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North Cascades Highway closes for the winter


Nov 24, 2014
The latest blast of wintery weather on State Route 20, the North Cascades Highway, will keep it closed until next spring. The…





Ecology issues burn ban in Okanogan county

By NCBI
Jan 15, 2013
The Washington Department of Ecology has issued Stage 1 burn bans in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. The…

U.S., Canada, Washington State agree to new cross-border lake operations

By NCBI
Jan 14, 2013
U.S. and Canadian authorities have reached an agreement with the state of Washington to renew and update joint operations…

Cougar hunting seasons to close Jan. 15 in several areas of the state

By NCBI
Jan 13, 2013
Cougar hunts in several areas of the state will close at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 15 after harvest guidelines for the animals were…

Omak Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Violence on the Reservation

By NCBI
Jan 11, 2013
A 21-year-old Omak man was sentenced Thursday to nine years in federal prison for two domestic violence related crimes on…

Should motorists pay by the mile to drive?

By Associated Press
Jan 09, 2013
Washington state transportation officials are exploring whether to charge drivers by the mile to use state highway and…