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UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Deputies shoot armed man after he walked away from car fire with body in trunk in Tonasket

Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies shot an armed suspect on Monday after he aimed a gun at them. Hours earlier, about 2 miles away, the suspect was seen walking away from …

Shawn Vestal: Tonasket mayor discovers there is such a thing as bad press

Well, that’s one way to get your hometown some national attention.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Former Tonasket officer says mayor asked him to change name because ‘Jose’ sounded too Hispanic

The city of Tonasket has disbanded its police department and a City Council member has called for the mayor to step down after an officer came forward with allegations that …

Dr. Stuhlmiller: Legislators can alleviate rural doctor shortage

Because I live and work out in a small town, I want to be part of WWAMI’s effort to graduate more rural doctors.

Fire growth slows, smoke heads west

After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be …

Okanogan towns get respite from fires

Many communities across Okanogan County had a brief let-up from fires scorching the region Friday evening. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the threat to people and homes was lower. …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 8:57 p.m.

Tonasket residents warned to ‘evacuate immediately’

“EVACUATION NOTICE – Level 3 for City of Tonasket. Evacuate immediately. Do not wait for door-to-door notification. Proceed south using U.S. 97 (now open) to shelter in Brewster at Brewster …

Squatters accused of running over and killing property owner outside Tonasket

TONASKET, Wash. (AP) — Two people are in custody in rural northeast Washington on charges that they ran over two people after being confronted for squatting on someone else’s property.

Search for a stable condition

Alicia Ponce-Myers should be swimming. Or playing basketball with her friends. At the very least the 12-year-old from Tonasket, Wash., should have been able to enjoy summer Bible camp: she …

Tonasket death considered homicide

No foul play was suspected when Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies first found a 25-year-old woman dead in a driveway near Tonasket. But after an autopsy, Sheriff Frank Rogers says the …