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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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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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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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Jesse Edward Harrelson

Jesse Edward Harrelson, 55 of Oroville, Washington, passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2019 in Minot, North Dakota. Jesse was born on May 15, 1963 in Sun Valley, California to parents, Thomas and Clara Harrelson.

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David A. Lindeblad

David A. Lindeblad, age 70, died from cancer on May 17, 2019 in Omak, Washington. He left behind a wife, Elizabeth Fry and daughter, Mary M. Lindeblad-Fry. The couple married June 22, 1985.

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Frances G. Hill

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

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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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‘Take a Walk to Remember’

OROVILLE- Queen Julissa Alvarez, Princesses Gwen Hankins, Taralyn Fox and Mariya Mathis extend a royal invitation to attend this year’s 85th annual Oroville May Festival with events on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. With a theme of “A Walk to Remember,” the festivities begin with the crowning of the royalty on Friday at [...]

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Richard Earl Moultrie

Richard Earl Moultrie, 81, passed away April 21, 2019 at his home in Washington. Richard was born in Salmon, Idaho.

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Michael Joseph Tacker

Michael Joseph Tacker, age 34, of Tonasket died April 23, 2019 at his home in Tonasket. He was born December 11, 1984 in Spokane, Washington to parents Cheryl and David Tacker. Michael grew up in Tonasket.

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