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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers who requested the six-month filing extension to double check their tax returns and file on or before the mid-October deadline. IRS e-file and Free File are excellent filing options and are still available. More than 14 million...
Being a cancer survivor is both a relief and a challenge in its own way. While you might feel incredibly grateful to be alive, you might face a set of circumstances you never imagined — ones that perhaps never occurred to you as you supported someone you loved through cancer. Here are just five...

Arnold Cleveland plays his flute.
FORT OKANOGAN – About two dozen guests sat in front of Chief Long Jim’s dugout canoe in the main gallery at the Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center last Saturday, Sept. 29, and listened to stories and music from Colville Tribal member Arnold Cleveland. Cleveland was introduced by friend Randy Lewis...

Seen on a distant horizon, whirlwinds or dust devils like this one moving across a cultivated grain field can resemble smoke from a wildfire and are sometimes reported to local fire departments by fire-wary observers.

A mama black bear sends her two cubs up the trunk of an elm tree when the trio was caught foraging for wild rose hips in a shelter belt on the Colville Indian Reservation last week.

America's Got Talent finalists Cirque Zuma Zuma will perform at the Omak PAC Sunday, Oct.r 21 at 3 p.m. Cirque Zuma Zuma is filled with non-stop action and African culture, including dance, acrobats, tumbling and music. The show is a high energy program which include South African female vocalists, club juggling, limbo dancing, South African gumboot dancers, Zuma Zuma acrobats, Gabonese tumblers, percussionists from Zimbabwe and the African Lion dance. All the performers were born in Africa and trained by Cirque Zuma Zuma. "We are trying to portray the African culture which is where you can get it in the music that we play, we dance to, the drumming that we have and probably the skill that we have. It's more African," says Eve Kawadza, spokesperson for Zuma Zuma. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students. Tickets are available at Kelley Imaging in downtown Omak, Rawson's in Okanogan, Tonasket Interiors, Oroville Pharmacy or online at omakpac.org. For more information call (509) 846-4773.

Low water conditions in the Columbia River have exposed this long sandbar at its confluence with the Methow River.
WINTHROP - The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major ABO groups. However, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so...

Rows of stabilization blocks are getting longer along the river shoreline at Brewster’s Columbia Cove as PUD crews continue the ambitious project to armor the cove against water erosion.

This life-size metal sculpture of a Great Blue Heron sits atop a tree trunk near the junction of State Avenue and Burke Street on Bridgeport Bar.

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