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Dr. Jim Schupp of Penn State offers guidelines for evaluating exposed fruit and handling frozen fruit.  The freezing point will vary between varieties and maturity but in general apples begin to freeze at 28.5 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit. In general, the lower the temperature and the longer the...
Wenatchee – Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is teaming up with KING 5 to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ fifth annual Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption drive this Saturday, August 17, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m..  For this event, WVHS will offer low cost pet adoption fees to help local...
After a short hospital stay for a bleeding ulcer, 78 year-old Mabel was discharged home on pills to heal her ulcer and an iron supplement to correct her blood loss. Despite taking iron for 3 months, Mabel’s blood tests showed she was still low in iron. When I asked her which iron supplement she was...
OLYMPIA - The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC and with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to offer free measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination for uninsured child care workers and volunteers. As of July 28, 2019, Washington...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced last week the following: New Fire Danger Rating System In the Central and Eastern part of the state, a new fire danger rating system has been implemented. Instead of basing the fire danger rating by county, it is now...
Rock Island Waterfront Redevelopment and Energy and Technology Innovation Campus The Port received an additional $120,000 grant from the Department of Ecology to do further assessment on the potentially contaminated portions of the old silicon plant site. This work will help refine what the...
PATEROS/BREWSTER – Under the theme “A Universe of Stories” libraries across North Central Washington are preparing for a summer filled with reading challenges, science and technology, theatrical programs, crafts and more. Sign-up now. Local NCRL branches will include the following summer...
EAST WENATCHEE  – Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on Aug. 20, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., Douglas County Fire District, 377 Eastmont...
(STATEPOINT)- It happens every summer. Pets left in vehicles with no owner in sight. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for this circumstance to be dangerous or even deadly. Even on a temperate day, the greenhouse effect of rolled-up windows can heat up a car to 116 degrees F within an hour,...
SEATTLE – Wildfires in Canada are burning, and already smoke from the fires is drifting into Washington, and potentially bringing significant health risks. Smoke from wildfires can be a lethal hazard for those in affected areas and across the state as wind gusts blow smoke throughout the region.  ...

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