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By: Kelly Boeing, PA-C, Tony Butruille, MD, Lucca Criminale, PA-C, Kathy Fosnaugh, DO, Roselynn Gentles, MD, Jay Jerome, MD, Mara Merritt, DO, Alexander Pelman, PA-C, Miranda Raiche, MD, Geoff Richardson, MD, Corey Rubinfeld, PA-C and Eric Stirling, MD, with Clint Strand Two issues ago, the...
There is no doubt that our hospitals are being overrun with COVID patients. Hospital staff and resources are being challenged making it increasingly difficult to provide care to those most in need. Politicians are using this crisis to push for mass vaccinations in an effort to stem the growing tide...
WENATCHEE - Premera Blue Cross and Confluence Health announced today they reached a new multi-year agreement. The new contract allows Premera members to retain in-network access at Confluence Health, which has facilities located throughout North Central Washington. Premera and Confluence Health...

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BREWSTER – Gebbers Farms and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) have reached a settlement stemming from fines and citations levied by L&I last year following COVID-19-related farmworker deaths. Under terms of the mediated agreement Gebbers will invest more than...
Yakima, WA –The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its forecast for the 2021 Washington state fresh apple crop. The 2021 forecast is for a crop of just under 125 million standard forty-pound boxes of fresh apples. This would be a 2.3% increase from 2020’s 122 million box crop...

Photo by Tim McCord Photography Infinity Band members from left Craig Coleman, Dan Scott, Randy Loran, Joe Cresanti, and Jesse Smith hold ceremonial check for RLS Productions scholarship program.
After a successful 2021 concert season, the annual RLS Productions’ Concerts on the Campus series has raised a cumulative $100,000 for the RLS Productions Scholarship since its inception in 2014. This year’s series included the Encore Challenge, which encouraged donors to help meet the $100,000...
With extreme heat, wildfires, and drought conditions prevalent across the state managing forests is an increasing challenge.  Legislation has been introduced to help deal with the clean-up of damaged forest lands and manage controlled burns in Washington. Additionally, the Washington State...

Submitted photo Chelan Valley Media Group is a partnership made up of Seattle-area media and marketing professionals with ties to the Chelan Valley, L-R: Matt Peters; Melissa Durfee Davis; Karen Heric; Allan Mayer
Chelan, WA – Icicle Broadcasting Company has announced the sale of three of its radio stations, including KOZI AM and FM and KZAL “Z-Country,” to the Chelan Valley Media Group. KOZI has been on the air for 60 years and was owned by Harriet Bullitt, Principal Owner of Icicle Broadcasting Company...
On October 1, a single use plastic bag ban will begin in Washington, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. The ban was scheduled to begin in January of this year, but an emergency proclamation delayed the ban due to supply issues with compliant bags. The law applies to retail,...
Under a new state law, agricultural workers in Washington will be able to earn overtime pay starting on January 1st, 2022, according to a press release from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). Dairy workers in Washington were eligible to receive overtime starting...

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