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    OLYMPIA - With the state facing a severe downturn in revenue collections, Gov. Jay Inslee today directed state agencies under his authority to cancel a scheduled 3% general wage increase for many of the state’s highest-paid general government employees and to...
OLYMPIA --On June 10 Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved three additional counties to move into the next phase of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan. Chelan and Douglas counties are approved to move into a modified version of Phase 1 and Asotin County is approved to move...
OLYMPIA - Numbers. For the most recent tally of cases by county, demographics, and more, visit the Department of Health's website. DOH statement on testing data delay June 10.The Department of Health is committed to continued data transparency. However, a technical issue is preventing DOH from...

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) launched by the Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided over $500 billion in loans to more than four million small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic nationwide. In Washington, approximately $15 billion in PPP loans have been disbursed...
We are experiencing very difficult times right now. It is understandable that we want to have a sense of normalcy especially as we see other counties in our state enter Phase 2. But, as we seek solutions to address economic shortcomings in our region, we should recognize it will take a collective...
  OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today after the Washington State Department of Health announced additional counties are eligible to move to Phase 2 under the Safe Start plan. “We are making good progress as...
MANSON/LEAVENWORTH  - Chelan County has seen a rapid growth in the number of shortterm rentals (rentals of less than 30 days) in residential neighborhoods for the last five years. A new group calling itself “Residents United for Neighbors in Chelan County” (RUN) has been organized to advocate for...
Memorial Day weekend is heralded as the kick off to the summer camping season but the COVID-19 pandemic will change that this year.  In Washington, the majority of state parks (except for several in the Columbia River Gorge and along the Washington Coast) are open for day use but they will not...
NCW - If you a senior 60 years of age or older and live in Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln or Okanogan counties you may qualify for the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).   Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington (AACCW) distributes vouchers to purchase fresh fruit,...
WENATCHEE – Best-selling author, librarian, literary critic, and radio/television personality Nancy Pearl will participate in a free virtual program hosted by North Central Regional Library from 7-8 p.m., May 26. Noted for her excellent book recommendations, Pearl “has spent her life promoting...

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