Business

Rep. Joel Kretz (7th District)

Kretz proposes truth in labeling for USA beef

OLYMPIA – Go to any grocery store in the state and you’ll find beef products of all kinds – steak, roast, ground beef – proudly labeled as USA beef.

“Unfortunately, for consumers and our local beef industry, that’s just not true….

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Whitestone Pharmacy will soon open their doors in Tonasket

TONASKET- Whitestone Pharmacy held an Open House on Saturday, Dec. 7, welcoming the community to visit Tonasket’s new incoming pharmacy, located at 316 S. Whitcomb Ave, projected to open their doors sometime in January 2020.

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New video helps temporary ag workers and employers understand rights and responsibilities

TUMWATER — Every year, thousands of temporary agriculture workers come to Washington. They play a key role in one of the state’s biggest industries ̶ planting, growing, and harvesting crops like apples, berries, cherries and many other foods that are consumed here and shipped around the world.

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Okanogan County PUD Board continues to work on 2020 budget

OKANOGAN – Continuing their 2020 budget hearing, Okanogan County PUD commissioners heard about proposed items from engineering, construction and operations departments during meetings Nov. 4.

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Special meeting to discuss Tonasket Downtown Corridor Redevelopment Project

TONASKET – On Tuesday, Oct. 29, there will be a special meeting to discuss the “Perfect Passage” US97/Whitcomb Avenue Downtown Corridor Redevelopment Project from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tonasket City Hall.

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U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse

Rep. Newhouse Calls on USTR to elevate Washington apple access in India

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, calling on him to elevate Washington apple access in India by reducing tariff rates for U.S. apple growers.

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U.S. Sen. Maria-Cantwell

Sen. Cantwell announces $225K grant to bolster economic development for Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that the North Central Washington Economic Development District has been awarded a grant to implement a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.

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Economic Alliance accepting project applications

OMAK – The Economic Alliance Infrastructure Committee would like to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2020 Prioritization process for Economic and Community Development projects and Public Infrastructure projects within Okanogan County.

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Healthcare Executive and Legislative Summit deemed a success by those in attendance

OMAK – Mid-Valley Hospital organized a Healthcare Executive and Legislative Summit, co-sponsored by North Valley and Three Rivers hospitals at 12 Tribes Casino on July 25, 2019.

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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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