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This weekend, we set our clocks back one hour.  The Washington State Fire Marshal's Office reminds residents that this is also a great time to check that smoke alarms are operating properly.     According the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms save lives,...
OLYMPIA - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman issued the following statement after federal intelligence officials held a briefing announcing attempts from foreign actors to interfere in the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.   "Foreign adversaries are working around the clock to interfere in U....
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health submitted its interim vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the stated deadline of October 16, 2020.   This plan is Washington state’s response to the request from...
SEATTLE—A new $4 million fund to provide economic relief to immigrants in Washington state began accepting applications last week. The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund will distribute $1,000 per person (up to $3,000 per household) to Washington residents who are ineligible because of...
OLYMPIA – The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC to offer no-cost influenza (flu) vaccination for uninsured adults over the age of 18 to help prevent flu illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials are concerned that the presence of...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation and guidance memo today, Oct. 27 clarifying application of COVID-19 requirements for voters and for voting service operations, including county elections offices, county voting centers and student engagement HUBs throughout the state.  "The right...
Let’s Celebrate With the convergence of a full moon, a blue moon, Daylight Savings Time and plus the unprecendented events of this  year. Halloween 2020 will truly be one to remember. Much has changed but our love for fun, fright, is strong as ever. Celebrate in a safe, fun way. Pledge to...
NCW - Customers will be able to browse the shelves, access computer stations, read the newspaper, or pick up a DVD. The library district initially planned to open its libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties, which were all in Phase 2 or 3 of the governor’s reopening plan. But after...
WENATCHEE - During the month of October, Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is transforming its online adoption listings into the ‘Subaru Loves Pets Virtual Adoption Center’.  The month long virtual adoption center is part of the Subaru Loves Pets program and is presented by the ASPCA and...
OLYMPIA – While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, autumn brings with it another unwanted visitor – the flu. The presence of both viruses could put more people in the hospital and strain Washington’s health care system. While we don’t yet have a vaccine to prevent COVID-19...

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