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From the Douglas County Sheriff's Facebook page at approximately 12 p.m. - Tuesday, August 15 BRIDGEPORT - The Douglas County Sheriff's office is asking the public to shelter in …

Public Artificial Intelligence Expo scheduled for August 17

WENATCHEE - The 2023 AI (Artificial Intelligence) Expo, hosted collaboratively by the NCW Tech Alliance, North Central ESD, and the Apple STEM Network, will be held from 12:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, …

Three Rivers Hospital levy heads for majority approval

OKANOGAN – The third official count of votes from the August Primary Election show little difference from the initial count on August 1 with respect to the approval margin by Okanogan County …

NCW Media Inc., a prominent media company in North Central Washington, has finalized the sale of its five well-established local newspapers to Ward Media LLC, owned by Terry Ward and Amy Yaley. The …

(Editor’s note: Quotes in the following story about the July 24 meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Okanogan County (BOCC) are taken from notes provided by Okanogan County Watch …

Kindness Counts: People making NCW a better place to live

WENATCHEE — Charles Dickens published his classic A Christmas Carol in December 1943. The masterpiece’s opening stave shows Fred exhorting his Uncle Scrooge to view Christmas as the only …

Three Rivers Hospital levy shows early approval

BREWSTER – Initial results from the first count of August 1 primary election ballots by the Okanogan County Auditor show the renewal of Three Rivers Hospital’s (TRH) the one-year …

County unemployment numbers for June 2023 released

OLYMPIA - The BLS estimates Washington’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2023 is 3.8 percent. The revised estimated May 2023 unemployment rate is 4.1 percent. …

Speaking to kids about drugs has become critical

Drug education and prevention work; it's proven effective. Parents' or caregivers' early conversations with their kids make a real difference. Amid the opioid epidemic, these …

Broadband Action Team meeting discusses ongoing developments

OKANOGAN – Despite the smaller than usual attendance at the monthly meeting of the Broadband Action Team (BAT) on July 27, the group continues to make headway in its goal to bring broadband …

Sheriff Budrow requests sales tax increase to fund public safety

(Editor’s note: Quotes in the following story about the July 17 meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Okanogan County (BOCC) are taken from notes provided by Okanogan County Watch …

Three Rivers Board approves new hospital resolution for November ballot

BREWSTER – The board of directors of Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, July 26, approved a resolution that will appear on the November 7 Special …

Newhouse helps lead legislation to secure American elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) helped introduce the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act alongside House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Administration …

Bridgeport council approves Berryman Park upgrade contract

BRIDGEPORT – City Planner Kurt Danison advised the Brigeport City Council of the latest development regarding funds for upgrading Berryman Park that have “gone from red, to yellow, and - …

Brewster council addresses hydro event, accessory dwelling units

BREWSTER – Jim Labrie, director of last year’s first Brewster hydro races, addressed the regular meeting of the Brewster City Council last Thursday, July 20, about this year’s …

Bruce Henne replaces George Brady on Pateros Council

PATEROS – The Pateros City Council swore in its newest member during opening proceedings of its regular monthly meeting on July 17. Bruce Henne took the oath of office from city clerk-treasurer …

Bridgeport denies downtown auto sales amendment

BRIDGEPORT – All seats were occupied at the regular monthly meeting of the Bridgeport City Council meeting last Wednesday, July 19, as city residents weighed in during a second public hearing …

Pateros votes “No” on Airbnb nightly rentals

PATEROS – Nearly two dozen residents turned out to voice support or opposition of nightly rentals at a public hearing held at the regular monthly meeting of the Pateros City Council on July 17. …

Five win medals at Tri-Cities jiu jitsu tournament

PATEROS – A group of young five-to 10-year-old grapplers from Northwest Elite made a strong debut in their first jiu jitsu tournament at Tri-Cities last month, bringing home 10 medals between …

Three Rivers Hospital seeks renewal of levy to fund emergency room

BREWSTER  – As Three Rivers Hospital looks to 2024, they have decided to ask voters to consider renewing a one-year property tax levy. “We appreciate the previous support of our …

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