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Senator Brad Hawkins
The Washington State Senate on March 6 voted 25-24 to pass Senate Bill 5096, a proposal that seeks to create a state income tax on capital gains. The Senate’s passage of this new tax is beyond disappointing, although not entirely unexpected. This proposal has been a concern of mine for the past...
EAST WENATCHEE/OLYMPIA – State Senate District 12 Senator Brad Hawkins was ecstatic at the news of Douglas County winning a multi-million dollar loan/grant combination from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) last week. The CERB approved $2,250,000 in low-...

Belen Gomez Courtesy OCLTRG
PATEROS – Chelan resident Belen Gomez joined the staff of the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) last February as a bi-lingual Disaster Case Manager. Gomez will first and foremost serve English as a Second Language individuals, families, and businesses who suffered losses in the...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee on March 18 announced that the statewide eviction moratorium will be extended through June 30, as well as upcoming vaccine eligibility expansion, including restaurant workers and Washingtonians 60 and older. He also announced that effective immediately, visitations at...

The entry wall in the future PTEEO entry measures five feet wide by three feet tall. Donors will help add their artistic selections to this space. Courtesy PTEEO
PATEROS -- The Pateros Treehouse Early Education Organization (PTEEO) has a vision of purchasing the Pateros Church of Christ facility and seeing children thrive and learn within its walls. Following two years of planning and negotiations, it is nearly a reality. “We are working hard to raise the...

City Administrator Jord Wilson Courtesy pateros.com
PATEROS – The city council approved a resolution setting public hearing date at 6 p.m., April 19, to discuss the “assumption of the rights, powers, functions, immunities, and obligations” for a Pateros Transportation Benefit District” during its regular monthly meeting on March 15. In August...

Bridgeport Mayor Janet Conklin Mike Maltais/QCH
BRIDGEPORT— City council members gathered for their first face-to-face regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, March 17 allowed under the state’s March 11 upgrade to Phase 3 of its Roadmap to Recovery plan. The 7 p.m. council was preceded by the latest meeting of the SR 173 Downtown Revitalization...

Wearing his late brother’s No. 6 jersey, Kelson Gebbers makes a pitch-out to running back Gio Nila during last Friday’s home game against Wahluke. Mike Maltais/QCH
Editor’s Note: Cade W. Gebbers, 19, of Brewster and a senior at Brewster High School passed away on March 17, 2021. The Gebbers family will hold a Celebration of Life to honor their son, Cade William Gebbers on Saturday, March 27 at the Brewster High School at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, they would...
    OLYMPIA  - The Yakima Valley has been selected for a six-week federal mass vaccination program that will used fixed and mobile operations to administer more than 1,000 doses a day. The White House announced Monday morning, March 22, the Federal Emergency Management...
OLYMPIA – With spring almost here drivers have just a few more weeks to remove studded tires from their vehicles. The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day Wednesday, March 31. Starting at midnight...

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