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Maycumber proposes legislation to assist veterans in underserved counties

OLYMPIA – Washington State Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, introduced legislation this week to help veterans in Northeast Washington access the services and benefits they’ve earned.

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Rep. Joel Kretz (7th District)

Rep. Kretz proposes Hirst equity bill: The One Washington Water Act

OLYMPIA…House Republican Deputy Leader Joel Kretz introduced The One Washington Water Act today. The proposal is designed to break the legislative logjam and provide a balanced application to the so-called Hirst decision.

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Sitzmark Ski Hill open for Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend

NORTH COUNTY – Sitzmark Ski Hill opened Saturday, Jan. 13 and will be open through the Martin Luther King Jr long weekend, according to the Sitzmark Ski Club.

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Oroville student chooses HOPE for Senior Project

OROVILLE – Oroville senior Stephanie Rodriguez has chosen to work for the homeless as her Senior Project.

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2017: A look back at the news, newsmakers

The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune takes a look at just a few of the headlines from the Gazette-Tribune during the year that was, 2017.

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Sharon A. Allard

Murder suspect dies in hospital

OMAK – The woman accused of fatally shooting her husband Dec. 20 died at Mid-Valley Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 3, confirms Okanogan County Coroner David Rodriguez.

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‘Governed’ documentary portrays fight for freedom

TONASKET – A preview showing of “Governed vs Governing: the Bundy Standoff,” held at Tonasket High School Dec. 16 and hosted by Mark Herr, gave audience members lots to think about over the holidays and beyond.

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Update: Burn bans lifted in Eastern Washington

UNION GAP – The New Year has rolled in with more fog and winds than predicted, allowing the Department of Ecology to lift a Stage 1 burn ban in Asotin, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Okanogan and Stevens counties today.

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Tonasket man arrested for fleeing police on New Year’s eve

OKANOGAN – A Tonasket man who was fleeing from police at a high rate of speed about two miles east of Omak on New Year’s eve, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a road sign, according to the Washington State Patrol. At 4:53 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, WSP Trooper Kelvin Fox attempted [...]

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Input needed to craft Forest Restoration Proposal on Mt. Hull; Open House Jan. 9

TONASKET– Mt. Hull is known locally for Bighorn Sheep, Whistler Canyon Trail and the distinct cliffs that make up the western slope. While some restoration work has occurred on the National Forest System lands in that area in recent history, maintenance and further work are needed

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