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Newhouse stops Biden Administration from banning gas stoves

WASHINGTON, D.C .  – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill on June 22, that will prohibit funds for the …

Changes coming to Confluence Health facility names

Wenatchee - Beginning July 1, Confluence Health transitioned its naming conventions for its hospitals and some other locations to increase clarity and allow for smoother services for patients. …

Editor’s note: Last March the Quad published a story about Medicaid recertification requirements in Washington state for the 3,210 Okanogan County residents covered by or eligible for Medicaid …

OLYMPIA – The NW Compact, an agreement with U.S. states and Canadian provinces to share resources, allows Washington DNR and its fire service partners to send heavy air tankers, engines, hand …

Chiwawa River Road closed just past Atkinson Flat Campground, due to flood damage

Chiwawa River Road #6200, located on the Wenatchee River Ranger District approximately 39 miles northwest of Leavenworth, is closed at milepost 18.2, just past Atkinson Flat Campground, due to a rock …

Employers begin deducting WA Cares premiums July 1

Starting July 1, employers will begin deducting premiums from Washington workers’ paychecks for the WA Cares Fund, the state’s new long-term care insurance program. Through paycheck …

Newhouse introduces legislation to support Central Washington winegrape growers

Wednesday, June 22, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Farm Crop Insurance Act alongside Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Alex Padilla …

Newhouse defends American farmland from foreign adversaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The week of June 12, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced an amendment to the Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations bill that will require the Secretary of …

Highway designation honors Vietnam veterans

TONASKET – A dedication held just prior to Memorial Day designated Highway20 in Okanogan County as “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.” The renaming was spearheaded by veterans from …

OLYMPIA - The Legislature adjourned its session in Olympia on April 23 on schedule. The 105-day session was a busy time for me as I continued as the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education …

Silence can be deadly

Many of those who battle addiction do so in silence. However, on occasion they are the ones with the biggest smiles and some of the kindest people. They are the ones who are always there for others …

Governor appoints longtime Wenatchee port commissioner to state Transportation Commission

OYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Janet “JC” Baldwin of Wenatchee to fill an open seat on the Washington State Transportation Commission. Baldwin is a small business owner and …

Payroll tax for long-term care program starts July 1

OLYMPIA - The WA Cares Fund, a new state-run, long-term care insurance program, will begin payroll deductions on July 1. Originally set to take effect in January 2022, the Legislature voted to delay …

Lawmakers successfully developed and approved operating, transportation, and capital budgets for the 2023-2025 biennium. In addition to the budgets, other laws were updated, including a much-needed …

Colchuck Peak Avalanche update

Sheriff Mike Morrison reported Monday, May 29, the body of Jeannie Lee, a 60-year-old climber from Bayside, New York was recovered from the base of Colchuck Peak. Lee was killed in an avalanche on …

Enough is Enough

Enough Is Enough (EIE) applauds the efforts of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to shine a national spotlight on the harms of social media, stating it presents "profound risk of harm' for …

WENATCHEE – NCW Tech Alliance is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the highly anticipated NCW Tech & STEM Showcase. Students and educators are invited to showcase their …

Goehner leads delegation to South Korea to discuss economic development, further international relations

12th District Representative Keith Goehner recently led a delegation of legislators to South Korea to strengthen international relations and get a firsthand look at economic development …

Leavenworth City Council moves forward with Ski Hill Sidewalk Project

The Leavenworth City Council met for their regular biweekly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 in City Hall. During this meeting, there were multiple presentations and reports from city …

Kim Schrier votes against patients with rare diseases

On Wednesday, May 24 Kim Schrier voted to block a bill that would have let vulnerable Americans who suffer from rare diseases have greater access to care that could save their …

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