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NCW - LocalTel and GWATA are launching an UpSkill-A-Thon learning challenge for the month of December.  Build a team of two to four or participate as an individual.  Complete courses through the UpSkill website to be entered to win prizes and take new skills into the new year.  Anyone living in...
EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) reports one additional death from COVID-19.  This brings the total number of deaths in Chelan County to 29, and seven in Douglas County.  The Chelan County resident was a male in his 40s.  The Health District’s total COVID-19 deaths is now 36...
NCW - In recognition of Native American Heritage Month (November), the Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak and the Red Road Association are hosting a Zoom panel discussion of the making of the film “The Winter’s Tale,” a Wenatchi tribal documentary on from 4:30-5:30 p.m....
Olympia - With fewer people gathering this holiday weekend, there may be more homes across the state filled with the smell of turkey dinner than ever before. The State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) reminds residents to keep kitchen fire safety a priority when preparing this year's...

Bourbon Pineapple Glazed Ham Courtesy of James Brown of GrillNation (grillnationofficial.com)
StatePoint - Health experts recommend taking festivities outdoors this holiday season, which means your grill may take center stage. “You can master some impressive culinary feats on your grill, especially with hardwood pellets that add rich, wood-fired flavor to winter dishes,” says Ben Madden,...
WENATCHEE, WA – A multi-year effort that brought together more than 100 people from organizations throughout Chelan County has resulted in a draft Climate Resiliency Strategy report that builds a foundation for future climate resilience and adaptation work. It outlines strategies in several...
StatePoint - When planning your holiday menu, consider selecting one ingredient to be the star of the show. Not only is this a good way to simplify your shopping list during a busy time of year, it will unify your meal with complementary flavors. Need some inspiration? Consider sweet tea. Not...

As part of its ongoing education efforts, First Alert is partnering with fire departments and safety organizations throughout the country to bring awareness to the importance of replacing carbon monoxide alarms as they expire.
NCW  – From Seattle to Spokane, Washingtonians have been protected for years, thanks to carbon monoxide (CO) protection measures put in place statewide in 2013. That year, Washington began requiring CO alarms in all types of residences. Since then, countless lives have been saved from the...
  OLYMPIA  – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order, directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order is in effect until Dec. 11 and requires health insurers to:  ...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) data report for today includes a backlog of cases. So, while we are reporting 6,277 new cases today, that number represents roughly three days’ worth of cases. The message from health officials with the Washington State Department of...

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