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Working to Re Open Highway 2

Engineers with the State Department of Transportation are working to find a solution to an older bridge that became unstable in recent heavy rains.  DOT spokesman Jeff Adamson says the waters beneath the older bridge rose more than 12 feet too high, apparently making footings unstable.  Highway 2 remains closed…



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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…