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State Parks Boating Program urges stand up paddleboarders to wear life jacket, leash

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks Boating Program is urging stand up paddleboarders to be safe on the water by always wearing a life jacket and leash.

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Neal Edward Newman Sr.

Neal Edward Newman Sr. was born June 12, 1952 to John and Eileen (Frost) Newman in Stuart, Nebraska. He was the middle son in a family of seven boys.

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Colville Tribes plan Cultural Salmon Release

GRAND COULEE – The Colville Confederated Tribes is hosting their second Cultural Salmon Release on the east side of Grand Coulee Dam on Friday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m.

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Community Foundation of NCW welcomes new trustees

The Community Foundation of NCW says it is pleased to announce five new members joining its Board of Trustees: Diane Blake, Chris Goetz, Jesus Hernandez, Evan McCauley and Dr. Doug Wilson.

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Music in the Park in Tonasket

TONASKET – This Friday’s Music in the Park will feature Waterfall, Hippies on Vacation and Steve Kinzie starting at 6 p.m. in History Park. The free concerts are sponsored by the Community Cultural Project of Tonasket.

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Fire danger, precaution level increases in Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following increases in fire danger and industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands.

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Five Okanogan County wastewater treatment plants recognized by Ecology

OLYMPIA – Wastewater treatment plant operators play a critical role in keeping Washington’s waters clean. Treatment plants deal with everything we dump down the drain or flush down the toilet.

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Cantwell, Newhouse welcome relief for Washington cherry growers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the details of a $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agriculture producers affected by unjustified retaliatory tariffs by China. The Market Facilitation Program, which provides direct payments and financial relief to producers, included aid for Northwest cherry growers, thanks to a provision secured by Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA).

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Fire danger increases, campfire restrictions in effect Aug. 1

As fire danger increases across the dry slope of the Cascades in Washington, visitors to national forest lands from Naches to the Methow Valley will be required to limit potential ignition sources like campfires starting Thursday August 1, 2019.

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In support of salmon recovery, Ecology seeks feedback on proposed rule changes

OLYMPIA – Snake and Columbia river hydropower dams may soon be allowed to spill more water over the dams at crucial times to help juvenile salmon migration. The Washington Department of Ecology is proposing to change the water quality standard for Total Dissolved Gas during the spring spill season on the two rivers.

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