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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is taking steps to improve the First Draw Paycheck Protection Program loan review so that small businesses have as much time as possible to access much needed PPP funds. The Biden-Harris Administration is focused on ensuring small...
WENATCHEE - NCW Libraries is seeking applicants for a new Teen Library Council that will help develop programs and resources for teens across North Central Washington. Youth in grades 8-12 who live in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and Ferry counties are eligible to apply for the volunteer...

With seniors more isolated than ever due to the pandemic and stimulus checks being sent to millions of Americans nationwide, experts suggest that seniors and their families be extra vigilant. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Daisy-Daisy / iStock via Getty Images Plus
(StatePoint) - Social isolation among seniors is not only linked to numerous negative health consequences like depression and cardiovascular disease, but it’s also a primary contributing factor in financial exploitation and scams. Estimated to affect one in 10 older adults and cost billions...

Learning to play an instrument requires a time commitment, so actually schedule a daily practice session -- at least 30 minutes -- in your planner or calendar. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) m-imagephotography / iStock via Getty Images Plus
(StatePoint) - Have you been wanting to learn to play an instrument for a long time? Let the New Year be your motivation to finally take the plunge. Here are some top tips for getting started and for sticking with it: • Schedule practice sessions: Learning to play an instrument requires a...
OLYMPIA – Today, Jan. 26, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced the appointment of Mr. Dan Laster as Director of the COVID-19 Vaccine Action Command and Coordination System (VACCS) Center to create public-private partnerships. In this role, Mr. Laster will tap into the unique...
OLYMPIA - Serve Washington invites you to share volunteer stories about individuals, organizations and communities who met the challenge helping neighbors and building community.   Neighbors lending a hand, community activists, and volunteers make a difference in our communities every day...
WENATCHEE - The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce that $561,189 has been raised to benefit 60 non-profit organizations across the region through Give NCW.  Give NCW is an annual online fundraising campaign hosted by the Community Foundation that begins Thanksgiving Day through...
Dear ALTSA Partner, We wanted to let you know about a new tool available to all Washingtonians. ALTSA, in partnership with BellAge, Inc., has launched CV19 CheckUp, a free, anonymous and personalized online tool that evaluates an individual’s risks associated with COVID-19 based on their life...

Heat gain and loss through windows account for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Courtesy Statepoint
(StatePoint) - As temperatures fall outside, it’s time to get ready for the chillier months ahead. Most homeowners want to keep their home cozy and their heating bills low during the winter, but struggle to keep the warmth in and the cold air out. Weatherizing can seem daunting, but there are many...

After a challenging and stressful year, the New Year provides Americans with the opportunity to refocus on the importance of making healthy sleep a priority. Courtesy BPT
(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 importance...

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