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STATE POINT - The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging Americans to get vaccinated as soon as they’re eligible and continue precautions against COVID-19 infection. But patients have many questions.   “For more than a year, physicians and public health officials have asked us to...
BPT - You feel it again - that nagging back pain. Or maybe it’s an earache that won’t go away. With COVID-19 restrictions making many of us reluctant to leave the comforts of home, it’s good to know there are other ways to see your health care provider and get your medical questions answered....
Editors Note: Every year, National Nurses Week kicks off on May 6. The celebration continues all week, culminating on May 12 – Florence Nightingale’s birthday, and International Nurses Day. The celebration has evolved over the years into a weeklong event; but International Nurses Day was first...
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...

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