Police Weapons Lost
6:45 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Wash. Law Enforcement Entities Lose Surplus Military Gear

A shot of the M16A2/A4 Series 5.56mm rifle, similar to the rifles that went missing from various police departments.
Credit PEOSoldier / Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/peosoldier/)

In the past two years, four law enforcement departments in Washington state have been suspended from the military surplus program known as 1033.That’s the government program that issues surplus military gear to state and local municipalities who show a need, but some of those weapons have gone missing.

Under the program law enforcement agencies can apply to receive everything from shop Vac’s to Mine Resistant Vehicles. They only need to pay for the cost of shipping.

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Hiking For Health
7:13 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Wenatchee Latino Population Encouraged To Hike Outdoors For Health

Kimberly Carrillo and her friend Lily Esuivel were headed down Saddle Rock near Wenatchee. Carrillo says she’s been up on this trail many times, but this is Esuivel’s first time. Wentachee agencies have launched a campaign to get more Latino, low-income and children hiking on nearby trails here.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

Doctors in Wenatchee have been passing out some unusual prescriptions lately – not pills, but mountain hikes. It’s called the Foothills Hiking Challenge. Correspondent Anna King reports.

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Central Washington Wildfires
4:47 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Smoke, Haze Cover Central Washington

Smoke billows from a lightning-sparked fire in the hills outside Wenatchee, Wash.
teresia Flickr

A smoky haze is covering much of central Washington Wednesday. At least four significant wildfires are burning around Wenatchee. About 150 homes have been evacuated there, along with another 40 near the town of Cashmere. Fire managers have told even more people to be ready to flee.

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Northwest News
7:58 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Wenatchee Residents Deal With Smoke And Uncertainty

Two fires in Central Washington state near the resort town of Wenatchee have merged together. Firefighters are struggling to get the blaze contained.

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Our Northwest Economy
11:36 am
Thu May 6, 2010

Washington Supreme Court Says Libraries Can Filter Internet Computers

The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that public libraries may put Internet filters on their computers. Some librarians are cheering the ruling and say it could lead more libraries around the state to limit access to porn and other controversial material.

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