I'm the News Director at News Radio 560 KOQ. My news background includes a number of different stops in radio newsrooms across the Midwest and the Western states. I covered both the Kansas and Missouri state legislatures, being stationed in the capital cities of both states.
CDC Advising Masks Inside for Chelan, Douglas, Grant Counties
The Centers for Disease Control is advising people in Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties to wear a mask while inside in public. The recommendations are based on CDC data showing a high level of new COVID-19 cases in the three counties. The data is gathered weekly, with the number of Washington counties in the high level jumping from nine to 16 in the most recent compilation...
Former Employees Fire Shot in Confluence Health Lawsuit
Nearly 100 current and former employees are part of a class action suit, which in the past week has asked to have a motion to dismiss the case by Confluence Health denied.
Wenatchee Non Profit Kids Soccer Group Sending Teams to National Finals, Seeking Support
The organization says the three teams are at an “all-star” level and calls it impressive that a community the size of Wenatchee can have a high level of success on a national stage.
Moses Lake Schools Names Assistant Superintendent
Carol Lewis is coming from the Cheney School District after leaving her post as the Director of State and Federal Programs, Data and Assessment.
Chelan County Decision on Short Term Rental Fee Delayed
A decision on Chelan County's proposed “after-the-fact” inspection fee for short-term rentals is now delayed by a week. Commissioners were expected to review any written comments and potentially take action on the proposed new fee at their regular meeting Tuesday, but two of the three Commissioners were absent. Commiss...
Wenatchee Man Arrested with Stolen Rifle
Officers say they handled a vehicle prowl report where a rifle was stolen from a trailer overnight Tuesday.
Two Injured in SR 28 Crash East of Quincy
Troopers say drugs or alcohol were not involved.
Two 10-Year-Old Boys Suspected of $100,000 in School Damages
The two were found by deputies on school property after reports of banging and broken glass in the red building behind the Okanogan School Building.
Isolated Storms Bring Flooding in Chelan, Okanogan Counties
The Weather Service also reported flooding in the Chelan area from storms as well as portions of Okanogan County.
Three Fires in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee Believed to be Caused by Fireworks
Kay McKellar of Chelan County Fire District 1 and Douglas County Fire District 2 says the public needs to be careful with fireworks and exercise more caution.