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WENATCHEE  – Chelan County Auditor, Skip Moore has announced that ballots for the April 24 Special Election have been mailed for the following districts: Wenatchee School District No. 246, Fire District No. 7, and Manson Parks and Recreation District.  Ballots must be postmarked or deposited into...
Wenatchee -  The Numerica Performing Arts Center heads into Spring with Movie on the Big Screen: Paint Your Wagon on March 15.   Paint Your Wagon In this musical based on the Broadway show, Ben Rumson (Lee Marvin) happens upon a wrecked wagon containing a dead man and his surviving brother,...
OLYMPIA – Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Douglas County Fire District, 377 Eastmont...
With a newfound majority in the Washington Senate, state Democrats have found an early target in firearm regulation as the 2018 legislative session gets set to begin.   Senate Bill 6049 would regulate the ownership and manufacturing of large capacity magazines and make them all but illegal in most...
OLYMPIA - Influenza illnesses are increasing and health officials at the Washington State Department of Health urge Washingtonians to get a flu shot now. Officials also want people to avoid spreading the flu and to know when it’s okay to be cared for at home and when they should get medical care...

Steele says accessibility should be a top priority for any elected official.
OLYMPIA - Freshman lawmaker Rep. Mike SteeleR-Chelan, has closed his district office in Chelan and relocated to Olympia in preparation for the 2018 legislative session. Since May, Steele's district office has served as a centralized location for community members to meet with him and ask questions...
More and more people are reaching for natural remedies instead of heading out to purchase over-the-counter drugs or treatments. While some homeopathic solutions are commonly known and used, the use of pineapples may not have been one of those that immediately crossed your mind. Researchers...
East Wenatchee -  Influenza (flu) activity is picking up in Washington State. Public health officials  suggest the best time for the flu shot is now. The latest flu surveillance report from Washington State Department of Health indicates there are four (4)  lab confirmed deaths in Washington and...
Every holiday season there are debates about which is the better choice – a real or artificial Christmas tree. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary S. Franz has the definitive answer.   “Hands down – you have to go with a real tree,” says Hilary. “Supporting small business tree farms across the...
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation has changed its name to the Lake Chelan Health & Wellness Foundation. The strategy in the decision to re-brand is an expectation for greater visibility within the community, and increased donors and donations.  “This is an incredibly...

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