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YAKIMA -The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) has released its forecast for the 2020 Washington state fresh apple crop.   The 2020 forecast is for a crop of 134 million standard forty-pound boxes of fresh apples. This is very close to 2019's 133.9 million box crop.   "The 2020...
    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...
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...
The Business and Workers update is a weekly newsletter providing news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is compiled by the state Economic Resiliency Team (ERT), part of the Joint Information Center.   What you need to know about… Business...
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...
BREWSTER – The Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center’s (PBCRC) Commercial Kitchen Project has been selected as one of four finalists in the Supernova Business Launch Competition. PBCRC will now compete for the $10,000 grand prize awarded to the winner on August 20. The North Central Washington...
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 offering...
OLYMPIA - A new report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) helps illustrate which types of businesses and facilities experience the most COVID-19 outbreak activity. These data are aggregated from all counties that report data to DOH, and the report contains both healthcare and non-...
  Cashmere bridge update   Multi-million dollar West Cashmere Bridge project moving along despite 100 degree heat.  Shown here are workers installing another crucial steel beam that will eventually support the structure.     Gary Bégin/WBJ  
OLYMPIA — State primaries and local races around the nation are especially significant this election year, and iVoterGuide is helping to ensure that voters everywhere are informed before they head to the polls.   “Regardless of how they cast their votes, Americans want accurate, well-...

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