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The latest news around the Northwest! If you hear of or see any newsworthy event feel free to share it with us. HERE or call 509-888-2020

transgender bullying

Transgender School Bullying Bill Advances in Legislature

Legislation requiring local school districts to adopt new State rules to address bullying of transgendered students has passed a Senate vote. . . Substitute Senate...

Gov. Inslee to announce Judge Hotchkiss replacement by mid-March

We should know by mid-March who Governor Jay Inslee will appoint to replace retiring Douglas County Superior Court Judge, John Hotchkiss. That's the word from Governor's aide, Tara...

Sundberg murder trial goes to jury

EPHRATA, WA.-The Jill Sundberg murder trial was turned over to the the jury today. The 12-person jury started deliberations after hearing closing arguments in the case against Gustavo Tapia-Rodriguez. Rodriguez is charged with first...

Rep. Schrier to host Wenatchee public forum

U.S. Representative Kim Schrier will be in Wenatchee on Saturday for a public forum at Wenatchee City Hall. Because of limited seating, people who plan to attend are being asked to register and submit...

Cascade passes hammered by heavy snow

WENATCHEE,WA.-Travel restrictions over the Washington Cascades is a nightmare for motorists today but the weather-related closure of I-90 Snoqualmie Pass and US 2 Tumwater Canyon is also causing freight mobility problems. Vehicles over 10,000 pounds...
habitat protection

Fish and Wildlife to acquire land for habitat protection

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is in the process of acquiring properties in Central Washington for habitat protection. Among the parcels is 2,400 acres of  shrub steppe, grassland and forest habitat in...
CWU President Gaudino

Active shooter reports at Central Washington University were false

ELLENSBURG, WA.-Central Washington University President, James Gaudino has issued a statement on last night's reports of an active shooter on Campus. Gaudino says the reports were false. The President said the university is providing immediate counseling...
President Trump

Local reactions to State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON DC.-Reactions were expectedly mixed in regard to last night's State of the Union Address by President Donald Trump. Critics and supporters were divided mostly along political party lines with Democrats, including Washington Governor...
studded tires

Proposed bill could ban studded tires in Washington State

Studded tires would be banned starting in the year 2025 under a bill unveiled this week in the Washington State Legislature. The measure has been sent to the House Committee on Transportation. The DOT has...
Land Trust

Land Trust makes its first purchase in Douglas County

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust has purchased its first piece of land in Douglas County. The Land Trust recently purchased Spiva Butte Nature Preserve, a remote piece of property that is home to critical wildlife habitat...