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OLYMPIA —The state’s leading small-business association recently named its Guardians of Small Business winners. “Ask every member of the Washington State Legislature if he or she is a friend of small business, and you will get 147 yesses,” said Patrick Connor, Washington state director for NFIB,...
OLYMPIA -- Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Public Health – Seattle & King County and Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) released a new report that shows reopening schools without taking preventative measures may lead to a significant increase of COVID-19 in the...
OLYMPIA -  The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $2,005,000 in low-interest loans and $1,170,000 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation and...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Public Works Board is accepting applications for broadband infrastructure construction grants and loans July 13, 2020 through September 9, 2020. Approximately $9.1 million is available for low-interest loans and $8.6 million for grants. Cities, towns, counties,...
Editors Note: The Business and Workers update is a weekly newsletter providing news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is compiled by the state Economic Resiliency Team (ERT), part of the Joint Information Center. Below is the...
OLYMPIA – On July 10 the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report, which shows COVID-19 transmission is still accelerating across most of the state as of the end of June.  The report highlights concerning COVID-19 trends in Spokane County, the...
The Washington Farm Bureau is helping to distribute 500,000 washable cloth face masks to farm employees across the state to help protect against the spread of COVID 19. They have enough supplies to allocate several masks per employee. These masks are provided and delivered at no cost to the farms...

Keith Goehner
NCW Media had a talk with 12th District incumbent State Representative Keith Goehner in early July. He faces Twisp’s Adrianne Moore in the race. Here are his answers to our questions:  NCW Media: When/if you are reelected, what actions would you want the state legislature to do to help...

Phil Fortunato
For Republicans who are unhappy with state politics the August 5 primary election will be critical. There are 15 candidates running for Governor in an attempt to unseat Jay Inslee who is running for a third term. Republicans have been unable to field a winning candidate for governor since...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee announced on July 8, the extension of the Safe Start proclamation (https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-25.6%20-%20COVID-19%20Safe%20Start-Stay%20Healthy%20%28tmp%29.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery) until August 6.   ...

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