Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center Names New Executive Director

The Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mediation services, training, and programs to assist people in the peaceful resolution of disputes while complimenting the judicial system.  After over a year of contracting with an interim director, the WVDRC Board is pleased to announce the…


Division Street in Ephrata Partially Closed for Sewer Line Replacement

“Stop me if you have heard this before…” the saying goes, and it applies to this news release.One of the last remaining sections of 1940s era sewer line has collapsed, just weeks before its scheduled replacement. The City is enacting emergency provisions in order to repair this sewer line as…


Wenatchee School District Warns Parents About “Momo Challenge”

From the WSD website: A recent social media challenge directed at children and young adults, called the “Momo Challenge”, is creating concern throughout the country. While there have been no reports of student interaction with it in our community, the Wenatchee School District is urging parents to become aware of…


Alex Ybarra Sworn In as 13th District Representative

Olympia, WA -Wednesday on the House floor, Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, was ceremonially sworn into office by Associate Chief Justice Charles W. Johnson.  The newest representative for the 13th legislative district was selected by commissioners from Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln and Yakima counties to fill the seat vacated by former Rep….


Shopko Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Restructuring

The full release is below, but in the list of store closures, neither the Wenatchee or Quincy location was listed, so they will remain open for now. The Summitview Ave. location in Yakima is scheduled to be closed.   Green Bay, WI – Shopko (“the Company”), a leading operator of…




Senate Republican Leader Optimistic About 2019 Legislative Session

Olympia, WA – The gavel dropped on the full 2019 legislative session at the state capitol in Olympia. The leader of Republicans in the Senate, Ritzville’s Mark Schoesler, says he’s trying to remain optimistic despite Democrats having a larger majority this year. “And I remain optimistic as always that we…


Bill Introduced to Require Lawmakers to Pass Test Before Gun Legislation

Olympia, WA – State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, has introduced legislation in advance of the 2019 legislative session that would require legislators who draft gun legislation to be trained and pass a test.   “We have legislators drafting bills who have no idea how firearms work or any sense of firearm…


Keith Goehner Takes Seat in Olympia

The new 12th District State Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, officially took the oath of office and was sworn in as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives on Monday during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Legislature. “The opening ceremonies were very humbling. It is a great honor…