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OLYMPIA – Warning to health care professionals with Washington licenses: Beware of scammers falsely claiming to represent the Washington State Department of Health – and don’t send money to anyone without being certain of the recipient’s identity. That comes in the wake of at least two apparent...
OLYMPIA — With six days to go until the Nov. 3 General Election, the Office of the Secretary of State is reminding voters to return their ballots as soon as possible.   Voters are encouraged to return their ballots by placing them in any of the nearly 500 ballot drop boxes statewide. Drop...
This weekend, we set our clocks back one hour.  The Washington State Fire Marshal's Office reminds residents that this is also a great time to check that smoke alarms are operating properly.     According the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms save lives,...
OLYMPIA  - With some early storms already here and full-fledged winter fast approaching, now is the time for travelers to make sure theyre prepared for winter driving. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles for...
OLYMPIA – The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC to offer no-cost influenza (flu) vaccination for uninsured adults over the age of 18 to help prevent flu illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials are concerned that the presence of...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation and guidance memo today, Oct. 27 clarifying application of COVID-19 requirements for voters and for voting service operations, including county elections offices, county voting centers and student engagement HUBs throughout the state.  "The right to...
OLYMPIA - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman issued the following statement after federal intelligence officials held a briefing announcing attempts from foreign actors to interfere in the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.   "Foreign adversaries are working around the clock to interfere in...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health submitted its interim vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the stated deadline of October 16, 2020.   This plan is Washington state’s response to the request from...
SEATTLE—A new $4 million fund to provide economic relief to immigrants in Washington state began accepting applications last week. The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund will distribute $1,000 per person (up to $3,000 per household) to Washington residents who are ineligible because of...
NCW - Customers will be able to browse the shelves, access computer stations, read the newspaper, or pick up a DVD. The library district initially planned to open its libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties, which were all in Phase 2 or 3 of the governor’s reopening plan. But after...

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