It’s already Wednesday but there are still many events remaining on the calendar of events this week for the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce; The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce and Port of Douglas County have arranged for a member of the Federal Reserve Board to address their Economic Leadership…


Unemployment Numbers Strong for December and All of 2017

The Washington Employment Security Department released their look at jobs and unemployment for December noting that 61-hundred jobs were added throughout the state. Labor economist Paul Turek said, “Outside of government, industries that posted the largest gains; the leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and construction.” Turek noted that they did revise…


Downtown’s Best Voting Underway

Voting is underway on the Wenatchee Downtown Associations annual awards, “Downtown’s Best.” Meredith Hilger with WDA says the winners are announced at the Annual Appreciation Dinner which takes place on February 28th this year. “We get to celebrate and honor those who have won and even award, actually, a few…


MLPD Arrests Suspect in Montlake Park Shooting

Moses Lake Police arrested 20-year-old Zachary Skone of Warden in connection with a shooting at Montlake Park. The search is still underway for a second suspect in a shooting that has left an 18-year-old in serious condition. Officers also found the white truck that is believed to be part of…


LINK Transit Board aiming at November ballot for tax request

The Link Transit Board has indicated it would prefer placing a 2/10ths of one percent sales tax increase request before voters this fall. Link General Manager Richard DeRock asked the board for direction at Tuesday’s meeting after the board decided decided last month to delay a February vote on what…


AppleSox Release 2018 Schedule

The following is a news release from the Wenatchee AppleSox: The Wenatchee AppleSox have finalized their schedule for the organization’s 19th season, the team announced Tuesday. The 59-game schedule features 54 West Coast League matchups and five non-league games, with one on the road, throughout June, July, and August. The calendar…