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Suspect Uses 5 Year Old Daughter as Tazer Shield

A Bridgeport man’s in jail after he crashed his car into an orchard following a pursuit with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy in the Bridgeport area Saturday afternoon. Officials say 26 year old Marco Valdovinos-Infante was driving with a suspended license when he lost control of his car on Highway…


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Douglas County Burglary Suspect Arrested

A Coulee City man suspected in a rash of burglaries and thefts in Douglas County’s custody. Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says 33 year old Joshua B Sauceda was arrested in Ephrata after he was identified in a surveillance video at one of the homes he allegedly broke into in the Mansfield…


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Washington Cities Get First Allotment of Pot Excise Taxes

Washington’s issuing its first distribution of excise taxes from marijuana sales to cities and counties. A revision in the law allows municipalities to receive the money if they haven’t banned the growing, processing and retail selling of pot. Brian Smith of the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board contends the allocations…


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Reichert Happy With Budget Deal & Ryan Appointment

There’s division among Republican Congressmen representing the Columbia River Basin over the national budget. 4th District Representative Dan Newhouse voted against raising the debt ceiling because it increases spending and cuts funding for agricultural crop insurance. 8th District Representative Dave Reichert voted to raise the ceiling, even though he’s also…


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Republican Governor Candidate Campaigning Early

Washington Republican governor candidate Bill Bryant’s actively campaigning over a year before the election.  The Seattle Port Commissioner’s attempting to become the first GOP state leader since 1980. In his attempt to break a 30-plus year Democratic run in the high office, Bryant stresses bipartisanship.  He says “What I have…


Hawkins Hopeful Lawmakers Will Approve $24 Million Wildfire Request

Some North Central Washington lawmakers lend early support to  Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark’s request for additional funding to address Wildfires.  Even though the current two year state budget’s in place, 12th District Representative Brad Hawkins thinks there’ll be more money for such a program in the next legislative session….


Parent-Teacher Conference Prevents Home Loss

It was approximately 10:30 am Thursday morning when a 17-year-old East Wenatchee girl and her 12-year-old brother smelled smoke from their mobile home on South Kentucky Avenue. With their mother just getting out of the shower, the girl immediately contacted the authorities and the East Wenatchee Fire Department arrived within…



30th District Outcome Could Strengthen Republicans In Washington House

An election in the west side of the state could boost the voice of Republicans, who dominate Eastern Washington. Early returns show GOP challenger Teri Hickel leading Democrat House incumbent Carol Gregory in the 30th District near Tacoma. 12th District Republican Cary Condotta thinks the chambers dynamics will dramatically change…