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Candidate filing week is May 15-19

OLYMPIA -- Candidate Filing Week is May 15-19, and the Office of the Secretary of State is joining county elections offices across Washington to accept applications for public office.  …

This year’s 105-day legislative session adjourned on schedule on April 23 with the approval of all three budgets for 2023-2025. The operating budget at $69.8 billion, transportation budget at …

New WA law will bring dental care to underserved communities

Legislation passed in Olympia this year will provide more dental-care access to underserved communities. House Bill 1678 authorizes dental therapists to work in community health clinics or …

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Kim Schrier’s, M.D. (WA-08) bipartisan bill aimed at improving emergency services in rural communities on April …

Over $300K awarded at Flywheel Investment Conference

WENATCHEE – The 2023 Flywheel Investment Conference, held April 20, awarded over $300,000, bringing the total to over $1.3 million that has been awarded to Washington based companies through …

Landscaping underway on second Gamble Sands course

BREWSTER – The next evolution for the Gamble Sands golf course and destination resort will nearly double the size through the addition of a second, still-unnamed 18-hole course, expanded …

Ecology releases draft environmental review of options to rebuild Eightmile Lake Dam

LEAVENWORTH - How to repair a deteriorating, 90-year-old dam in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leavenworth is the subject of a draft environmental impact statement released today by the Washington …

Leavenworth’s Iconic “ Father Christmas” will always be remembered

David Severance and his twin sister Lynn were born in 1943 in Seattle, Washington. David had public service in his blood and upon graduating from High School in 1961, he joined the United States …

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently launched an updated Opioid and Drug Overdose Data dashboard that includes county level data on hospitalizations …

Environmental Restoration Grants open for 2023

OLYMPIA - Oil spills are a threat to human health, our environment, and economy. Washington has suffered many oil spills, large and small, that have had a lasting impact on our state. When oil is …

Three projects funded: Riverfront Park, Dryden Wastewater, Loop Trail

WENATCHEE - Chelan PUD set aside nearly $3 million from the utility’s Public Power Benefit Program to advance three projects: • Wenatchee Riverfront Park , $1.51 million: This project …

Smiley launches nonprofit Rescuing the American Dream

ARLINGTON, VA - On Wednesday April 18, Tiffany Smiley – nurse, veterans' advocate and former U.S. Senate candidate who ran a competitive campaign in deep blue Washington last election …

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined a group of 14 senators in introducing a resolution designating April 2023 as “Preserving and Protecting Local News …

Renewable Hydrogen receives statewide approval

It has been exciting to read about the progress Douglas County PUD has been making toward its Wells Hydrogen Project in East Wenatchee and the possibilities of our region accessing federal funds …

Spring launches projects and preparations for City Council

The Leavenworth City Council met for their biweekly regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11 in City Hall. The meeting began with discussion of the Affordable Housing Grant Agreement for Upper Valley …

Friends and Neighbors, The cherry trees are in bloom on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, and that usually means it is budget time in the legislative session. Recently all three House budgets - …

Detectives make arrest in local drug ring targeting youth

In 2022, the Columbia River Drug Task Force began receiving and collecting information from School Resource Officers and other sources of adult drug dealers providing a variety of drugs to juvenile …

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) announced on April 5 that Kristen Taylor, Managing Director/Investments with the firm’s Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated broker-dealer subsidiary, …

House-proposed capital budget, my bills, and the capital gains (income) tax

We're in the home stretch of the 2023 session. With just three weeks to go in April, the state's three main budgets—operating, transportation, and capital―are in the crosshairs of …

Central Basin Investigation Team, representing law enforcement agencies, gives update on shooting

This is an update to the officer-involved shooting that took place in Chelan County on March 28. The investigation is continuing into the officer-involved shooting incident that took place in …

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