MATTAWA — As firefighters with Grant Fire District 8 cope with responding to the first fire fatality in the district in its 52-year history, they're also intensifying efforts to make sure all residents have smoke detectors to prevent a similar tragedy.
WENATCHEE — A jailer and former reserve police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges involving a former inmate who said she had sexual contact with him in the Chelan County Regional Justice Center.
WATERVILLE — An East Wenatchee man who supplied the guns to a convicted felon later killed in a home invasion will spend four months in jail.
WENATCHEE — Oneonta Trading Corp. is adding some 8,000 square feet to its office near the south end of Walla Walla Avenue.
WENATCHEE — Local groups who rent ice time at Town Toyota Center got a reprieve Friday on a price hike from the Public Facilities District. The hourly fee will remain $160 until next year.
WENATCHEE — Dylan Morrison, Akufunksher and Oh the Humanity played at the Centennial Park Band Shell on Friday.
WENATCHEE — The Public Facilities District decided Friday that it will run the Town Toyota Center itself, with the help of a general manager.
OLYMPIA — As WASL results stagnate throughout North Central Washington and across the state, the number of schools and districts on the federal "needs improvement" list skyrocketed this year.
ROCKY REACH DAM — Trey Thrift is known as the miracle child. The word "Miracle" was written in bold letters on the back of his T-shirt. More than 100 people showed up for his open "Celebration of Life" party at the Rocky Reach Dam picnic area Thursday. Others at the party had T-shirts identifying them as mom, dad, brother (two of them), auntie, grandma and so on: all part of the miracle family. Others came to meet Trey or his family for the first time.
Sitting with loyal, trusted, talented and productive employees and telling them they no longer have a job is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
Many today will celebrate the demise of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning with the announcement of results from last spring — the final time the exam was given.
GEORGE — The fire station in George will be expanded and remodeled with $900,000 in federal stimulus money.
OLYMPIA — Volunteers are needed in Wenatchee and across the state to count the number of people who walk or bike to their destinations.
BREWSTER — Property owners of the 13-lot Columbia Shores subdivision last Tuesday finished building an eight-boat private dock on Douglas County PUD-owned Columbia River shoreline.
Geoff Thornton, Tonasket orchardist, recounted his experience with U.S. Department of Labor inspectors during a Tuesday night meeting. A photo caption on Page A1 Wednesday incorrectly stated they were state inspectors.
Wenatchee’s Tyler Farrar will not compete in the Tour of Missouri cycling race from Sept. 7-13. He will instead be riding in the Tour of Spain from Aug. 29-Sept. 20. A story on Page B1 Thursday, based on information from the Tour of Missouri Web site, was incorrect.
ROCKY REACH DAM — Trey Thrift is known as the miracle child. The word “Miracle” was written in bold letters on the back of his T-shirt. More than 100 people showed up for his open “Celebration of Life” party at the Rocky Reach Dam picnic area Thursday. Others at the party had T-shirts identifying them as mom, dad, brother (two of them), auntie, grandma and so on: all part of the miracle family. Others came to meet or play with Trey or meet his family for the first time.