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National Drug Court Month: Okanogan County recognizes importance of law enforcement as a partner

OKANOGAN – Courtrooms are not places where you expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Nor are they a place where you typically see law enforcement officers sitting side by side with defendants.

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Okanogan County one of three counties with highest child care costs in state

TACOMA – Parents of young children across Washington struggle to find and afford high-quality, licensed child care. Some areas of the state have experienced significant reductions in licensed child care capacity, while other areas grapple with child care costs that consume large portions of the median income

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Jesse Edward Harrelson

Jesse Edward Harrelson, 55 of Oroville, Washington, passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2019 in Minot, North Dakota. Jesse was born on May 15, 1963 in Sun Valley, California to parents, Thomas and Clara Harrelson.

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David A. Lindeblad

David A. Lindeblad, age 70, died from cancer on May 17, 2019 in Omak, Washington. He left behind a wife, Elizabeth Fry and daughter, Mary M. Lindeblad-Fry. The couple married June 22, 1985.

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Frances G. Hill

Frances G. Hill age 87 of Wauconda, Washington died on December 19, 2018 .

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Michael Joseph Tacker

Michael Joseph Tacker, age 34, of Tonasket died April 23, 2019 at his home in Tonasket. He was born December 11, 1984 in Spokane, Washington to parents Cheryl and David Tacker. Michael grew up in Tonasket.

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Sheila Ann Wolley

Sheila Ann Wolley, was called home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Born May 17, 1964 to John and Sandy Prindiville in Madison, Wisconsin…

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David W. Raymond

David W. Raymond passed away Friday, April 26, 2019. David was born in Seattle, Washington in 1947 to Wilbert and Betty Raymond…

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Update, second man dies from crash on Hwy. 97

WENATCHEE – David W. Raymond, 71, has died from injuries he suffered in a crash on Monday, April 22, when his vehicle struck another which turned in front of him on Highway 97 in Omak.

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Edna Claire Rise

Edna Claire Rise, age 100, of Molson, Washington, passed away with family by her side, January 8, 2019, at Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, Washington. Edna Claire Rowton was born October 19, 1918 in Sandsprings, Montana, to Joshua G. & Viola Ann (Pollard) Rowton.

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