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Send a heartfelt thank you note this holiday season.
STATEPOINT - Those who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others are rarely in it for recognition. However, in this especially challenging year, the holiday season is a perfect time to not just show these selfless people your appreciation, but also take inspiration from their...
StatePoint - When planning your holiday menu, consider selecting one ingredient to be the star of the show. Not only is this a good way to simplify your shopping list during a busy time of year, it will unify your meal with complementary flavors. Need some inspiration? Consider sweet tea. Not...

As part of its ongoing education efforts, First Alert is partnering with fire departments and safety organizations throughout the country to bring awareness to the importance of replacing carbon monoxide alarms as they expire.
NCW  – From Seattle to Spokane, Washingtonians have been protected for years, thanks to carbon monoxide (CO) protection measures put in place statewide in 2013. That year, Washington began requiring CO alarms in all types of residences. Since then, countless lives have been saved from the...
  OLYMPIA  – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order, directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order is in effect until Dec. 11 and requires health insurers to:  ...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) data report for today includes a backlog of cases. So, while we are reporting 6,277 new cases today, that number represents roughly three days’ worth of cases. The message from health officials with the Washington State Department of...
East Wenatchee - The COVID-19 case count for Chelan and Douglas counties this week climbed back to more than 200 cases per 100,000 people, a number the area has not seen since mid-September.   The current case count is at 240.4 cases per 100,000 people. In the last 14 days, the health district...
TUMWATER — Cleanup from recent wildfires will be a big job, one that could be made worse by unregistered contractors taking advantage of people at risk.   The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cautions homeowners to work only with registered contractors, and...
WENATCHEE, WA - Something new is on the horizon for shelter animals at Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) as a long awaited veterinary clinic expansion nears completion. Located next door to the shelter, the clinic will be a fully functioning veterinary clinic for shelter animals and a low cost...

According to experts at the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the global leader in de-escalation training for over 40 years, mentally preparing and practicing responses can best ensure non-confrontational experiences. Courtesy Statepoint
(StatePoint) Among mask mandates, social distancing, outspoken political views and personal challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened risk for public spaces turning into places of conflict. According to experts at the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the global leader in de...
OLYMPIA -- The federal government has made it easier for people to participate in the WIC program during the pandemic.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the waivers that allow the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to offer remote...

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