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OLYMPIA - Updated applications have been released for First Draw and Second Draw PPP loans. PPP applications must go through participating PPP lenders, who then route them to the SBA for approval. Per this guidance, the SBA continues to call upon our lending partners to assist eligible borrowers...
WENATCHEE - The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival (WSABF) is doing a Fundraiser to offset cost for the “virtual’ Royalty Selection Pageant. Since there will be no audience the Festival thought it would be a great support for the candidates to have “Fan Cutouts” in the audience. Cost is $...

(c) nd3000 / iStock via Getty Images Plus For better overall health and wellness, make 2021 the year your family adopts great digital habits.
(StatePoint) As we head into 2021, adults and kids alike may still be enjoying the excitement of digital devices received as gifts over the holidays. However, the new year is always a great time for a reset, so alongside those new devices, consider adopting some new digital habits.  Here are...

Before the COVID-19 crisis began, one in nine people, including 10 million children, already lived in a food insecure household. Courtesy Statepoint
(StatePoint) - Millions of people nationwide face hunger every holiday season. And this year, the COVID-19 pandemic thrust even more Americans into this vulnerable position. Before the COVID-19 crisis began, one in nine people, including 10 million children, already lived in a food insecure...

Courtesy StatePoint When it comes to midsized and small businesses, the importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining a tech-savvy workforce has never been so clear, according to a new survey.
(STATEPOINT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how business gets done. And when it comes to midsized and small businesses, the importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining a tech-savvy workforce has never been so clear, according to a new...
(StatePoint) - As the pandemic continues to affect Americans across the country, many are facing financial hardship. For homeowners with a Freddie Mac loan, COVID-19 mortgage assistance is available in the form of “forbearance,” which temporarily suspends or reduces your mortgage payment...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that in less than three weeks, more than 1.5 million people activated WA Notify, a simple, anonymous exposure notification tool that uses smartphones to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The number of WA Notify users puts...
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – Small nonfarm businesses in 13 Washington counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is updating quarantine guidance for some travelers and planning to test flight crews arriving from some countries where a new variant of COVID-19 is circulating. On Dec. 21, Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation requiring all people...
Statewide Response  Updates Newest numbers. The Department of Health reported a total of 209,344 confirmed cases as of 11:59 pm on December 16. There have been 3,117 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the most recent tally of cases by county, demographics, and more, visit the...

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