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Oil spill creates mess for Lewiston firm: Coleman Oil expected to pay more than $1 million in fines, costs related to contamination in Wenatchee

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Coleman Oil of Lewiston $189,000 for an oil spill at its Wenatchee facility, and total fines and damages related to the incident are …

Seattle area’s economic boom splashes over the Cascades, bringing work and worries

For Subsplash, a small Seattle-based maker of social apps for churches, the decision to open a second campus in Wenatchee this fall was easy. The Central Washington town has better …

Wenatchee man charged with murder in crash that killed ex-girlfriend

A Wenatchee man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly ramming his ex-girlfriend’s SUV into an irrigation ditch near the Grant County town of Quincy.

UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Man pleads guilty to arson in 2015 Central Washington fire

A 39-year-old man has admitted to setting a fire that destroyed nearly 30 homes in north-central Washington in 2015.

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Fire crews prevent large fire in Kittitas County from threatening town of Vantage

Fire crews were able to contain a large fire burning north of Interstate 90 in Kittitas County from threatening structures in the town of Vantage.

Utility worker dies in accident at central Washington dam

The Chelan Public Utility District says an employee has died while working at a hydroelectric dam south of Wenatchee.

Gambling Commission arrests 4 in Wenatchee soccer betting ring

The Washington State Gambling Commission said its agents have arrested four people in an illegal soccer betting ring in Wenatchee.

Kirkland skier dies after hitting tree at Mission Ridge

Authorities say a 25-year-old Kirkland man was fatally injured when he hit a tree while skiing at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Forbes: Wenatchee one of nation’s best places to retire

The not-so-hush-hush secret of Wenatchee as a retirement mecca was recently trumpeted nationwide.

UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Kelli Scott: Venturing outside the Seattle bubble

Communicating outside our bubbles is a good thing for the media, for the country, for all of us.

Firefighters make headway as mop-up continues

Barring wind-fanned hotspots, the region’s three big wildfires should remain mostly contained through the weekend as hundreds of firefighters on Saturday continued mop-up across more than 46,600 scorched acres in …

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Three fires in Wenatchee area burning 36.7 square miles

Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles but had not destroyed any structures.

From apples to wheat, NAFTA has been a boon for Washington agriculture

For Washington apples the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a good deal.

Welcome back to Desert Canyon, a gem near Wenatchee

Desert Canyon is back to being Desert Canyon, known for its challenging 7,285-yard layout, well-manicured greens and fairways, and expansive waste areas. The course has found stability since 2011 with …

New-and-improved Rock Island a long-distance test

Rock Island opened in the 1970s but it doubled in size with the debut of nine new holes in 2011. The new side stretched the course to 7,153 yards from …

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

Trump budget could end Amtrak service to Spokane, other NW cities, says rail group

Amtrak service to Spokane and smaller cities such as Wenatchee, Leavenworth and Ephrata could be axed under the Trump administration’s latest budget proposals, a rail passenger advocacy group says.

Wenatchee facility source of biodiesel in Columbia River

State and federal authorities have identified a Wenatchee fueling facility as the source of biodiesel that leaked into the Columbia River.

Wilfred Woods, Wenatchee World publisher and civic leader, dies at 97

Former Wenatchee World Publisher Wilfred R. Woods died Saturday at age 97, ending his nine decades of wandering the world and wondering tirelessly about how it worked.

Oregon’s largest apple grower sold to Washington business

A family-owned fruit company in Washington has purchased Oregon’s largest grower and packer of fresh apples.

Man was reaching for seat belt, witness of police shooting says

EAST WENATCHEE – A key witness to the fatal shooting of Cameron Ayers by an East Wenatchee police officer Sept. 3 says Ayers was reaching to unbuckle his seat belt …

Small wildfire burning above Wenatchee

Ashes dumped from a marijuana pipe sparked a wildfire in the Wenatchee foothills Sunday afternoon, prompting officials to issue evacuation warnings.

Child left in car that was stolen has been found safe

A 3-year-old child was found safe Sunday afternoon after the car the child was riding in was stolen and taken for a ride from Wenatchee to East Wenatchee.

Property owners face fines for oversized campaign signs

City officials are cracking down on a handful of political candidates whose campaign signs are too big.

Former instructor sentenced in assault of teen

A former Wenatchee School District instructor must serve 216 hours of community service and is barred from reentering school facilities after pleading guilty to assaulting an ex-student.

Seattle Children’s Hospital warns of mail scam

North-central Washington residents have received scam mailings asking for donations for an “emergency fund” to supposedly benefit the families of Seattle Children’s Hospital patients.

Landslide closes small portion of Mission Ridge

A portion of the Mission Ridge Ski Area near Wenatchee has been closed because of a 100-acre landslide. No one was injured in the landslide, most of which occurred on …

Teen raises $100,000 for veterans Honor Flight program

The money Justin Peterson raised has allowed more than 100 war veterans to fly to Washington, D.C., and visit the memorials. The 15-year-old started his fundraising campaign when he was …

Arizona triple homicide victims were from Washington

Three people killed in western Arizona have been identified as Washington state residents.

Prescribed burns planned for Wenatchee area

Forest officials hope to get out in front of the wildfire season by holding a series of prescribed burns on national forest lands in the Lake Wenatchee area.

State’s Special Olympics Winter Games start Friday in Wenatchee

The opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics Winter Games in Wenatchee Friday night should be “amazing,” a key organizer says.