East Wenatchee student serves as Senate page

OLYMPIA — Marie I. Brangwin, a student at Eastmont High School, served as a page in the state House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session. Brangwin was sponsored by 12th Legislative District Rep. Mike Steele. As part of her page duties, Brangwin learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She...
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Council will vote on two ordinances May 6

At its April 15 regular meeting, the Waterville Town Council reviewed drafts of ordinances providing for historic preservation within the Waterville Municipal Code, amending sewer rates and enacting a utility assistance program.
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Douglas County extends moratorium on cargo containers used for cryptocurrency

WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Commission has extended a moratorium on the use of cargo containers for cryptocurrency mining for another six months. Commissioners voted to establish the moratorium on April 17, 2018. It expired on the same date this year, but staff needed more time to draft a proposal that would outline regulations and address the commissioners’ concerns. The main concern is...
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Huber takes seat on the bench

Brian C. Huber was sworn into office as Douglas County Superior Court judge in a ceremony on March 29. “I’ve always thought this position in Douglas County was the perfect position for me,” Huber said in an April 9 interview.
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Davies joins Waterville council

The April 1 Waterville Town Council meeting began with a swearing-in ceremony for Michael Davies. Davies was appointed to serve in Position 1 until the Nov. 5 general election. The position was previously held by Jenna Dixon, who resigned in February.
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Huber is new county judge

Brian C. Huber was sworn in as Douglas County Superior Court judge on March 29. Judge John Hotchkiss led the brief ceremony at the Douglas County Superior Courtroom in Waterville. “It feels like the start of a big adventure,” Huber said.
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Council will discuss sewer rates at April 1 meeting

Waterville Town Council will hold a work group session at its April 1 regular meeting to discuss the new policy of billing sewer rates based on average winter water usage.
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Lawmakers propose an increase in school levy rates

By Emma EpperlyWNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Voter-approved school levy lid rates would rise from $1.50 to $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property, under Senate Bill 5313, currently under consideration in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The measure would also add a hold-harmless provision for school districts that would receive less in funding assistance from the state and would...
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Goehner, Steele to hold town hall in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — State Reps. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, and Mike Steele, R-Chelan, will hold a town hall meeting March 23 at Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St. It will run from 10 a.m. to noon in The Grove Recital Hall. Goehner and Steele represent the 12th Legislative District, which covers Chelan and Douglas counties and parts of Grant and Okanogan counties. Residents can ask questions and...
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Work begins on new Gateway Park

EAST WENATCHEE — Work began March 11 on the new Gateway Park, which will serve as a community plaza and entrance to downtown East Wenatchee. Earlier this year, the city council awarded a $533,102 contract to East Wenatchee-based KRCI for the project, which should completed by the end of May. The amount includes sales tax. The city purchased 20,000 square feet of property at 88 9th St. N.E....
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