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TUMWATER — Hundreds of teens are hurt on the job every year in our state. In 2021 teen workplace injuries were up by more than 30 percent with 800 teens under age 18 injured at work. As summer hiring picks up and teens prepare to start summer jobs again, the Washington State Department of Labor...
TUMWATER — From June 15 through the end of September, employers in Washington will be required to monitor temperature and air quality, take steps to protect workers from heat and smoke hazards, and provide training and information, among other things. June 1, the Department of Labor &...
OLYMPIA --- Sam Askew, Executive Director of Resort Operations at Northern Quest Resort & Casino, has been appointed to the Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Advisory Committee by Commerce Director Lisa Brown. Askew fills a vacant position on the four-person committee reserved for...
OLYMPIA  --- The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) is accepting applications for infrastructure construction and pre-construction loans now through midnight, Sept. 9. Cities, counties, special purpose districts and quasi-municipal organizations may apply. Infrastructure systems eligible for...
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Washington Festivals and Events Association (WFEA) and ArtsWA, today announced a $3.5 million grant program to help established, small-community festivals and events.. The application portal for the grants is open at...
OLYMPIA -- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are asking the public to avoid contact with wild birds, especially sick or dead wild birds or their young. An outbreak of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, is impacting wild birds...

Denise Sorom
Denise Sorom, Director of Community Philanthropy, Community Foundation of NCW Last month the Community Foundation of North Central Washington published its annual report for fiscal year 2021. It was an extraordinary year – full of challenges and awe-inspiring generosity. We witnessed this community...
NCW - Participants must attest that they are age 60 or over. (American Indian and Alaska Natives are age eligible at age 55)• Income must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level:$25,142.00 Annual $2,096.00 Monthly income for 1 person $33,874.00 Annual $2,823.00 Monthly income for 2 people...
OLYMPIA – Washington state now has eight confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1. The latest two come from Okanogan and Whatcom counties.

State veterinarians are urging flock owners to be hyper-vigilant in ensuring there is no farm-to-farm transfer of the virus from...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 5,  Gold Star Spouses Day, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Gold Star Families Remembrance Week Resolution, which establishes a national period to honor the sacrifices made by the families of the U.S. military servicemembers who lost their lives in service to the...

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