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  OLYMPIA  Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine released this statement:   We are now more than two months into the COVID-19 crisis and have seen incredible and rapid changes in the states unemployment landscape. From record low unemployment in January and February...
  CAMP MURRAY — Immunization rates among children appear to be dropping during the COVID-19 pandemic. This leaves children and communities at risk.   Providers in Washington’s Childhood Vaccine Program reported they administered 30 percent fewer vaccines to 0-18 year olds in March of this year...
  OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance this week for vehicle and vessel sales, and drive-in religious services allowed under the Safe Start Phase 1 recovery plan laid out earlier this week.   Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in...
  Camp Murray, WA — Washington State Department of Health officials are alarmed by reports of “coronavirus parties” in which uninfected people are mingling with COVID-19 positive individuals to try to contract the virus. “Gathering in groups in the midst of this pandemic can be incredibly...
  WENATCHEE - The Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility re-opened on Thursday, May 7, to the public   The facility was temporarily closed in March when Chelan County Public Works put COVID-19 precautions in place.   Located at 3612 Highway 97A, the facility’s regular hours are 9 a...
                              KENNEWICK - The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) raised over $220,000 to support work on challenges in Washington’s wine industry. Called “Party + Auction”, the event drew nearly 500 wine industry leaders last week to a custom chef-designed...
  OLYMPIA – Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a free live webinar for new and small business owners on May 13. In...
    GREENSHOOT MEDIA - In honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization declares 2020 as the year of the nurse. According to the UnitedStates Bureau of LaborStatistics, the health care field will add 3,059,800 new registered nursing jobs...
    WENATCHEE - Tony Sandoval is the Chelan County Veterans Service Officer. He may be reached at 509-664-6801.    EAST WENATHCEE - Sarah Simonson the Veterans Service Officer for Douglas County, is available for appointments in her office at 211 11th St. NE in East Wenatchee. Call her...
  OLyMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee, in consultation with the state’s construction industry, announced a plan today to allow current construction projects to be completed. The recommendations were informed by workers, contractors, health and safety experts, and local government officials, for safe...

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