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OLYMPIA -- Recently released Healthy Youth Survey data show a high and increasing number of Washington youth reported feeling so sad or hopeless they stopped a usual activity or seriously considered suicide in the past year. The number of students who reported feeling anxious, nervous or on edge or...
Wenatchee -  Firewood cutting permits went on sale at all Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offices on May 1. Even though firewood cutting permits have been available for purchase since April 1 at the Tonasket Ranger District office, most woodcutting areas have been inaccessible due to snow and...
Wenatchee -  Mientras la nieve se derrite a lo largo de las elevaciones menores de Entiat valley, la guardabosques del distrito de Entiat, Kari Grover Wier, está redoblando los esfuerzos para lo que podría ser una temporada de setas extraordinaria en las áreas afectadas por el incendio de Cougar...
Wenatchee - As snow melts off along lower elevations in the Entiat valley, Acting Entiat District Ranger Kari Grover Wier is ramping up for what could be a bumper mushroom season in areas burned by the Cougar Creek Fire last year. By the first weekend in May, her staff will have designated...

Seniors and juniors from Brewster High School pose with 12th District Representative Brad Hawkins during a recent trip to the state capitol in Olympia.
OKANOGAN - Ballots for the April 23, 2019 Special Election are in the mail. If you have not received your ballot by Friday, April 12, please contact the Okanogan County Auditors Office at (509) 422-7240. Remember your ballots must be signed. The Auditors Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Okanogan, is open...
  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on H.R. 8:  “The Second Amendment is guaranteed by our Constitution to law-abiding citizens, and I voted against this legislation because it goes too far to infringe on that right without doing...
• Plaintiffs claim initiative deprives their Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights • Defendants summoned to court for following the Washington state law Two civil rights lawsuits in Washington state have challenged the constitutionality of certain bans enacted through the gun control measure,...
• Creates commission to evaluate best location for airport expansion • A list of the top six location finalists would be completed by Jan. 2020 Creation or expansion of an airport in Washington to relieve the stress of a growing demand at SeaTac would be the focus of the Commercial Aviation...
• Law would increase pay for National Guard members helping with wildland fires • National Guard members could see increased compensation for wildfire response OLYMPIA—State representatives passed a bill in a 94-0 vote on Friday to increase the pay of National Guard members for their wildland...

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