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EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) reports two additional deaths from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in Chelan County to 31, and seven in Douglas County. Both deaths were Chelan County residents: a female in her 90s and a male in his 70s. The Health...
OLYMPIA – On Dec. 8  Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional economic supports for workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inslee also announced a three-week extension of the state’s current restrictions which will now be in place until January 4, 2021.   The three-week...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee on Dec. 13  announced the authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. The governor was joined for the announcement by workgroup members Drs. Ed Marcuse and John Dunn and State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy. The...
NCW - The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $735,725 in grants to several nonprofit organizations through grant programs and community partnerships. The foundation’s grant programming has been retooled to focus on providing stability for nonprofits who have been impacted by Covid-19....
OKANOGAN VALLEY - A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, for the Okanogan Valley, including the communities of Riverside, Omak, Okanogan and Malott. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice. The Washington...
OLYMPIA - Small businesses struggling to survive the impact of COVID-19 can apply now for up to $20,000 in a new round of $50 million in state Working Washington grants. Priority is focused on businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 and those most impacted by the recent...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee on Dec. 2 updated restrictions for religious and faith based organizations. The update clarifies that religious and faith-based organizations can hold outdoor services with up to 200 individuals, regardless of location, so long as physical distancing is followed and face...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), announced on Nov. 30,  the launch of WA Notify, a simple, anonymous exposure notification tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19. By adding WA Notify to their smartphones, Washington residents will be alerted...
OLYMPIA–Recreation and conservation lands managed by local, state and federal governments now can be viewed easily online in a new mapping application, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced recently. The Public Lands Inventory Web app displays more than 18.8 million acres of public...
The Medication Education & Disposal Project (MED-Project) launched a statewide program to offer Washington State residents free services to dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicine safely and conveniently. MED-Project provides Washington State residents convenient, year-round...

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