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OLYMPIA – The NW Compact, an agreement with U.S. states and Canadian provinces to share resources, allows Washington DNR and its fire service partners to send heavy air tankers, engines, hand …

Employers begin deducting WA Cares premiums July 1

Starting July 1, employers will begin deducting premiums from Washington workers’ paychecks for the WA Cares Fund, the state’s new long-term care insurance program. Through paycheck …

Chelan Valley Housing Trust mission: Providing quality homes to local wage earners

CHELAN - The Chelan Valley Housing Trust (CVHT), a member of the Manson Chamber of Commerce is a 501-c3 nonprofit housing developer with a mission of providing quality homes to local wage earners in …

Newhouse introduces legislation to support Central Washington winegrape growers

Wednesday, June 22, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Farm Crop Insurance Act alongside Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Alex Padilla …

Newhouse defends American farmland from foreign adversaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The week of June 12, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced an amendment to the Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations bill that will require the Secretary of …

OLYMPIA - The Legislature adjourned its session in Olympia on April 23 on schedule. The 105-day session was a busy time for me as I continued as the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education …

Silence can be deadly

Many of those who battle addiction do so in silence. However, on occasion they are the ones with the biggest smiles and some of the kindest people. They are the ones who are always there for others …

CHELAN - With the resignation of Lake Chelan Health Commissioner Mary Signorelli, Lake Chelan Health Board of Commissioners is accepting letters of interest from candidates interested in serving on …

Highway designation honors Vietnam veterans

TONASKET – A dedication held just prior to Memorial Day designated Highway 20 in Okanogan County as “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.” The renaming was spearheaded by veterans …

Governor appoints longtime Wenatchee port commissioner to state Transportation Commission

OYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Janet “JC” Baldwin of Wenatchee to fill an open seat on the Washington State Transportation Commission. Baldwin is a small business owner and …

Payroll tax for long-term care program starts July 1

OLYMPIA - The WA Cares Fund, a new state-run, long-term care insurance program, will begin payroll deductions on July 1. Originally set to take effect in January 2022, the Legislature voted to delay …

Lawmakers successfully developed and approved operating, transportation, and capital budgets for the 2023-2025 biennium. In addition to the budgets, other laws were updated, including a much-needed …

Colchuck Peak Avalanche update

Sheriff Mike Morrison reported Monday, May 29, the body of Jeannie Lee, a 60-year-old climber from Bayside, New York was recovered from the base of Colchuck Peak. Lee was killed in an avalanche on …

Enough is Enough

Enough Is Enough (EIE) applauds the efforts of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to shine a national spotlight on the harms of social media, stating it presents "profound risk of harm' for …

NCW – Residents may see a helicopter flying low and slowly over high-voltage power lines. The flights started June 7. Chelan PUD is conducting a routine, annual inspection over 300 miles of …

County Road Projects Goodwin Road/Sunset Road Improvement Project: Two weeks into the Goodwin/Sunset Road Improvement Project, the contractor has finished up installation of water/sewer line on …

Brush fire in area of airport goes second alarm

CHELAN - Chelan Fire & Rescue responded to a brush fire near U.S. 97 and U.S. 97A intersection in Chelan at approximately 8:52 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 8. Due to extremely high winds, …

Danica Ready joins Board of Directors for North Cascades Bank

CHELAN - Danica Ready has recently joined the Board of Directors at North Cascades Bank. Ready lives in the Methow Valley and currently serves as the Executive Director of Methow Housing Trust (MHT). …

Hospital board member Signorelli steps down after 11 1/2 years

CHELAN - Lake Chelan Health Commissioner Mary Signorelli has announced her resignation from her position effective June 2. The Commissioners and Lake Chelan Health are deeply appreciative of her …

WENATCHEE – NCW Tech Alliance is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the highly anticipated NCW Tech & STEM Showcase. Students and educators are invited to showcase their …

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