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Sen. Brad Hawkins visits with constituents in Pateros during his 2017 ‘listening tour’.
One thing that I have learned throughout my public service, both during my school board years and in the Legislature, is the importance of being a good listener. Unfortunately, I think we have all observed politicians who mistakenly think that "talking" is their most important skill. It's actually...
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Health announced recently that it has joined the HIV prevention campaign Undetectable = Untransmittable, also known as U=U.   U=U describes the scientific findings that people living with HIV, who have undetectable levels of HIV in their blood, have...

Some driveway entries just seem to rope in passers-by. This steer roper and steer sheet metal sculpture at the entry to a property along Stratford Road N.E. near Moses Lake grabs the attention like few others.

Department of Transportation crews from Wenatchee competed the installation of a new two-way left turn lane along this stretch of U.S. 97 at the Brewster-Grange Road west of Brewster last week. The new alteration is designed to reduce the incident of accidents in the high traffic area.

A folding panel showing wildfire photos is part of the Smoke and Reflections display that will be featured at The Pioneer Project in the Commercial Building at the Okanogan County Fair, Sept. 6-9.
BREWSTER – Former Brewster resident and South Okanogan County historian Ralph Fries served up early pioneer stories along with the refreshments at the annual Pie Socials he has hosted since 2006 at his family homestead or at Brewster High School.   This weekend, Fries will introduce his extensive...
(StatePoint) - With consumer debt on the rise and many failing to adequately save for the future, experts say that financial illiteracy is a major problem for Americans -- and one that communities and parents have a joint responsibility to address, starting in childhood. And right now, most...

Left to right: Commissioner Viebrock, Commissioner Skagen, Susan Martin, Commissioner Simpson, and Mary Mayo.
EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the August 13, 2018 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:   Awarded Software Analyst Susan Martin with her twenty-year service...
A visit to the Colville Tribes - Lucy F. Covington Government Center, the administrative building at Nespelem, is not complete without stopping to appreciate the statue of a First American netting a salmon, a traditional food of the indigenous people.  

This design drawing supplied by the Douglas County PUD may be difficult to read owing to the size of the project scaled to a single page. The dark perimeter line around the cove indicates a two-to-four-tier block stabilizing wall. The four wavy ovals shown inside the perimeter line indicate where four boat landings will be sited at breaks in the wall.
BREWSTER – A Douglas County PUD contracting crew began a shoreline stabilization project around the perimeter of Columbia Cove Park on August 13 and is making steady progress with block and sand bag installation along the shoreline.    Brewster Public Works Director Lee Webster told city council...
Monday-Thursday Senior Center S.A.I.L classes, lunch BREWSTER – Hours at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center are 8 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday; and every other Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations will be accepted during store hours at the back door or just knock or come on in....

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