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OKANOGAN - As of mid-April, 41.7 percent of Chelan County households had returned their 2020 Census questionnaire, while 46.4 percent of Douglas County households had done so. Okanogan County, with a 23.8 percent response rate, is the least responsive of Washington’s 39 counties. Among cities in...
OLYMPIA – Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a free live webinar for new and small business owners on Tuesday, July 14, 2-...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 17, Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after Michael Crowder, President-elect of the National Association of Conservation Districts and General Manager of Barker Ranch in West Richland, was appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA...
WENATCHEE – On the heels of a $20,000 grant received last month from Microsoft and the Public Library Association to expand its Wi-Fi reach, the North Central Regional Library (NCRL) has been awarded two more grants to help the district respond to COVID-19 difficulties. “Both grants are funded...
WENATCHEE -- North Central Regional Library is seeking applications for a Douglas County representative for its Board of Trustees. Douglas County residents with a variety of skill sets, including but not limited to, communication, public relations, budgeting, policy review, and library science...
OKANOGAN - In accordance with RCW 29A.12.130 and WAC 434-335, a Logic and Accuracy test will be conducted on the Okanogan County vote counting equipment.  The test will be held in the Okanogan County Auditors Office at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 21.   At that time a “test deck” of ballots will be...

The FBI warns that cybercriminals are taking advantage of the current environment to steal personal information and money. /(c) SeventyFour / iStock via Getty Images Plus
StatePoint  - Americans are spending more time at home, which means they’re likely spending more time online. While their attention is focused on staying healthy, they shouldn’t forget to stay vigilant about cybersecurity either.  The FBI recently warned that cybercriminals are taking advantage of...
  OLYMPIA  Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine released this statement:   We are now more than two months into the COVID-19 crisis and have seen incredible and rapid changes in the states unemployment landscape. From record low unemployment in January and February...
  CAMP MURRAY — Immunization rates among children appear to be dropping during the COVID-19 pandemic. This leaves children and communities at risk.   Providers in Washington’s Childhood Vaccine Program reported they administered 30 percent fewer vaccines to 0-18 year olds in March of this year...
  OKANOGAN COUNTY - The state Department of Commerce has made additional funds available to help residents pay their energy bills through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Funds are first-come, first-served. Qualifying households could receive up to $500 in energy assistance if...

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