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NCW - Can a frog survive being frozen in a block of ice? Do winged horses actually exist? What about egg-laying mammals or fishes that fall like rain from the sky?   Join naturalist David George Gordon as he takes you on a guided tour of a extraordinary animals — both real and imagined — in a free...
  WENATCHEE - On August 13 the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) held its quarterly meeting.  It is the second time this year for WAEF directors to meet via video conference.  Elections of board members and officers had been postponed from their traditional May schedule with the intent...
TUMWATER — The start of the school year soon means a return to limits on the number of hours teens can work, even with remote or virtual learning.   “We’re already receiving questions from businesses about the hours students are allowed to work,” said Josie Bryan, Youth Employment specialist...
OLYMPIA – Today. August 14, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Public Health – Seattle & King County released a new report by the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) that measures the tradeoffs between minimizing COVID-19 related health risks and maximizing educational...
OLYMPIA - Newest numbers. The Department of Health reported 659 new cases in the past day for a total of 65,339 confirmed cases as of 11:59 pm on August 12. There have been 1,736 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the most recent tally of cases by county, demographics, and more, visit the...
WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is now closed on Wednesdays. The change in hours will allow staff time to deep clean and tend to other important shelter needs, while maintaining social distancing standards. The shelter is open by appointment the remainder of the week and...
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 Aug. 20. In...
OLYMPIA -- Washington state health officials are working with local, state and federal partners to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions sold by Thomson International Inc. A total of 640 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport...
OLYMPIA -  El Departamento de Salud (DOH) anunció hoy que, en el estado de Washington, hay en este momento 11 casos de síndrome inflamatorio multisistémico en niños (MIS-C) asociado a la COVID-19. El MIS-C es una enfermedad rara pero grave que fue identificada por primera vez por proveedores de...
OLYMPIA -- Today the Department of Health (DOH) announced there are now 11 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 in Washington state. MIS-C is a rare but serious condition first identified by health care providers in the United Kingdom in late...

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