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Three nightly BPA power outages planned from Riverside to the Canadian border

NORTH COUNTY – There are three planned power outages that will occur each night from Tuesday, April 16 to Friday, April 19 so the Bonneville Power Administration can do maintenance.

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North Central Regional Library looking at future of library service

North Central Regional Library has adopted new mission and vision statements, and recently launched a new three-year strategic plan that outlines the future of library service in North Central Washington.

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Governor declares drought emergency for Okanogan and Methow basins

OLYMPIA – Despite significant snow in parts of Washington, water supply shortages are projected in the Okanogan, Methow and Upper Yakima basins, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency in those watersheds.

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Okanogan Highlands Alliance presents ‘Butterflies of the Okanogan’ with Caitlin LaBar

TONASKET – Okanogan County is host to 124 of the 155 butterfly species recorded in Washington. Caitlin will speak about some of the eco-geographical aspects that contribute to this incredible diversity, what species you can expect to commonly find, and some of the more reclusive species to watch for.

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Gary DeVon/staff photo U.S. Border Patrol Agents assist the Oroville Police during a lockdown at the Oroville School District on Tuesday,k March 26.

Update: Oroville teen lied about being kidnapped at knifepoint

OROVILLE – A 13-year-old Oroville High School student has been charged with false reporting after texting friends that she was being held against her will.

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Oroville schools locked down for second time this month

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District sent out a text alert to parents notifying them of the second lockdown this month. The text stated the reason as being a student “was in danger.”

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Juvenile accused of fatally shooting his father

OROVILLE – A 14-year-old Oroville boy allegedly shot and killed his father outside the family home on Emry Road on Tuesday, March 12.

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Son accused of fatally shooting his father

OROVILLE – An Oroville teenager has been booked into Okanogan County Jail for allegedly shooting and killing his father on Tuesday afternoon, according to Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse

Newhouse praises U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal to delist gray wolf

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that FWS will soon propose a rule to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48 states and return management of the species back to the states and tribes.

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Five Oroville juniors vie for May Festival Queen; Selection Night is March 7

OROVILLE – This year there are five juniors from Oroville High School vying for the title of Oroville May Festival Queen — Mariya Mathis, Taralynn Fox, Julissa Alverez, Gwen Hankins and Christina Herrick. The queen and her princesses will be chosen at Selection Night on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Oroville High [...]

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