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Olympia – The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions Division of Securities and Washington Attorney General's Office announced today participation in a consolidated nationwide enforcement action to halt a fraudulent precious metals scheme that has solicited $185 million from at...
OLYMPIA – While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, autumn brings with it another unwanted visitor – the flu. The presence of both viruses could put more people in the hospital and strain Washington’s health care system. While we don’t yet have a vaccine to prevent COVID-19...
NCW - The Washington Winegrowers Association and nine other regional and national organizations asked Congress to extend the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+)<https://www.farmers.gov/recover/whip-plus> to help grape growers and winemakers affected by recent wildfires.  ...
NCW - WSU Tree Fruit Extension will provide a variety of learning opportunities this fall and winter in order to continue to bring growers research-based information while maintaining your safety from Covid-19. Opportunities will include webinar series, intensive workshops, recorded trainings for...
NCW - Featuring distinguished speakers and a 140-plus booth trade show, WineVit™ has become the premier educational and networking opportunity for the Pacific Northwest grape and wine industry to see, taste, and experience the industry’s innovative approach.   Formerly known as the Winegrowers...
EAST WENATCHEE — At a special Board of Health (BOH) meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) Board voted to approve a request for assistance from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to identify an Interim Administrator to lead CDHD. Nathan Weed, Director of...
EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) reports four (4) additional deaths from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in Chelan County to 15, and seven (7) in Douglas County.  All individuals were Chelan County residents.  Three (3) of the individuals were males in...
OLYMPIA - Washington state voters may soon receive a postcard from the U.S. Postal Service encouraging voters to “plan ahead” for the Nov. 3 General Election. Among the recommendations is to request a mail-in or absentee ballot at least 15 days before Election Day.   The following...
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) today published new data related to COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing efforts in Washington state. These data will now be available for the public to view via PDF and updated weekly.   Results are available by week,...
TUMWATER — The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is proposing no increase in the average price employers pay for workers’ compensation insurance next year. If the proposal is adopted, this will be the first time in 20 years that workers’ compensation rates have dropped or stayed...

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