Wenatchee Applesox Looking for Host Families

The Wenatchee Applesox are looking for a few families that are willing to let a baseball player stay with them for the season. General Manager Jim Corcoran said, “It can be young families with kids who have dreams of being baseball players themselves or it can be senior citizens who’d…


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Rep. Dent’s Bills Head to Governor

Three bills sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent are headed to the governor’s desk for his signature after their passage through the Legislature. “The three bills are in priority areas for me – wildfires, aviation, and children and family services issues,” said Dent, R-Moses Lake. “The short sessions are fast and…


Record Year for Wenatchee High DECA Program

Wenatchee DECA students had their most successful year in state competition at the DECA State Conference held in Bellevue March 1-3. “This was a record year for first place finishers from Wenatchee,” says Sierra Larkin, DECA Advisor. “Their practice and efforts paid off.” Seventeen Wenatchee students overall qualified to compete…


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Historic Barn Grant Funding Available

Applications are now being accepted for the next round of funding through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Grant Program. Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation says barns are critical to our state. “Barns certainly are very representative of the state’s agricultural heritage and Washington, like a…


Cashmere Suffers Heartbreak Again at the Dome

The Cashmere Bulldogs entered the Yakima SunDome Saturday trying to reverse the bad luck of last year’s one-point championship loss to Mount Baker on a last-second blocked shot but unfortunately it was not be. Haley Van Lith was named the tournament MVP and had an MVP-type performance with 36 points…


Washington Attorney General Goes After Housing Discrimination Against Vets

The Washington State Attorney General’s office has instituted enforcement actions against eight housing providers, including some in Eastern Washington, for discrimination against veterans. The case came about after housing management companies refused to take Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, or VASH, vouchers in Walla Walla, Benton, Spokane, Thurston and King Counties….


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Bump Stock Ban Passes Washington Legislature

The Washington Legislature has passed a bill to ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly. The Senate voted 31-18 Tuesday to accept changes made by the House, which passed the bill on a 56-41 vote Friday after the chamber accepted an amendment that would allow the…


Wenatchee Wild Tip a Player Raises Money for Special Olympics

The Wenatchee Wild will be raising money for Special Olympics Tuesday night, Feb. 27th at the Riverside Pub in their annual Tip a Player event. Director of Sales and Marketing Gretchen Littler says it’s part of their mission to give back. “It allows us to give back to Special Olympics…


Cashmere Royalty Pageant Finalists Named

From a press release: Six of Cashmere’s finest juniors will compete for the coveted positions of Queen Cashmere at the annual selection pageant at 4 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 in the Cashmere Middle School Auditorium. The pageant will be hosted by past princess Kaitlyn Rieman and her mother Tina…


State House Passes Supplemental Operating Budget

The Washington State House passed their budget yesterday along party lines. Democrats praised the bill saying it puts families first, reduces property taxes and fully funds education. Republicans like Vicki Kraft of Vancouver questioned instituting a capital gains tax among other things. “Seven percent capital gains tax on Washingtonians. Why…