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  OKANOGAN – Final results have been tabulated and certified by the Okanogan and Douglas county auditors for Washington state’s first Presidential Primary election on March 10 and, at the state level, delegates assigned in accordance with the statewide counts. A Washington State Democrats media...
  OMAK -  The Economic Alliance has created a short Business Impact survey due to our current economic situation. Please take the time to complete it. We need to hear directly from you how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your business, employees and bottom line. Please take 5-10 minutes to...
  BREWSTER – The Brewster Marketplace Pharmacy and True Value Hardware at 811 U.S. Highway 97 will soon have new owners with the recent announcement that Ag Supply Ace Hardware is purchasing the hardware side and Omak Pharmacy is acquiring the pharmacy business. While many details remain to be...
OKANOGAN - Okanogan County Public Health is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 today (March 27). This brings the total case count to three. The three cases are from two different communities in Okanogan County. These results lend support to our belief that COVID-19 is present throughout Okanogan...
  OKANOGAN - Okanogan County Sheriff's Office primary role in the COVID-19 “stay at home” order is to help educate people about how to comply with orders to stay at home.  I want to emphasize Enforcement means Engagement and Education. We are not being asked to detain, arrest, ticket or establish...
  These are scary and uncertain times.  We are being asked to keep a distance from our friends and fellow community members, we feel isolated at home, and we worry about the health and well-being of our friends and family. We wonder how the economy is going to rebound from all of this, and when...
BREWSTER - On March 23,  Governor Inslee gave a “stay home” order to all residents of Washington State, to combat the spread of COVID-19.  I want to inform the residents of Brewster how the Brewster Police department is implementing this order.   The primary role of the Brewster Police Department...

The Colville Confederated Tribes have posted signs like this one at the junction of U.S. 97 and Cameron Lake Loop Road at Monse to advise drivers that the Reservation is closed to all but essential traffic. /Mike Maltais QCH
NESPELEM – Following confirmation of the first reported COVID-19 cases in both Ferry and Okanogan counties the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) have closed the Colville Reservation effective Wednesday, March 25, to all visitors and non-essential traffic until further notice. A CCT media release...
OKANOGAN – After 78 negative test results for the COVID-19 infection and with 46 more pending, Okanogan County recorded its first positive case of COVID-19 late Tuesday afternoon, March 24. An advisory alert issued by Okanogan County Emergency Management (OCEM) said the Okanogan County Public...

Neal McKee
BREWSTER – When Brewster Food Bank board members and volunteers met on March 17 to discuss new social distancing and safety precautions for food distribution during the COVID-19 outbreak, they also touched on another topic on the horizon, the state’s new ban on plastic grocery store bags. Governor...

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