2019 Legislature | Proposed legislation would vacate some marijuana convictions

OLYMPIA — Some convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession may be able to apply to have the crime vacated from their records.
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2019 Legislature | Picking a location for a new airport, other aviation issues before lawmakers

OLYMPIA — Addressing the need for a new airport and encouraging the growth of the aviation profession was the topic of proposed legislation and public testimony on Feb. 7 with the House of Representatives Transportation Committee.
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2019 Legislature | Lawmakers consider 1 percent loans for college students

OLYMPIA — Democrats are pushing to fund a program that would give Washington high school graduates access to state student loans at a 1 percent interest rate.
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  Symphony is a beautiful girl, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 10-month-old, medium size, gray and black medium-hair domestic mix. Symphony came to the shelter as a stray and had likely spent most of her time outdoors. She has sweet, soulful looks and a playful personality, and is slowing learning to trust people. As she becomes more relaxed, she...
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1919 A letter from the Big Bend Empire in today’s Daily World states, “We note, by the Wenatchee World, that John A. Gellatly, Chelan County representative, was going to the Legislature with an idea of getting the state to build the road to Quincy around the Rock Island point … that...
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Pictorial Past | Governor attends park dedication

Washington State Gov. Clarence D. Martin, center, attends the dedication of the new city park in Waterville in 1936. (Provided photo/Myrna Nelson...
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Our Past | 1948: Lots happening at Waterville School

Selected by Karen Larsen The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 12, 1948 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.   School News Sports Mansfield defeated Waterville Friday by making a large percentage of their shots. Waterville’s offense was good but they made only a small percentage of their shots. The score at the end of the first quarter was 10 to 3. The...
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Mansfield celebrates homecoming

Mansfield School celebrated homecoming Jan. 26 with activities for everyone. Eddie Tapia and Andrea Lowman were announced as this year's king and queen. They were crowned by last year's king and queen, Ian Minatani and Abbi Smith.
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Browse and search historical publications with new Washington Digital Newspapers website

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has launched a new website for the Washington Digital Newspapers program: Washingtondigitalnewspapers.org.
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Washington farmers need tariff relief

By Don C. Brunell The good news is Washington’s cherry crop is projected to be as good as 2018; however, absent tariff relief from the ongoing U.S.-China trade tiff, a key market will remain limited. When China’s tariff went from 10 percent to 50 percent last July, right in the middle of the harvest, exports to China went from the most profitable to the pits, Fox News reported. “Growers in...
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