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Canadian suspected of human smuggling arrested near Molson

OROVILLE – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Oroville Station arrested six people involved in alien smuggling on Feb. 8.

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Paz Lopez selected 2017 May Festival Queen

Hannah McCoy and Estifenny Carillo are May Fest Princesses “If I could accomplish only one thing in life it would be to make others happy and to make my family very proud of me.” Queen Paz Lopez, 2017 Oroville May Festival OROVILLE — Paz Lopez is this year’s 2017 May Festival Queen and Hannah McCoy [...]

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Burn ban expires for Okanogan County

UNION GAP – The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County has expired as scheduled today at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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Local school bonds still failing to get 60 percent

OKANOGAN – The second count of the Tuesday, Feb. 14 election, which included ballots for school facilities improvements in three school districts, Tonasket, Okanogan and Bridgeport, are not faring well and each could go down to defeat for not getting the 60 percent needed for approval.

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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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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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No Valentine for area school bonds

OKANOGAN – Early returns on the Tuesday, Feb, 14 election, which included ballots for school facilities improvements in three school districts, Tonasket, Okanogan and Bridgeport, are not faring well and could go down to defeat for not getting the 60 percent needed for approval.

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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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