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Burn ban extended for Okanogan County

UNION GAP – The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County is being extended to 8 a.m., Tuesday, (Feb. 21) because air quality conditions will likely be unhealthy for sensitive groups through the weekend, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

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Timothy Wayne Jackson

Timothy Wayne Jackson, age 58, of Tonasket, Washington passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer.

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Stage 1 burn ban called for Okanogan and Kittitas counties

UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 4 p.m. today (Feb. 14) in Okanogan and Kittitas counties, due to poor air quality. Restrictions on burning will continue through noon on Friday (Feb. 17), when conditions will be reassessed.

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Margorie Muriel Jameson

Margorie Muriel Jameson, 76 of Oroville, passed away on January 31, 2017. She was born to Norman and Catherine Retasket in Burken, B.C. outside of Mt. Currie in a tent at a logging camp.

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Dorinda Elizabeth Fonda

On January 19, 2017 Dorinda Elizabeth Fonda passed away at home in Oroville, Washington. Born April 2, 1933 to her mother, Dorinda McGrath and her father, Milton Delano Fonda, Dorinda’s first home was in the Irish community of Green Island, Troy, New York.

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Janet Carol Burton

Janet Carol Burton, 72, of Longview, Washington went home to her Heavenly Father on July 2, 2016. She was born December 8, 1943, in Spokane, Washington to Irving F. and Ruth Melita (Kilber) Bayley.

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Rep. Shelly Short  (R-Addy)

Senate leader congratulates Short on appointment to Senate

OLYMPIA – Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement after Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, was selected today to become senator for Washington’s 7th Legislative District, which spans much of northeast Washington.

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Multi-generation family forest stewardship

When dust storms and giant fires stress a community, people are unwilling to put down roots. But when the streams run clear and the meadows are green as a result of responsible land management, neighbors invest more in each other and feel the community is stable.

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Dansel resigns Senate seat to join Trump administration

Sen. Brian Dansel has accepted a position as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Dansel has resigned his post as state senator for the 7th Legislative District, effective immediately.

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Lanny Luther Morgan

Lanny Luther Morgan, passed away on January 15, 2017. He was born September 18, 1954.

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