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Wenatchee Man Facing 3rd Deportation

A Wenatchee orchard worker who has been deported to Mexico twice and two drug convictions was arrested last week in Wenatchee. The Wenatchee World reports 47 year old Martin Mendoza Larios has lived in the Wenatchee area for more than 20 years.  Mendoza was arrested last week by federal marshals…


Bonus Chance To Qualify For Tahiti

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Special Election Results

Special Election results in the Wenatchee and Omak School Districts and the Chelan Public Hospital District #2 bond will be posted this evening after 8pm. Ballots must be postmarked by April 25th or be dropped in ballot drop boxes by the 8pm Tuesday. The Wenatchee School levy needs a simple…


Drop Your Ballot Off By Tuesday Deadline

Tuesday is the deadline for ballots in Special Elections in the Wenatchee and Omak School Districts and the hopital bond in Chelan. Ballots must be postmarked by April 25th or be dropped in ballot drop boxes by the 8pm Tuesday. Voters in Wenatchee are asked to renew an educational program…


Washington Spuds are Big Business

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Most folks think of Idaho when they think of potatoes, but farmers in Washington state’s Columbia Basin are making their own mark on the nation’s potato industry. Chris Voigt is the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission. He told The Spokesman-Review that though the state…


Gov. Signs Bill To Speed Up Wildfire Response

A bill signed by Gov. Inslee last week will allow the state’s Department of Natural Resources to get out in front of wildfires through pre-emptive agreements with local contractors. The bill was sponsored by Republican Joel Kretz of Wauconda.  The agreements will allow quicker response to instances of wildfire by…


9,000 Acres Targeted For Prescribed Burns

SEATTLE (AP) – To reduce the risks of wildfires, federal officials this spring are planning to conduct controlled burns on more than 9,000 acres of land in Washington state forests. The fires planned in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is part of a broader effort to step up the pace of…


Minimum Wage & Sick Leave Law Challenge

A voter approved initiative that raised the minimum wage and provides a paid sick leave requirement for workers is being challenged in Kittitas County. The Attorney General’s Office says the challenge claims the initiative violates state law requiring initiatives to only cover one subject. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his…


Manweller Negotiates Internet Privacy Bill

The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to acquire opt-in consent from customers before selling or transferring their information. The legislation is in response to decisions recently made at the federal level, allowing internet and cable providers to sell personal…


Dog Sought From Biting Incident

The Wenatchee Valley Animal Care and Control is still looking for the owner of a dog that bit a Cashmere boy Wednesday night. Dawn Davies, Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society says finding the animal and learning its vaccination record is vital to determining a treatment plan for…