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Permanent daylight saving time passes Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA – Permanent daylight saving in Washington gained more support Tuesday with final passage of a bill suggesting the end to changing the clock twice a year. The House approved the bill 90-6 that asks the federal government to allow states to choose year-round daylight saving time. If given that


Amber Alert issued after Spokane father stabs mom, takes off with son, police say

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old child who was taken by his father near Spokane Tuesday morning. The man, who is the estranged husband to the child's mother, broke into their home in the 12800 block of E. Blossey Ave. in Spokane Valley, stabbed the mother and took th


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Chelan County Commissioners Discussing Rivercom and the 2020 Election with KPQ

Rivercom will be asking for a renewal of their one-tenth of one percent sales tax levy on the August ballot pending approval by Chelan and Douglas County Commissioners. Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay says the previous levy was approved for infrastructure pieces like radio consoles, towers,


Chiefs get Frank Clark from Seahawks for 1st-round pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense.


Proposed charter school in Wenatchee hires principal

WENATCHEE – The Board of Directors of the Wenatchee Valley’s first-ever proposed charter school, Pinnacles Prep, has announced the hiring of a principal. Leavenworth resident Jill Fineis is currently employed as the Wenatchee School District’s Science Coordinator and brings over two decades of educa


Conservative Washington lawmaker strikes back at critics

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Washington is striking back at critics who say he should resign for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats from 2017 involving state Rep. Matt Shea and three


WA State Ferries asking pets stay out of passenger cabin

SEATTLE — The Washington State Ferry System is asking passengers to keep their pets out of the passenger cabin. Only service animals are allowed in the passenger cabins of the vessels.


Moses Lake baseball could clinch league title on week off

MOSES LAKE- The Moses Lake Chiefs baseball team has had a successful run in the Big 9. The Chiefs have the best record in the league by far at 13-2, with the Wenatchee Panthers and Davis Pirates tied for second at 8-4. Each team in the Big 9 gets a week off and this week is the Chiefs’ bye week.


Cashmere High School student opts for life-saving message as Senior Project

CASHMERE – A pair of new videos are making the rounds online which profile the dangers associated with distracted driving. Eighteen-year-old Cashmere High School Senior Emma Brunner championed the public service style announcements for her Senior Project and also took on a starring role as a distrac


Cashmere man pleads in third case of lewd assaults since 2015

WENATCHEE — A man who made a video recording of himself throwing his saliva onto the buttocks of an unsuspecting woman in a Cashmere convenience store was sentenced Friday to 35 days in jail he's already served.


Washington State Ferries announces plan to reduce emissions, protect whales

Washington State Ferries is working to go even greener. That's the message in WSF's new two-year Sustainability Action Plan, which they released Monday in honor of Earth Day. The plan outlines goals and actions the organization plans to satisfy the state's Department of Transportation's commitment t


Washington 4th state to pass 100% clean energy bill

The Washington state legislature has passed what Governor Jay Inslee calls, "the country's most forward-looking clean energy bill." The bill will transition Washington's electricity grid to 100 percent clean energy by 2045. To meet that goal, the bill phases out coal from the state's electricity gri


Cashmere-based insect breeder wins Flywheel grant award

WENATCHEE, WA.-A Cashmere insect breeder is this year’s Flywheel Investment Conference winner.Beta Hatch walked away from last week’s event with a 135-thousand dollar grant. A second start-up company, Prescryptive Health, received 50-thousand dollars in the Shark Tank-modeled event that is hosted by


Walsh apologizes to nurses for “card-playing” comment

OLYMPIA – Sometimes when you try to make a point, you wind up being the one getting skewered. That was the position Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, found herself in for several days, after defending an amendment to exempt some smaller hospitals certain break and overtime requirements for nurses a


Traffic Stop Results in Search for Suspect, Short Game of ‘Hot Potato’

A traffic stop resulted in a quick getaway and ultimately several charges Thursday. A Chelan County Sheriff’s deputy was traveling on Chatham Hill Road in North Wenatchee around 2:55 pm when he passed a BMW with no license plates. A traffic stop was conducted after the vehicle made an evasive turn i


Washington state Rep. Matt Shea condemns ‘hit-piece,’ defends running background checks

OLYMPIA — Washington state Rep. Matt Shea took to Facebook on Monday night to defend himself against allegations that he participated in a group chat that discussed attacking and conducting background checks on political opponents.


Wenatchee Valley College Stand Against Racism Wednesday at Omak, Thursday at Wenatchee Campuses

Wenatchee Valley College is holding their annual Stand Against Racism Wednesday at the Omak campus beginning at 10:00 a.m. and on Thursday at the Wenatchee campus beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme is, “Immigration: No hate. No fear. Immigrant justice is racial justice.” The event is free and


Unemployment in Chelan County 6.3 percent, Douglas County 7.2 percent

Chelan County’s unemployment was 6.3 percent for the month of March, one of only two counties in North Central Washington that was below seven percent. Douglas County had 7.2 percent unemployment, Grant Count was at 9.2 percent and Okanogan County at 9.3 percent. The best unemployment in the state s


Grizzlies’ host only home meet of season

SUNNYSIDE — Weather conditions were picture perfect and the excitement level in stride with fast rising valley temperatures as the Grizzlies hosted their only home track and field meet of the season against Wenatchee and West Valley (Yakima) high schools on Thursday, April 18.