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East Wenatchee - The COVID-19 case count for Chelan and Douglas counties this week climbed back to more than 200 cases per 100,000 people, a number the area has not seen since mid-September.   The current case count is at 240.4 cases per 100,000 people. In the last 14 days, the health district...
TUMWATER — Cleanup from recent wildfires will be a big job, one that could be made worse by unregistered contractors taking advantage of people at risk.   The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cautions homeowners to work only with registered contractors, and...
WENATCHEE, WA - Something new is on the horizon for shelter animals at Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) as a long awaited veterinary clinic expansion nears completion. Located next door to the shelter, the clinic will be a fully functioning veterinary clinic for shelter animals and a low cost...

According to experts at the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the global leader in de-escalation training for over 40 years, mentally preparing and practicing responses can best ensure non-confrontational experiences. Courtesy Statepoint
(StatePoint) Among mask mandates, social distancing, outspoken political views and personal challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened risk for public spaces turning into places of conflict. According to experts at the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the global leader in de...
OLYMPIA -- The federal government has made it easier for people to participate in the WIC program during the pandemic.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the waivers that allow the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to offer remote...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington today, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in urging visitors entering their...
OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission, which shows disease transmission is happening at an accelerated pace across the entire state.   Report findings include: Disease is...

Denise Sorom, Director of Philanthropy
Every year arts organizations throughout North Central Washington get a financial boost thanks to Fred Johnson.  Every year aspiring agriculture students receive scholarships thanks to Jane Lovejoy. Every year nonprofits throughout the Methow Valley will receive grants thanks to Ken Westman. Lives...
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...

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