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LEAVENWORTH – After a heated debate, an ordinance to allow condominiums in residential zoning, intended to increase the amount of smaller dwelling units available for a lower purchase price, …

FBI names Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, as Trump rally shooting suspect

The FBI named 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pa., as the suspected shooter in what it described as an assassination attempt on former president Donald Trump at a rally in Butler, …

Biden, Democrats, Republicans denounce shooting at Trump rally

Reactions from government leaders poured in shortly after a shooting at Donald Trump’s rally in Butler, Pa., Saturday afternoon, with Democrats and Republicans alike denouncing the violence. …

SPOKANE — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for portions of central and southern Washington state as a heat wave brings above normal temperatures and creates critical …

Trump safe after shooting that is being investigated as assassination attempt

BUTLER, Pa. - Former president Donald Trump was rushed offstage from a campaign rally here on Saturday evening, where a shooting left two other people dead, authorities said. A Trump campaign …

Columbia River Drug Task Force secures $150,000 grant

WENATCHEE — The Columbia River Drug Task Force (CRDTF) has received a $150,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The funding comes at a critical time for the …

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Sheriff's Office has been awarded an $82,054.86 grant for the Registered Sex Offender Address Verification Program. The funds, allocated by the Washington State …

Roots of Abundance: pear orcharding in Leavenworth faces an uncertain future

LEAVENWORTH – Most think of Leavenworth as a Bavarian-themed village nestled in scenic beauty with a lively festival and outdoor culture. Yet, for generations, another equally compelling way of …

Community Foundation launches community-driven grant program

WENATCHEE -- The Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW) has launched a new grant program that provides unrestricted funding to charitable organizations in specific geographic …

WENATCHEE — Link Transit has been awarded a $4.5 million federal grant to support the electrification of its entire fixed-route urban fleet. The funding, part of the Federal Transit …

Leavenworth moves forward with purchase of car wash property

LEAVENWORTH – The City of Leavenworth will be purchasing the former Cascade Quick Lube and Car Wash property for $1.9 million. The city has been considering acquiring the property, located …

MERRITT – USFS has upgraded to Public Use Restriction Stage 1 order in areas, roads, and trails within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in response to current weather conditions and the …

Wildfire threatens trails near Lake Wenatchee

MERRITT – Firefighters are responding to a fire located on the southeast slope of Shoofly Mountain, roughly 25 miles west of Lake Wenatchee, in the Wenatchee River Ranger District. …

SEATTLE -The Indigenous Climate Project has launched a newly designed website that highlights oral histories and traditional ecological knowledge of Northwest tribal leaders, unveils a connected …

WENATCHEE -- The Cascadia Conservation District has announced its upcoming Regular Board meeting, scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format, …

Leavenworth Housing Advisory Committee and Mayor seek help from Rep. Steele

LEAVENWORTH—On June 27, the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) drafted and signed a letter to State Representative Mike Steele requesting more assistance in solving Leavenworth’s housing …

LEAVENWORTH – Growing pears in Leavenworth began as a modest agricultural pursuit in the late 1800s. Soon, though, it blossomed into a thriving industry, drawing in not just the fruits of the …

Cascade School District receives state support for special education funding

LEAVENWORTH – Cascade School District (CSD) will be reimbursed $111,000 by the state for special education expenses accrued during the 2023-2024 school year. “We have students who …

Local astronomers explore the depths of the cosmos on the shores of Lake Wenatchee

LAKE WENATCHEE—Lake Wenatchee State Park’s astronomy program is bringing the cosmos closer to the community by offering free, guided viewings throughout the summer.

WENATCHEE - The U.S. Forest Service has implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, effective immediately. The decision comes as prolonged warm weather …

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