NCWLIFE Evening News November 4th, 2020

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top news stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, U.S. Representative Doctor Kim Schrier appears to be on her way to re-election to her 8th Congressional District race. Incumbent Republican Tom Dent easily held his 13th District seat Tuesday in the race for state House. Tiffany Gering holds a slim lead over Dale England in the race for Chelan County Commissioner, District 3, and, Voters are approving a four-year renewal of the Eastmont School District’s operating levy.   

But first, we begin tonight with yesterday’s election results. . .

Republican State Rep. Keith Goehner appears on his way to victory over Democratic challenger Adrianne Moore in the 12th District race. Goehner is seeking his second term in the state Legislature after serving as a Chelan County commissioner. Goehner is defeating Moore 34,445 votes to 23,277 votes after Tuesday evening’s tally. Goehner has won almost 60 percent of the vote to Moore’s 40 percent. Gohener is winning big in Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties, while Moore is winning in Okanogan County, her home county. It was the only contested race in the 12th District, with incumbents Rep. Mike Steele and Sen. Brad Hawkins going unchallenged and easily winning re-election.

U.S. Representative Doctor Kim Schrier appears to be on her way to re-election to her 8th Congressional District race, thanks mostly to King County voters. Schrier, a Democrat, has 183,527 votes to 158,729 for Republican challenger Jesse Jensen after Tuesday night’s count.

That gives her almost 54 percent of the vote to Jensen’s 46 percent. Of the six counties in the 8th District, Schrier was leading only in King County, but by a 61 percent to 39 percent margin. Jensen was leading with 52 percent of the vote in Chelan County, 59 percent in Douglas County, 57 percent in Pierce County; and 53 percent in Kittitas County.

Incumbent Republican Tom Dent easily held his 13th District seat Tuesday in the race for state House. Dent, who’s been a Moses Lake state representative since 2015, gathered almost 70 percent in the first round of voting against Eduardo Castaneda Diaz. The Democratic challenger ran on a platform of immigrant rights issues. The 13th District includes Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln and Yakima counties. About 55,000 votes remain to be tallied in those counties.

Tiffany Gering holds a slim lead over Dale England in the race for Chelan County Commissioner, District 3. After Tuesday’s count, Gering has 14,235 votes to 13,301 for England.

That adds up to 51.7 percent of the vote for Gering and 48.3 percent for England. In the August primary, England had received 42.8 percent of the vote to 28 percent for Gering, who edged out Brandt Capell for the right to face England in the general election.

Voters are approving a four-year renewal of the Eastmont School District’s operating levy.

Results released by the Douglas County Tuesday evening showed the levy passing with 8,091 votes in favor to 5,950 votes opposed. The levy requires only a simple majority to be approved, and the first results show it passing by 57.62-percent.

Coming up next, Three new deaths in the Wenatchee Valley are attributed to COVID-19. A student who attended outdoor, socially distanced classes at Leavenworth schools has tested positive for COVID-19. A semi rolled on its side near the summit of Blewett Pass Tuesday evening, blocking the southbound lane for about 2-and-a-half hours, and, Douglas County has declared a state of emergency to deal with the damage from September’s Pearl Hill Fire, and the Road 11 Fire in July.     I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

Three new deaths in the Wenatchee Valley are attributed to COVID-19. The Chelan-Douglas Health District says a total of 28 people in the two counties have now died from coronavirus infections.

The latest mortalities were one woman in her 70s, plus another woman and a man in their 80s. All were Chelan County residents. The health district continues to advise masks and social distancing to help counteract the spread of the virus.

A student who attended outdoor, socially distanced classes at Leavenworth schools has tested positive for COVID-19.

It’s the second student known to test positive while attending limited in-person classes in the Cascade School District. School officials say because the student had no close contacts with others, the Chelan-Douglas Health District won’t require quarantine or a halt to classes.

A semi rolled on its side near the summit of Blewett Pass Tuesday evening, blocking the southbound lane for about 2-and-a-half hours.

The Washington State Patrol said the driver of the semi was not injured. Traffic on Highway 97 just south of the summit was directed around the accident, which happened shortly before 8 p.m. By 10:30, all lanes were reopened.

Douglas County has declared a state of emergency to deal with the damage from September’s Pearl Hill Fire, and the Road 11 Fire in July.

County commissioners issued the declaration Tuesday, saying it will help cope with hazardous materials and debris left by the fast-moving wildfires. Together, those two blazes in north Douglas County consumed more than 230,000 acres, and left exposed asbestos and chemical wastes on burned properties. The state Department of Ecology is testing for suspected contaminants across the burned areas.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

As is usually the case, North Central Washington mostly went the opposite direction of the statewide results in Tuesday’s election. In tonight’s feature story, NCWLIFE’s Jefferson Robbins shows us the numbers. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

Pac-12 football will finally get underway with a COVID-shortened season this Saturday…

The University of Washington will travel to Berkley to take on Cal.  New head coach Jimmy Lake says the Huskies are coming off a spirited training camp…

Washington has been rotating the quarterback position between Jacob Sirmon, Kevin Thompson, Dylan Morris and Ethan Garbers.  Lake is tight-lipped about who will start on Saturday night…

Washington and Cal kick off at 7:30 Saturday night with the game to be broadcast on ESPN.

The Washington State Cougars will also get the 2020 season kicked off Saturday night at Oregon State…

After playing cat-and-mouse with the media in his press conference this week, new head coach Nick Rolovich begrudgingly announced Jayden De Laura as his starting quarterback Saturday…

De Laura is a true freshman out of Hawaii.  Of course, Rolovich comes to Washington State after coaching the University of Hawaii for eight seasons.

The Cougars and Beavers will also kick off Saturday night at 7:30. The game will be televised on FS1.

We will have an exciting game rebroadcast Friday on the NCWLIFE Channel…

It’s last year’s Bridge of Sportsmanship between Wenatchee and Eastmont.  On the line was the Big-9 regular season championship and a berth to the State 4A tournament.  Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson had the call…

Be sure to tune in to find out how the game ended Friday at 6:30 here on NCWLIFE Channel.

Two Mariners were honored for their defensive skills yesterday by being awarded Gold Gloves…

Seattle first baseman Evan White and shortstop J.P. Crawford were awarded Gold Gloves for their defensive work in their respective positions.  They are the first Mariners to receive the award since Kyle Seager won it at 3rd base in 2014.

Thanks Eric.

As we leave you tonight a heads up that the city of Wenatchee is bringing the Indoor Playground back to Pybus Public Market. The program from the department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services is designed for toddlers and parents to have a warm place to play during the cold winter months. Attendance starts Monday and runs through each Thursday, with two sessions available by pre-registration. The city says social distancing and sanitizing will help keep the play spaces safe during the pandemic. Call 888-3284 to register your child.

Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .

And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight. For more on these stories and other news from around North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or our website at ncwlife.com. And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you.  You can send us an email at news@ncwlife.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.