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Many communities in northeastern Washington have already been dealing with flooding and its complications. Forecasters say the Pend Oreille River may be next with peak flows possible by the middle part of next week. Health officials are warning homeowners to use their time wisely and protect their property.

Matt Schanz, the administrator of the Tri-County Health District says his office is already receiving calls from homeowners along the Pend Oreille River worried that their wells may be contaminated by flood water.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has said she’s calling a special session next week to correct a simple matter of unfairness in state tax policy. But the first public hearing on Brown’s proposal Wednesday suggested debate could be anything but simple.

Crews with the Washington Department of Transportation have been working for two days to fortify a stretch of U.S. Highway 97 threatened by the rising Okanogan River.

A few days ago, there were a few small piles of sandbags, some cones and a sign warned drivers to slow down at Milepost 313.

Prosecutor Kevin Barton will take the helm of the Washington County District Attorney’s Office next year, after overcoming a forceful challenge from opponent Max Wall in the most expensive DA race Oregon’s ever seen.

Washington drivers who are thinking about buying an electric car would be wise to get down to a dealership in the next two weeks. That's because a valuable tax break disappears at month's end.

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