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WENTCHEE - The North Central Educational Service District has been awarded a grant of $87,600 to establish connections and offer ongoing learning and resources to Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) caregivers in support of positive long-term outcomes for Okanogan County children and families...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Honoring those who served: On Wednesday, we celebrated Veteran’s Day in honor of all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Meeting, helping, and honoring veterans across Central Washington has been one of the most humbling parts of my job as your Representative in Congress...
METHOW VALLEY - The Community Foundation of NCW has received a $1.7M bequest that will support Methow Valley nonprofits in perpetuity through the Methow Valley Fund. The bequest came from Ken Westman, a long-time Methow Valley resident who cared deeply about providing charitable resources to...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington today, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in urging visitors entering their...
  OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission, which shows disease transmission is happening at an accelerated pace across the entire state.   Report findings include: Disease...

Denise Sorom, Director of Philanthropy
Every year arts organizations throughout North Central Washington get a financial boost thanks to Fred Johnson.  Every year aspiring agriculture students receive scholarships thanks to Jane Lovejoy. Every year nonprofits throughout the Methow Valley will receive grants thanks to Ken Westman....

Bestselling author Tommy Orange Courtesy NCW Libraries
NCW - NCW Libraries and Wenatchee Valley College will host bestselling author Tommy Orange on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. for a virtual author talk as part of the NCW Virtual Reads author series. Tommy Orange is the author of There There, a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about the...
OLYMPIA  - With some early storms already here and full-fledged winter fast approaching, now is the time for travelers to make sure theyre prepared for winter driving. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles for...
OLYMPIA – Warning to health care professionals with Washington licenses: Beware of scammers falsely claiming to represent the Washington State Department of Health – and don’t send money to anyone without being certain of the recipient’s identity. That comes in the wake of at least two apparent...
OLYMPIA — With six days to go until the Nov. 3 General Election, the Office of the Secretary of State is reminding voters to return their ballots as soon as possible.   Voters are encouraged to return their ballots by placing them in any of the nearly 500 ballot drop boxes statewide. Drop...

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