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  OLYMPIA  – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order, directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order is in effect until Dec. 11 and requires health insurers to:  ...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) data report for today includes a backlog of cases. So, while we are reporting 6,277 new cases today, that number represents roughly three days’ worth of cases. The message from health officials with the Washington State Department of...
East Wenatchee - The COVID-19 case count for Chelan and Douglas counties this week climbed back to more than 200 cases per 100,000 people, a number the area has not seen since mid-September.   The current case count is at 240.4 cases per 100,000 people. In the last 14 days, the health district...
TUMWATER — Cleanup from recent wildfires will be a big job, one that could be made worse by unregistered contractors taking advantage of people at risk.   The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cautions homeowners to work only with registered contractors, and...
WENATCHEE, WA - Something new is on the horizon for shelter animals at Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) as a long awaited veterinary clinic expansion nears completion. Located next door to the shelter, the clinic will be a fully functioning veterinary clinic for shelter animals and a low cost...

According to experts at the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the global leader in de-escalation training for over 40 years, mentally preparing and practicing responses can best ensure non-confrontational experiences. Courtesy Statepoint
(StatePoint) Among mask mandates, social distancing, outspoken political views and personal challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened risk for public spaces turning into places of conflict. According to experts at the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the global leader in de...
OLYMPIA -- The federal government has made it easier for people to participate in the WIC program during the pandemic.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the waivers that allow the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to offer remote...
WENTCHEE - The North Central Educational Service District has been awarded a grant of $87,600 to establish connections and offer ongoing learning and resources to Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) caregivers in support of positive long-term outcomes for Okanogan County children and families...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Honoring those who served: On Wednesday, we celebrated Veteran’s Day in honor of all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Meeting, helping, and honoring veterans across Central Washington has been one of the most humbling parts of my job as your Representative in Congress...
METHOW VALLEY - The Community Foundation of NCW has received a $1.7M bequest that will support Methow Valley nonprofits in perpetuity through the Methow Valley Fund. The bequest came from Ken Westman, a long-time Methow Valley resident who cared deeply about providing charitable resources to...

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