• Carlton Complex Sends Columns of Smoke; Fire Crews Hold Perimeter
    The interior of the Carlton Complex was active Thursday sending up plumes of smoke 30-thousand feet high, but the blaze isn't expanding. Fire Information Officer Mick Mueller talked about the trouble spots. With a little over two-thirds of the fire contained, Mueller says the remaining uncontained portion of the fire will be most difficult to corral. As of Thursday morning, the 251-thousand acre blaze was 71-percent contained. No additional structures are threatened.       
  • Duncan Creek Fire Swells In Size; Evacuation Alerts Lowered In Areas Near Chiwaukum Fire
    The Duncan Creek Fire is 800-acres larger than it was 24-hours ago after a run towards the Entait River. Fire Information Officer Mick Mueller says the fire calmed down Thursday but non of it is contained. Mueller says the fire's most active aspects were on the north and south.  As for the Chiwaukum Creek Fire the fire danger was less imminent prompting a reduction of evacuation levels in the Ponderosa Pines area and the removal of evac notices in Plain...
  • Okanogan Operations Center Closing
    OKANOGAN — An Emergency Operations Center set up in Okanogan to help victims of the Carlton Complex fires will close at 5 p.m...
  • Quincy Hospital Financial woes
    Facing an increasingly dire financial situation, the Quincy Valley Medical Center board Thursday voted to place a Maintenance and Operations Levy on the November 4th ballot...
  • Guilty verdict in shooting death
    A Douglas County jury this week found a 23 year old Snohomish man guilty of 2nd degree murder and first degree manslaughter in the shooting death of another man last year at Sun Cove...
  • Raise the Barn Fundraiser Sunday
    A fundraiser aimed at bringing wildfire stricken areas back to life will take place in Wenatchee this weekend....
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  • Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.
  • At White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics
    Singer Katy Perry performs her song "Roar" at an event for the Special Olympics hosted by President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics.
  • Banksy's 'Spy Booth' artwork defaced
    A view of the Banksy mural which targets the issue of Government surveillance with silver and red paint sprayed over it, Cheltenham, England, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced. "Spy Booth" shows three agents in trench coats and trilby hats eavesdropping on a phone booth. It appeared in April on a wall in Cheltenham, western England, home of spy agency GCHQ. A local group formed to save the work after the building's owner attempted to have it removed and sold. Campaigner Angela De Souza said a local businessman had agreed to buy and preserve the work. But on Friday it was covered in scrawled graffiti letters. De Souza said conservators were in “a race against time” to save it. Banksy works have fetched as much as $1.8 million at auction, and several of his outdoor pieces have recently been stripped from walls and sold. (AP Photo/Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUTLONDON (AP) — A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced.
  • Atlantic City hosts free Blake Shelton concert
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than 60,000 fans are rocking to a free Blake Shelton concert on the Atlantic City beach.
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