Wenatchee, WA

East Wenatchee Police investigating after firearms allegedly brought to school

EAST WENATCHEE - Police are investigating after school officials discovered guns had reportedly been brought to school earlier this week. East Wenatchee Police confirmed that two students have been expelled by Sterling Junior High School for bringing what reportedly were firearms onto school grounds. At this point, police believe the weapons were brought to campus on Monday or Tuesday, but the school learned of the offense this morning and notified police after an internal investigation following the expulsion of the students.
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WSU men's basketball star facing charges after alleged assault at Pullman bar

PULLMAN, Wash. - One of Washington State University's star men's basketball players is facing charges after police say he got into a fight with bouncers Thursday night at a popular bar. Police say officers were dispatched to Valhalla just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, after bouncers say a 20-year-old tried...

Confluence, Premera strike new deal on coverage contract

WENATCHEE — More than a month after announcing an impasse in contract talks, Confluence Health and the insurance provider Premera say they’ve reached an agreement, and the Wenatchee hospital and clinic system will continue to accept Premera patients as in-network. On August 4th, Confluence announced it would sever ties with...

These Are the Thousands of Washingtonians Who Just Lost Pandemic Benefits

This week, Washington state is confronting one of the biggest economic disruptions since the start of the pandemic. With the recent expiration of two massive pandemic unemployment programs, federal benefit payments are going out to nearly 140,000 jobless Washingtonians who aren't covered by regular state unemployment. A third federal pandemic program, which added $300 weekly payments to federal and state unemployment benefits, has also expired.

4-Day Weather Forecast For Wenatchee

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Wenatchee: Friday, September 17: Slight chance of light rain during the day; while light rain overnight; Saturday, September 18: Light rain likely during the day; while chance of light rain overnight; Sunday, September 19: Chance of rain showers during the
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Stevens Pass to get rain, Wenatchee only a sprinkling

WENATCHEE — That gray in the sky, it's not just smoke anymore. Clouds moving into North Central Washington are set to dump rain over the weekend, but it will be mostly kept to areas in the Cascades such as Stevens Pass. Those out hiking this weekend should be wary as...

Afghan evacuees are coming to Washington state. Here’s where they’re going

Washington state is expecting to receive more than 1,600 Afghan evacuees from a group of nearly 37,000 settling across the United States, according to the State Department. The evacuees are coming to seven cities in the state, according to information sent Wednesday to Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. So far, Tacoma is slated to receive 10 people, but more evacuees are expected to arrive in the United States over the coming months.

Washington Word Test. How Many Can You Pronounce? [VIDEO]

There's a little spot in the world just outside of Ritzville, WA called Tokio. Every time we drive to Spokane, I see the sign for the exit. But is it pronounced like the Japanese city Tokyo? Or is it a Native American word that has a different pronunciation? Okay, in this example, you say it just like Tokyo. But not all names or places in Washington are so easy to roll off the tongue. I was born on the west side, but grew up in Montana, so when I came back to Washington almost 10 years ago, I had to be careful with names like Willamette. Anyone who didn't grow up here always makes the mistake of saying WILL-UH-MET, instead of Will-lamm-it.

All Over The Map: Long-gone ferry crossings at Orondo and Entiat

Crossing the Columbia River nowadays – with a few exceptions – requires driving on a bridge, whether at Megler, or Longview, Vancouver, or Vantage, or many other places along the path of the mighty river. Before many of those bridges were open to vehicle traffic – and even after several...