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OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced its long-term ForWArd plan last month to help  maintain public safety and health as the state enters the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. DOH said the state has managed to achieve one of the lowest COVID death rates in the...
OLYMPIA - The Washington Coalition for Open Government (WashCOG)  has agreed to settle its lawsuit with the state of Washington and its Redistricting Commission for violating the state Open Public Meetings Act. The Commission today voted to accept the settlement, as well. The parties reached an...
Submitted by Dan Hansen, STCU NCW - Colleen Manley, who started her career as a teller and rose to CEO of the largest credit union headquartered in North Central Washington, died unexpectedly Monday from natural causes. Manley worked at CDFCU for 43 years, starting in 1979. She became president and...
NCW - Join us for North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days Jan. 18-20 and Feb. 9 designed to provide research- based information on key horticulture and pest management topics impacting your profitability in the short and long term. This year Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Day events will be hosted...
EAST WENATCHEE - The Chelan-Douglas Health District, in anticipation of the restructuring of its governing board in the new year, is accepting new board member applications from the public. The Health Board seeks at least six new members – community members living in Douglas and Chelan counties –...

The spotted lantern fly uses tree-of-heaven to complete its lifecycle.
NCW - State officials are seeking help from the public in mapping locations of an invasive plant called tree-of-heaven throughout October in hopes of stopping the introduction of the invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly.  The spotted lantern fly uses tree of heaven to complete its lifecycle and...
NCW  - NCW Libraries announced earlier this month that it is embarking on a $10 million, multi-year revitalization of 28 of its 30 branch libraries to ensure they are safe, accessible, welcoming spaces positioned to serve the diverse communities of North Central Washington for years to come. The...

Denise Sorom
On a Thursday morning last winter, we opened our database system here at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington to discover that one generous soul had made gifts to no less than 26 different funds over our online system. The donor supported 12 local non-profits, 10 scholarships, three...
EAST WENATCEE – Due to widespread misinformation and misunderstanding, your local healthcare agencies want to clarify some important information regarding the limited supply of monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatment.  Monoclonal antibody treatment provides a short-term, passive immune protection...

Russ Speidel, Attorney, Speidel Bentsen Law Firm
 Today we’d like to introduce you to the Charitable Remainder Unitrust, also known as the CRUT. CRUTs can be a donor’s best friend, providing them an income stream for life and allowing them to establish a legacy once they pass.  In 1995, an investment advisor called me for help. He had an elderly...

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