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The spotted lantern fly uses tree-of-heaven to complete its lifecycle.
NCW - State officials are seeking help from the public in mapping locations of an invasive plant called tree-of-heaven throughout October in hopes of stopping the introduction of the invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly.  The spotted lantern fly uses tree of heaven to complete its lifecycle and...
NCW  - NCW Libraries announced earlier this month that it is embarking on a $10 million, multi-year revitalization of 28 of its 30 branch libraries to ensure they are safe, accessible, welcoming spaces positioned to serve the diverse communities of North Central Washington for years to come. The...

Denise Sorom
On a Thursday morning last winter, we opened our database system here at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington to discover that one generous soul had made gifts to no less than 26 different funds over our online system. The donor supported 12 local non-profits, 10 scholarships, three...
EAST WENATCEE – Due to widespread misinformation and misunderstanding, your local healthcare agencies want to clarify some important information regarding the limited supply of monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatment.  Monoclonal antibody treatment provides a short-term, passive immune protection...

Russ Speidel, Attorney, Speidel Bentsen Law Firm
 Today we’d like to introduce you to the Charitable Remainder Unitrust, also known as the CRUT. CRUTs can be a donor’s best friend, providing them an income stream for life and allowing them to establish a legacy once they pass.  In 1995, an investment advisor called me for help. He had an elderly...
OKANOGAN – Primary Election Day. August 3. Here are a few things to remember about your ballot.     •    The ballot envelope must be signed     •    If you mail your ballot, postage is paid. Check with your local Post Office for cutoff times to get your ballot postmarked properly. The Auditors...
NCW - Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington will distribute vouchers to qualified seniors who reside in Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan counties on a first come, first serve basis during the month of June. Qualifications for the 2021 voucher program • You must be 60...

Courtesy Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council
NCW - The Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council is offering a rent assistance program to qualifying individuals and households in Chelan and Douglas county. The program offers financial assistance for a combination of rent and utility arrears, current rent and utility payments, future rent...
WENATCHEE - Link Transit will continue to operate all routes fare-free through at least June 2022, with the Link Board approving a pilot project at its May meeting. The policy is intended to help attract riders back to the system, which has seen about a 25 - 30 percent drop in boardings since the...
WENATCHEE — Our Valley Our Future and NCW Libraries have partnered on an upcoming series  of online forums centered on what people see as the greatest needs in their community, and  what ideas they have to make life better for all.  Information gleaned from the forums will help shape Our...

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