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TUMWATER — The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the Department of Health (DOH) are taking steps to strengthen COVID-19 protections for agriculture workers living in temporary worker housing. Today, L&I filed an update to the state temporary worker housing emergency...
OLYMPIA/YAKIMA – The first two cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in Washington this year have been reported by the Yakima County Health District and Benton-Franklin Health District. The Yakima County resident, a man in his 50’s, was hospitalized due to the infection. The Benton County resident, a man...
NCW – Dozens of historic deadly wildfires continue to consume millions of acres in the west, especially in California and Oregon where tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate.    Here in Washington our focus is on providing shelter and care to those impacted by evacuations...
OLYMPIA – From backyard barbecues to diving in to your favorite swimming hole, Labor Day weekend is not only an opportunity to reflect on the contributions America’s labor force has made to our country, but for many, it is also a time to celebrate the unofficial end of the summer season. The...
Lake Chelan Valley Events, Meetings Manson Farmers Market: Sept. 2, 5   MANSON - The Manson Farmers Market is open for their summer season and will hold markets each Wednesday and Saturday through September. Sales begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until approximately noon.  All required...
NCW - Third graders in Chelan and Douglas counties are invited to participate in the annual Link Transit Artlink Bus Pass Design Contest. Winning designs appear on bus passes and a traveling community display with appearances in a variety of community venues including Pybus Public Market....
CHELAN/MANSON/ENTIAT - NCW Libraries is excited to announce the return of several services throughout the five-county library district. Starting Sept. 14, residents across Okanogan, Ferry, Grant, Chelan and Douglas counties will be able to checkout any item from the physical library collections...
When the pandemic hit our communities and schools closed in March, we knew that the impact on our children would not only be academic.  Schools provide children with steady routines, nutritious meals, and the watchful eyes of adults who identify signs of stress, abuse, hunger, or other hardship....
  Newest numbers. The Department of Health reported a total of 71,705 confirmed cases as of 11:59 pm on August 24. There have been 1,876 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the most recent tally of cases by county, demographics, and more, visit the Department of Health's dashboard and...
Tumwater -- Recent state data show adults ages 20 to 39 represent a higher percentage of coronavirus cases than any other age group in the state. This comes as vaping among teens and young adults in our state has also skyrocketed, with nearly 30 percent of high school seniors saying they use...

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