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Hard-fought Hirst compromise reached for rural Washington


Jan 19, 2018
After nearly a year of negotiations, Sen. Judy Warnick, former chair of the Senate’s water-related committee and lead negotiator…





Roads Closed Due to Flooding

By NCBI
May 23, 2011
Okanogan County Department of Public Works is experiencing water over roadways due to heavy rains and high mountain snow…

Groomes Secures Bond, Will Keep Her Job

By NCBI
May 23, 2011
One hundred forty days into her term, Charlene Groomes legally became the Okanogan County Clerk. Superior Court Judge…

Washington added jobs again in April

By NCBI
May 18, 2011
Washington added an estimated 5,800 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate dipped from 9.2 to 9.1 percent. Since…

Labor secretary to speak to Bridgeport HS grads

By Associated Press
May 13, 2011
The cabinet secretary who will speak at the Bridgeport High School commencement ceremony is Secretary of Labor Hilda…

County Without Clerk

By NCBI
May 11, 2011
Okanogan County finds itself in "a big mess," according to Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Jack Burchard. It also…