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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...
    OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance this week for vehicle and vessel sales, and drive-in religious services allowed under the Safe Start Phase 1 recovery plan laid out earlier this week.   Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in...
  Camp Murray, WA — Washington State Department of Health officials are alarmed by reports of “coronavirus parties” in which uninfected people are mingling with COVID-19 positive individuals to try to contract the virus. “Gathering in groups in the midst of this pandemic can be incredibly...
  WENATCHEE - The Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility re-opened on Thursday, May 7, to the public   The facility was temporarily closed in March when Chelan County Public Works put COVID-19 precautions in place.   Located at 3612 Highway 97A, the facility’s regular hours are 9 a...
  KENNEWICK - The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) raised over $220,000 to support work on challenges in Washington’s wine industry. Called “Party + Auction”, the event drew nearly 500 wine industry leaders last week to a custom chef-designed dinner at the Toyota Center in...

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