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Stevens County man charged with child rape

October 22, 2014

According to Stevens County Superior Court documents, Dr. Craig Morgenstern, an emergency room doctor at the Spokane VA Medical Center, was arrested Monday and charged with child rape in the second degree.
The alleged rape took place at his home in Nine Mile Falls. He was released on a $100,000 bond Tuesday.
Morgenstern works at the Spokane VA hospital as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. He has been licensed to practice medicine in Washington since 2008.

Barefoot in the Park opens Friday

October 21, 2014

Before romantic comedies fell victim to saccharine, sap-bearing stereotypes, there was Neil Simon. The famous playwright knew how to subtly illustrate the battle of the sexes with witty wisecracks and genuine affection, and one of his best examples is Barefoot in the Park, the 1962 Broadway smash that was turned into a movie starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in 1967.
The three-act comedy finds its way to Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls, where it opens this Friday.

Buckhorn Mine in Ferry County will close

October 20, 2014

REPUBLIC – The closure of the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw will be detrimental to the economies of both Okanogan and Ferry counties.
That was the message delivered to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen earlier this month. The state officials were in town to discuss the economic impact of closure.
The mine employs 230 people and 130 contractors.

Ebola Virus: Precautions in place

October 17, 2014

There are no patients with Ebola in Washington state, and there are no plans to evacuate patients to the region in the near future, according to state health officials.
There are also no suspected cases and no one is being monitored, health officials say.
That said, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, local hospitals and local health officials are ready.

VIDEO: CDC Director Urges Hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 13, 2014

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