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Many areas in our region and throughout the state have been experiencing affordable housing challenges. Some communities in Chelan County, such as Leavenworth and Chelan, have seen home prices more than triple since 2012. This is a massive challenge because stable housing is fundamental to...

Dr. Charles Waszkewitz
CHELAN - With the fast-growing Lake Chelan Valley community, we recognized the need for more primary care services. The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment data and extended wait times to get in to see a primary care provider (PCP) shows the need for additional primary care doctors in the Lake...

Marson and Marson Lumber store in Ephrata
Marson and Marson Lumber, a building material center with 4 locations in North Central Washington, opened the doors to its new and modern store on September 6. The public was invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, October 22. “I am thrilled to welcome the wonderful people of...
NCW Tech Alliance received grant funding from Microsoft Philanthropies to rebrand our successful UpSkill program and to lead communities across the country in launching their own skilling program. The rebrand is called Community Skills Initiative and aims to help job seekers and professionals gain...

Dan Newhouse with Heather Reams.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after being recognized as Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions’ (CRES) 2022 Clean Energy Champion for his work to advance clean energy technologies in Congress. “It is an honor to be named one of CRES’ Clean Energy...
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), 35,746 vehicles were stolen in Washington state in 2021, and more than 52,000 catalytic converters were stolen across the US in 2021. NICB’s 2021 Hot Spots Report, a population-based survey, places Washington sixth in the nation for states...
Okanogan – Sheriff Tony Hawley issued a fraud call media release on Oct. 10 advising county residents of fraud calls. “We have received multiple reports of county residents receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office,” said Hawley. “These calls...
Data shows that Veterans account for 18% of total suicides in our state but only 7% of the total Washington population. Your Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is working to combat this by cultivating community programs focused on providing peer services. Two new opportunities will...

Don’t wait until an emergency is looming to prepare. Taking key actions now can help you stay safe, informed, and connected during a natural disaster, and help you recover in the aftermath. Courtesy (c) Gulcin Ragiboglu / iStock via Getty Images Plus
(StatePoint) There’s no better time than right now to prepare yourself and your family for the unexpected. Don’t wait until torrential rain and high winds beat on your windows or wildfire flames glow on the horizon. In those moments, your only thought will be getting your family to safety ....

K9 Kait Photos courtesy Chelan County regional justice center
With the rise of fentanyl use in the Wenatchee Valley, the Chelan County Regional Justice Center has responded by training its narcotics-detecting canine to identify the powerful synthetic opioid. “Fentanyl is the current drug of choice in our community,” said Chris Sharp, director of the regional...

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