Letters

  To: Fellow Community Members I want to start by recognizing the amazing resilience of the people of Okanogan County and the continuing efforts of those of you who are doing everything you can to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19. This joint approach has helped keep our confirmed COVID-...
    Dear Editor,   As Gov. Jay Inslee and state officials determine the details of re-opening businesses, we would like to stress the importance of following the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” edict, which is still in effect through May 31.   As Americans and residents of North Central...
  Washington state is celebrating the good news that Governor Inslee’s order for all residents to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” is paying off.   However, even though we’re seeing some relief statewide, the number of confirmed cases is still rising gradually in Okanogan, Douglas, and Chelan...
  I appreciate that in all its understandable focus on the COVID-19 virus, Congress did not lose sight of the need to improve care and support for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. I am grateful that Congressman Dan Newhouse responded to Alzheimer’s Association advocates who urged his...
Dear residents of Chelan and Douglas counties, We know that this is a very challenging time for all of us as we face the challenges of combating the coronavirus in our region. Simply put, these are unprecedented times. We applaud our health care workers who are on the front lines. We find...
Like animal shelters across the country, Washington shelters need our help during the COVID-19 crisis. Staffing shortages, an increase in surrendered animals, a slowdown in adoptions and government shutdowns are all taking their toll. If your employer has asked you to work from home, now is a...
Comprehensive sex education (CSE) sounds vague enough, but what is it really? The Washington legislature is pushing CSE as the latest and greatest mandated sex education program for public school children from kindergarten to 12th grade. Mutual masturbation to condom and oral dam use will be taught...
WENATCHEE ― The likelihood of Chelan and Douglas counties being composed of sizable numbers of “have and have-not” residents in the future is real if current economic trends continue, according to a Community Needs Assessment released this week by the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council. Over...
FHC Excellence and leadership posture Family Health Centers’ service area is primarily Okanogan County plus the Bridgeport Community in neighboring North Douglas County. We are committed to our mission of improving the health of our entire community. That is our bottom line. If in five years we...
There are more than 110,000 living with Alzheimer’s disease in our state and more than 348,000 family members and friends are acting as unpaid caregivers. Fellow Washingtonians who joined the more than 1,200 attendees at the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC, said...

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