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OLYMPIA -- Suicide rates in Washington have continued to rise and health officials at the Department of Health want people to take five actions urged in the national “#Bethe1to” suicide prevention campaign.  “We want people to know there are steps they can take that can help prevent suicide,”...

Magician Jeff Martin, who held several performances at the Okanogan County Fair, used a large deck of playing cards “for the hard of hearing,” Martin said.
ENTIAT – Recreationists longing to visit their favorite campsite in the Entiat River Valley are able to do so as of August 31. The successful construction of fire containment lines and decreasing fire activity have allowed a partial re-opening of the Entiat River Valley.   While some areas will...
  Thursday,  September 6   DAY - PUD youth Pole Climb MECHANICAL BULL RIDING PIONEER PROJECT/COMMERCIAL BUILDING     9:00am - Market Steer Judging-Steer Barn/Market Swine Judging-Swine Barn/Rabbit Judging-Rabbit Barn   9:00am to 3:00pm - Junior, Intermediate and Senior Horse Fitting and Showing...

Sen. Brad Hawkins visits with constituents in Pateros during his 2017 ‘listening tour’.
One thing that I have learned throughout my public service, both during my school board years and in the Legislature, is the importance of being a good listener. Unfortunately, I think we have all observed politicians who mistakenly think that "talking" is their most important skill. It's actually...
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Health announced recently that it has joined the HIV prevention campaign Undetectable = Untransmittable, also known as U=U.   U=U describes the scientific findings that people living with HIV, who have undetectable levels of HIV in their blood, have...

Some driveway entries just seem to rope in passers-by. This steer roper and steer sheet metal sculpture at the entry to a property along Stratford Road N.E. near Moses Lake grabs the attention like few others.

Department of Transportation crews from Wenatchee competed the installation of a new two-way left turn lane along this stretch of U.S. 97 at the Brewster-Grange Road west of Brewster last week. The new alteration is designed to reduce the incident of accidents in the high traffic area.

A folding panel showing wildfire photos is part of the Smoke and Reflections display that will be featured at The Pioneer Project in the Commercial Building at the Okanogan County Fair, Sept. 6-9.
BREWSTER – Former Brewster resident and South Okanogan County historian Ralph Fries served up early pioneer stories along with the refreshments at the annual Pie Socials he has hosted since 2006 at his family homestead or at Brewster High School.   This weekend, Fries will introduce his extensive...
(StatePoint) - With consumer debt on the rise and many failing to adequately save for the future, experts say that financial illiteracy is a major problem for Americans -- and one that communities and parents have a joint responsibility to address, starting in childhood. And right now, most...

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