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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...

Courtesy BPT The AASM recommends that adults sleep at least seven hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being.
 BPT - According to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 85% of U.S. adults do not get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep every night. After a challenging and stressful year, the New Year provides Americans with the opportunity to refocus on the...

Courtesy photo A team of the leading fire blight research and extension scientists from across the nation will be working together to develop novel and effective management strategies.
  Members of the Tree Fruit Extension team have been working hard to secure federal funding for challenges facing the industry. They are part of national teams and represent $16.9 million in total federal support from the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The three projects will focus...
WENATCHEE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. Underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain...
The Washington Winegrowers Association annual convention, WineVit™, will be virtual with sessions spread out between March 9 and 18. Specific session times, dates, and speakers will be posted soon. The virtual event will provide cutting-edge presentations, networking opportunities, information...
OLYMPIA – A correction in a COVID data reporting error has allowed the six-county South Central Region that includes Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, and Columbia counties to move into Phase 2 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. A Feb. 14 media release...

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