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Expanded burn restrictions, increased fire danger in parts of Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies, will implement the following changes in burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.

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Two dead, three injured in boating accident on Osoyoos Lake

OSOYOOS, BC – The bodies of two people who went missing after a boating accident on Osoyoos Lake that sent three to the hospital last Saturday night have been located by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team.

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Body found in trunk of burning car in Aeneas Valley

TONASKET – An Okanogan County Sheriff’s Sergeant and Deputy were involved in a non-fatality officer-involved shooting (OIS) near the Aeneas Valley Store after responding to the scene of a vehicle fire where a body was found in the trunk on Monday, June 3.

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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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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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Tonasket City Council draws the most interest during candidate filing week

OKANOGAN – It looks like there will be a battle for who will make up the Tonasket Council with all three positions attracting two or more candidates for the council.

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Frances G. Hill

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

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Abie Lane Fire on Mt. Hull 80 percent contained

OROVILLE – The Abie Lane Fire, which started Mother’s Day afternoon, was listed as 80 percent contained as of Sunday evening, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management.

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Filing week for local and county offices May 13-17

OKANOGAN – Candidates seeking office have until Friday, May 17 to file for a wide variety of positions open for local and county offices, all non-partisan races.

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