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NCW - WSU Tree Fruit Extension will provide a variety of learning opportunities this fall and winter in order to continue to bring growers research-based information while maintaining your safety from Covid-19. Opportunities will include webinar series, intensive workshops, recorded trainings for...
NCW - Featuring distinguished speakers and a 140-plus booth trade show, WineVit™ has become the premier educational and networking opportunity for the Pacific Northwest grape and wine industry to see, taste, and experience the industry’s innovative approach.   Formerly known as the Winegrowers...
EAST WENATCHEE — At a special Board of Health (BOH) meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) Board voted to approve a request for assistance from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to identify an Interim Administrator to lead CDHD. Nathan Weed, Director of...
EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) reports four (4) additional deaths from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in Chelan County to 15, and seven (7) in Douglas County.  All individuals were Chelan County residents.  Three (3) of the individuals were males in...
OLYMPIA - Washington state voters may soon receive a postcard from the U.S. Postal Service encouraging voters to “plan ahead” for the Nov. 3 General Election. Among the recommendations is to request a mail-in or absentee ballot at least 15 days before Election Day.   The following...
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) today published new data related to COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing efforts in Washington state. These data will now be available for the public to view via PDF and updated weekly.   Results are available by week,...
TUMWATER — The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is proposing no increase in the average price employers pay for workers’ compensation insurance next year. If the proposal is adopted, this will be the first time in 20 years that workers’ compensation rates have dropped or stayed...
  OLYMPIA  – People who have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance should be extremely cautious when considering offers that promise great coverage for bargain-basement premiums, said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. They should watch out for websites posing as the state’s...
OLYMPIA – As wildfires rage across the entire west coast, a giant wave of smoke has blown across Western Washington, creating worsening air quality that will likely linger for days. The air quality across Washington has the potential to reach extremely unhealthy levels, and the Washington State...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today (Sept. 11) announced updated guidance for indoor fitness and training facilities as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.  Effective today, indoor fitness and training facilities are allowed to operate in Modified Phase 1 counties under Phase 2...

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