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  OLYMPIA -- Washington State Department of Health reports that illicit fentanyl is being detected in new forms and is causing an increasing number of overdose deaths in the state. In the first half of 2018, there were 81 deaths linked to fentanyl, versus 48 deaths recorded during the same time...

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies the results of the 2018 General Election in Olympia on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Photo Courtesy Office of the Secretary of State
OLYMPIA — More voters participated in the 2018 General Election in any Washington state midterm before, according to vote counts certified today by Secretary of State Kim Wyman that totaled 3,133,448 ballots. Statistics compiled by the Office of Secretary of State show that General Election turnout...
  NCW — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.   Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday...
  OKANOGAN - On Saturday, December 1, the Omak Food Bank will hold a Bingo and Silent Auction Charity Fundraiser from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge in Okanogan, 1820 2nd Avenue North.   Bingo game starts at 1 p.m. Silent Auction starts at 11 a.m. and continues until...
OMAK – A meeting of the Economic Alliance Board will be held at Road House 97, 914 Koala Drive, North Omak, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28.   Agenda: Call to Order  Introductions Approval of Minutes – September 26, 2018 & October 24, 2018 Guest Speakers Stacey Luckensmeyer, WVC,...
  Blake Age: 9 years Sex: Neutered Male            Looks Like: Retriever/English Setter Mix Animal ID: 40042187 Adoption Fee: Waived! Blake finds himself down on his luck, but that does not damper his spirit! He is a social guy who loves people and enjoys his time with his family. Blake is good...

Misty Viebrock - photo caption
  WENATCHEE – The RiverCom Administrative Board has announced that Misty Viebrock has been offered the position of Executive Director at RiverCom 911.  Viebrock will replace Jim Fosse, the current Director, who is retiring after six years with RiverCom and more than 42 years of service in public...
  Your vote may already be cast and counted in this year’s election. Your wallet, however, contains another valuable “vote” this holiday season: where you spend your money. This Saturday, Nov. 24 is Small Business Saturday. I invite you to join consumers across the country to lend your support to...
  SEATTLE  – More than 11 million Americans live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including more than 330,000 people in Washington.  While there is no cure for COPD, there are treatment options that can drastically improve quality of life for thousands.  During the month of...
  UNION GAP – Weather conditions have improved, allowing the Washington Department of Ecology to lift a Stage 1 burn ban for Okanogan County at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The burn ban started Nov. 9 due to stagnant air over North Central Washington, putting communities in the region at risk...

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