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OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington today, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in urging visitors entering their...
  OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission, which shows disease transmission is happening at an accelerated pace across the entire state.   Report findings include: Disease...

Denise Sorom, Director of Philanthropy
Every year arts organizations throughout North Central Washington get a financial boost thanks to Fred Johnson.  Every year aspiring agriculture students receive scholarships thanks to Jane Lovejoy. Every year nonprofits throughout the Methow Valley will receive grants thanks to Ken Westman....

Bestselling author Tommy Orange Courtesy NCW Libraries
NCW - NCW Libraries and Wenatchee Valley College will host bestselling author Tommy Orange on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. for a virtual author talk as part of the NCW Virtual Reads author series. Tommy Orange is the author of There There, a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about the...
OLYMPIA  - With some early storms already here and full-fledged winter fast approaching, now is the time for travelers to make sure theyre prepared for winter driving. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles for...
OLYMPIA – Warning to health care professionals with Washington licenses: Beware of scammers falsely claiming to represent the Washington State Department of Health – and don’t send money to anyone without being certain of the recipient’s identity. That comes in the wake of at least two apparent...
OLYMPIA — With six days to go until the Nov. 3 General Election, the Office of the Secretary of State is reminding voters to return their ballots as soon as possible.   Voters are encouraged to return their ballots by placing them in any of the nearly 500 ballot drop boxes statewide. Drop...
This weekend, we set our clocks back one hour.  The Washington State Fire Marshal's Office reminds residents that this is also a great time to check that smoke alarms are operating properly.     According the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms save lives,...
OLYMPIA - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman issued the following statement after federal intelligence officials held a briefing announcing attempts from foreign actors to interfere in the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.   "Foreign adversaries are working around the clock to interfere in U....
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health submitted its interim vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the stated deadline of October 16, 2020.   This plan is Washington state’s response to the request from...

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