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Oroville repeals Business License Ordinance, fee

OROVILLE – After some review, the Oroville City Council approved the repeal of the city’s Business License Ordinance which required each business operating in the city limits to register and pay an annual $25 fee.

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Joy Lee Lawson

Joy Lee Lawson from Oroville, Washington, was born on November 1, 1933, in Cash, Arkansas and died January 26, 2019. She was the second of three children to Weldon Jackson Wooten and Ressie Alma Wooten.

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‘Too little to late’ – Sitzmark Ski Area won’t open this season

HAVILLAH – Due to too little snow early in the ski season the Sitzmark Ski Area decided at their Jan. 23 meeting not to open the hill this season to skiing.

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Drug Task Force arrests five in Okanogan area

OKANOGAN – The North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force executed two search warrants on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in the Okanogan area, seizing large amounts of narcotics and leading to the arrest of five suspects.

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Public upset over Tonasket Police Department issues

TONASKET — The Tonasket City Council meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 8, quickly turned into a heated debate, continuing an ongoing discussion regarding the police department. Some council members even suggested the mayor resign over the issue.

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‘No confidence’ in Tonasket mayor voiced by two councilmembers

TONASKET — Tonasket Councilwomen Christa Levine and Jill Ritter said they have no confidence in Mayor Dennis Brown following the actions he took which resulted in the firing of the police chief and disbanding of the police department.

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Stage 1 burn ban begins Sunday in Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties

YAKIMA – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties due to poor air quality predicted for the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.

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Public Safety meeting about Tonasket contracting with sheriff’s office

TONASKET – A special meeting of the Tonasket City Council sponsored by the Public Safety Committee will be held as a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tonasket Elementary School Commons.

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Okanogan County Public Health

Public Health warns whooping cough cases up to 35

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Health District officials say 35 people in the county have whooping cough – up from 19 since Christmas.

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Former police chief alleged to have falsified documents, lied

TONASKET- Tonasket City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 2, to hear from members of the community before voting to begin negotiations with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office for police coverage.

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