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Oroville and Tonasket School Districts passing their levies

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Local school levies from Oroville to Brewster were carrying the day with the exception of Omak, which was under 50 percent by the narrowest of margins, in the first ballot count of the Tuesday, Feb. 11 special election.

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Taralynn Fox is district wrestling champion

WENATCHEE – Hornet senior Taralynn Fox brought home district gold in Wenatchee last weekend and Seth Baurer, Golby Guzman and Victor Ocampo earned district gold at Tonasket.

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Oroville boys basketball defeats Soap Lake

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornet Boys Basketball team bested the Soap Lake Eagles by 29 points last Saturday, after suffering a three point loss to the Manson Trojans the night before.

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More drug offenders would be sentenced to treatment instead of prison under proposed law

OLYMPIA — Proposals moving through the Legislature would expand the eligibility of incarcerated people to receive treatment for substance abuse in lieu of or concurrently with prison sentences.

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OVOC to present Mama Mia! In May

OMAK – The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus has announced the cast of Mamma Mia!, which will be presented In May at the Omak Performing Arts Center.

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Lawmakers consider a grow-your-own recreational marijuana bill

People may be allowed to grow up to six of their own cannabis plants and up to 15 plants per household if the Legislature passes House Bill 1131 or its companion, Senate Bill 5155.

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Increased police presence at Oroville Schools due to perceived threat

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District announced it will have a greater presence of law enforcement on Tuesday, Feb. 4 due to a perceived student-to-student threat in a text message.

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Vernon Joseph Beitz

Vernon Joseph Beitz was born in Hillsboro, North Dakota on January 6, 1926 to John and Frances Beitz. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 31, 2020.

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Bud Doyle

Bud (Lloyd Glen) Doyle passed away Jan 18, 2020 at 84. His parents, Alvin and Goldie Doyle; and one sister, Joette Doyle Leavell Cook predeceased him.

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Marvin Leroy Brugh

Marvin Leroy Brugh passed away peacefully on January 10, 2020 with his children and family by his side. He was born on November 9, 1944 in Tonasket, Washington to Harry and Jermaine Brugh.

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Rep. Joel Kretz (7th District)

Kretz bill would mandate radio collars on wolves in problem packs

OLYMPIA – Legislation introduced in Olympia this week seeks to maximize nonlethal methods of dealing with problem wolves by doing a better job of tracking wolf packs that have been in conflict.

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