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Mr. Kreidler has adopted his rule temporarily banning insurers from using credit information to set auto, homeowner and renter insurance, effective March 4. In addition, he’s proposing a new transparency rule requiring insurers to provide policyholders with a written explanation for any premium...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to share WA Verify, the state’s Digital COVID-19 Verification Record system, has successfully generated more than 1 million QR codes for Washington residents, making it easier and faster for people to provide digital proof of...

Photo by Megan Sokol. Co-owners Elvis and Teddy Garcia.
Wenatchee native Elvis Garcia has recently earned the 2021 Wenatchee Valley Civil Rights and Social Justice award on Jan. 24, 2022, for his contributions to the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities. Garcia was speechless when he realized that not only was he nominated for the award but that...
BREWSTER – When Brewster city council member John Housden learned how easy it is for one dog to spread the highly contagious parvovirus to another dog, he decided to bring the issue before his fellow council members to see if the city should take steps to reduce the risk of transmission....

Photos submitted by Sen. Brad Hawkins 2022 CDTC: Screenshot of the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council’s 2022 Transportation Funding Priorities. Confluence Parkway: Map of the proposed Confluence Parkway Plan.
Media outlets outside of North Central Washington are taking notice of the state's perceived disregard for the 12th district, specifically for their dismissal of the Confluence Parkway plan that was proposed to be funded by the "Move Ahead Washington plan." The "Move Ahead Washington" plan is a $...
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...

Cass Gebbers
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...

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