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Shella Age: 4 years Sex: Spayed Female Looks Like: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Animal ID: 40182172 Adoption Fee: $125 Shella is a happy gal! She bounds out of her kennel with such joy and happiness to be with a person. She is an adventurous gal who likes to explore and see new things making a...
  Okanogan — The abuse of prescription and  non-prescription opioids is one of the greatest threats facing public health in the United States  today. Through the Washington Statewide Opioid Response Plan, the Washington State Health  Care Authority will grant Family Health Centers $1.2...
  OKANOGAN -  Okanogan County Health Department officials say 19 people in the county have whooping cough – up from 9 last week. The health department urges families to make sure everyone in your home is up to date on whooping cough vaccine to help prevent this serious illness. Getting vaccinated...
  BREWSTER - If you or your employees have challenges with transportation this is your opportunity to have some input on where resources are allocated. Family Health Centers, along with Boys and Girls Club of Brewster and Washington State Dept. of Transportation is having a Family Night at the...
  CHELAN, Wash., December 14, 2018 – Today, Chelan Fruit Cooperative board of directors announced that chief executive officer Reggie Collins will transition from his current position to an advisory position effective Jan. 1, 2019. He will also work with Chelan Fresh Marketing on business and...
Join us for WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on January 15, 16, 17, 21, and February 5, 2019. Co-sponsored by Northwest Cherries, Pear Bureau Northwest, NCW Fieldmen’s Association, Chelan Future Farmers of America and the Okanogan Horticultural Association. These events...
  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...

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