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House Passes Cantwell, Newhouse measure supporting cherry growers hurt by retaliatory tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed a provision pushed by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-4), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, that will increase access to aid for cherry growers hurt by the unjustified retaliatory tariffs by China. The measure passed 354-58.

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Robert ‘Bob’ Packer

Robert “Bob” Packer passed away on May 7, 2019 in Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington due to complications following an accidental fall at his home at the age of 65. Bob was born to Wayne H. and Gladys (Lord) Packer in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Barbara Hartman

Barbara Hartman of Chesaw passed away Saturday the 25th of May at 90-years-old. Barb was born in Seattle on March 19, 1929 to Ida and Carl Gilbert.

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Oroville and Tonasket to hold graduations this Saturday

NORTH COUNTY – Both Oroville and Tonasket High Schools will be holding commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2019 on Saturday, June 1. Oroville’s graduation will be at 1 p.m. in Coulton Auditorium and the Tonasket graduation will be at 3 p.m. in the THS gym.

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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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