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OLYMPIA – Comments are now being accepted on a proposed four-year program of multimodal improvement projects to the state and local transportation system. The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking for public review and comment on the draft 2019-2022 Statewide Transportation...
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers and other businesses that Jan. 31 remains the filing deadline for wage statements and independent contractor forms. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 started a requirement for employers to file their copies...

Burned Area Emergency Response crews assess a culvert and nearby road drainage within the McLeod Fire footprint on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on October 2, 2018.
Central Washington - In the Potato Creek drainage northwest of Entiat, fall colors are popping in brilliant golds and reds on a cool November day. For most folks, this means a great fall drive or hunting season. For Forest Hydrologist Molly Hanson, this is a reminder of the time sensitive,...
Central Washington- In the large gravel parking area of the Eightmile Sno-Park north of Winthrop, logs are stacked in several piles called decks. Local District Ranger, Chris Furr, has a good idea just how much wood those decks include. After all, crews from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest...
OLYMPIA – 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 Nov. 20 in East Wenatchee. Call 509-885-9825 or go online to register...

Transportation priorities in Chelan and Douglas counties - four key projects
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Transportation infrastructure is critical to our area’s economic growth and quality of life. Not only is having an efficient and effective transportation system important for getting our crops to market, it is important for safety. It is also becoming an increasing...
OLYMPIA - Saturday, Sept. 22, marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Washington State Parks invites the public to visit a state park for free on this day. No Discover Pass will be required for day visits. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is coordinated by the National...
Amendment comes after Cantwell provision to expand grant programs for high school coding programs signed into law   WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Republican Bill Cassidy (LA) introduced an amendment to the Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) released the following statements after the House Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment they offered to the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. The legislation provides for critical programs...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement on new guidance from the U.S. Department of Interior, the National Park Service (NPS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) advising that NPS and FWS would seek further stakeholder input to inform the planning and...

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