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WENATCEE - Commuters using Link Transit buses on the Highway 97A corridor should expect rerouting and some delays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 12 due to a planned rock scaling project. All Route 21 trips will depart as scheduled, but trips affected by the...
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced last week that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. “This...
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...

Courtesy Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Torsten Watkins, 14-year-old local herpetologist.
WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is offering a series of free virtual presentations exploring some hidden aspects of our local ecosystems. On three consecutive Thursdays in March, experts will share fascinating information about our natural surroundings, followed by an opportunity for...
OKANOGAN - On March 8, TranGO launched a survey open through April, to gather information from the public about transportation needs, in order to evaluate existing service and prioritize schedules and routes over the next five years.       Kelly Scalf, CEO, stated, “We conducted a survey in 2015,...
StatePoint - If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that life can be unpredictable. Having sufficient life insurance can provide financial stability and security to loved ones during times of uncertainty. Forty-one million Americans say they need life insurance but don’t have it,...
StatePoint -Many people are avoiding in-person doctor’s visits to limit potential exposure to coronavirus -- or are simply ignoring health concerns altogether. However, when it comes to medical emergencies such as stroke, immediate medical attention is critical. The fifth leading cause of...

Courtesy BPT The AASM recommends that adults sleep at least seven hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being.
 BPT - According to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 85% of U.S. adults do not get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep every night. After a challenging and stressful year, the New Year provides Americans with the opportunity to refocus on the...

Courtesy photo A team of the leading fire blight research and extension scientists from across the nation will be working together to develop novel and effective management strategies.
  Members of the Tree Fruit Extension team have been working hard to secure federal funding for challenges facing the industry. They are part of national teams and represent $16.9 million in total federal support from the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The three projects will focus...
WENATCHEE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. Underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain...

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