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Daniel Anderman receives Special Olympic Award

Special Olympics Washington athlete from Leavenworth Daniel Anderman who is on the  Icicle Trackers Team is an Inspiration for the Upper Valley Connection - Enriching the lives of our special …

Cridlebaugh hired as new Chelan County economic services director

WENATCHEE- Chelan County commissioners announce the hiring of Ron Cridlebaugh of Quincy, who will fill a newly created administrator position titled economic services director. Cridlebaugh …

NCW Libraries Now Offers Light Therapy Lamps

NCW Libraries has added a collection of light therapy lamps to its Library of Things. The HappyLight Touch Plus lamp provides UV-free light with 10,000 lux intensity with adjustable brightness …

Statewide ‘Move Over, Slow Down’ campaign

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is partnering with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the Towing and Recovery Association of Washington (TRAW), and the …

Hawkins issues statement on passage of Senate's drug possession bill

OLYMPIA -  The Washington State Senate on March 3 approved Senate Bill 5536, sponsored by Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett. It represents the first major step this legislative session to address a …

SPOKANE – The U.S. Marshals Service-led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of a man charged in the …

Leavenworth City Council explores switching to groundwater

The Leavenworth City Council gathered on January 28 for their regular biweekly meeting. The council sought to discuss multiple topics relating to approvals needed in different departments. The …

April Watson Named 2023 Royal Lady

Leavenworth is in her blood! Our small Alpine village, the gem of the valley, is most certainly an echo of April Watson. She lights up when she speaks about our town, explaining how she feels so …

Hawkins' Regional Sports Complex bill approved by Senate

OLYMPIA — After successfully advancing through three Senate committees this session, Senate Bill 5001, sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins, has been approved unanimously by the Washington State …

Rep. Schrier introduces bipartisan bill to improve rural health care access

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) recently introduced the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act. This bipartisan bill aims to improve access to …

WENATCHEE - The Columbia River Drug Task Force (CRDTF) reports a long-term human trafficking investigation that has resulted in the service of five search warrants at various locations across the …

What you need to know about upcoming Medicaid changes

NCW - On April 1, the Washington State Health Care Authority anticipates returning to normal operations and begin to mail renewal notices to confirm the eligibility of Medicaid (Apple Health in …

Newhouse Introduces legislation to strengthen Tribal Law Enforcement, address MMIW Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), alongside Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Sharice Davids (D-KS), introduced the Bridging Agency Data Gaps & Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native …

House Page Program

The page program is an excellent opportunity for students to take part in the legislative process. Students assist the House of Representatives with duties including serving on the chamber floor, …

Three people die in avalanche area of Colchuck Peak (updated)

Sheriff Mike Morrison reports on February 22 no rescuers were sent into the avalanche scene near Colchuck Peak. Two avalanche experts from Northwest Avalanche Center deployed to the Colchuck area to …

Washington’s K-12 school funding and the rising costs of expanded services

 Washington state supports over 1.1 million students in its public schools by providing funding to each school district based on enrollment. Our state Constitution designates education as our …

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Zoom Virtual Town Hall event Rep. Mike Steele, and I held Feb. 1. We had over 150 people online from all regions of the 12th District. It was good to …

Three climbers killed on Colchuck Peak

LEAVENWORTH - Sheriff Mike Morrison reports on February 20, Deputies were contacted at the CCSO Leavenworth substation about an avalanche that occurred near Colchuck Lake the previous day. The …

Washington Legislature continues its focus on housing

Access to affordable housing continues to be a challenge in the 12 th District and throughout Washington state, impacting families and employers. The needs for housing are different in different …

Chelan Board of Commissioners adopts 12 zoning related ordinances

The Chelan County Board of Commissioners met for a public hearing on January 31 and continued on February 7 to further discuss zoning and proposed Urban Growth Area Amendments. The proposed …

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