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Washington DC- Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) led 21 of her colleagues in sending a letter to several officials in the Biden Administration, pushing them to implement a federal firefighter pay increase before peak wildfire season begins. An increase in pay and benefits for federal wildland...

Dr. Virginia Emery, Founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, (in red) along with her staff and guests cuts the ribbon of the insect farm's grand opening in Cashmere.
Beta Hatch, a unique insect farming operation in Cashmere, celebrated its official grand opening on June 24th. Beta Hatch Founder and CEO, Virginia Emery, and Governor Jay Inslee, both spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the innovative and sustainable methods utilized by the new...

Habitat for Humanity of Washington State recently presented Rep. Mike Steele with their Golden Hammer Award. Left to right are Diane Leigh, Board Member of Lake Chelan Valley Habitat, Michelle Fanton, new Executive Director of Lake Chelan Habitat, Rep. Mike Steele, Adan Espino, Habitat Washington's Lobbyist and Loni Rahm, past Executive Director of Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity.
CHELAN - On June 8 Habitat for Humanity presented Representative Rep. Mike Steele of Chelan, with the Habitat Golden Hammer Award for Advocacy in Affordable Homeownership. This award is reserved for leaders who create the most significant opportunities to reduce poverty through more affordable...

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In early June, Icicle Fund hosted an inaugural Long Spoons celebration at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts’ Snowy Owl Theater. Over eighty people attended; they were creators, educators and nonprofit organization representatives who are deeply committed to work connected to the environment, the...
Nominations are now open for the 2022 Innovator Awards for the following award categories: • Entrepreneur of the Year • Newcomer in Technology • STEM Champion of the Year • STEM College Student Leader of the Year • Future Technology Leader of the Year (K-12 Student) Nominations can be submitted by...
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 $...

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