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Flash Flood Watch for Okanogan and Chelan counties

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service in Spokane has announced a Flash Flood Watch for Okanogan and Chelan counties for the morning of Tuesday June 2 through the evening.

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Bridgeport man arrested for shooting incident

BRIDGEPORT – A Bridgeport man was arrested by Douglas County Sheriff Deputies after he allegedly fired shots outside a restaurant and bar in Bridgeport. Adam Torres-Gomez, 24, was arrested and booked into the Okanogan County Jail after being identified as having fired gunshots in front of the El Pariso Restaurant and Bar in the early [...]

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Tribes elect Colville Business Council Members

NESPELEM – Seven Colville Business Council members whose terms will run from 2019-2021 were elected Thursday, five incumbents were reelected and two new members of the CBC. Those elected will be sworn in July 11, after which the council will elect officers and appoint committee chairs.

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BLM Issues Fire Restrictions Order in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE –The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District has issued a fire restrictions order on public lands administered by the BLM and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) in eastern Washington.

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Okanogan County Sheriff’s K9 Unit finds 186 pounds of meth on National Forest

MAZAMA – An Okanogan County Sheriff’s K9 Unit located two suitcases full of methamphetamine on the Okanogan National Forest last Monday, June 17, worth about $1 million on the street, according to Sheriff Tony Hawley.

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WDFW Director holds digital Q&A for Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Grant county residents

WENATCHEE –Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind and his North Central Regional Director Jim Brown will take questions from the public in an online broadcast from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

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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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