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Craig Carroll joins Rural & Farmworker Housing Board

YAKIMA – Craig Carroll has joined the Board of Directors of the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing (ORFH), the organization announced today. He brings experience in all aspects of agriculture, including past work as a seasonal farmworker, agricultural business outreach worker and more than two decades of orchard management.

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Autumn workshops for writers

WENATCHEE – Regional writers have a great opportunity to stretch themselves and aim high at Write On The River’s Autumn Writers Workshop, “Reaching Readers.” Past conference presenters Jason Brick and Rachel Letofsky will each offer a different perspective on effectively connecting with your audience, plus a personal meeting to discuss your partial manuscript with them.

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Emergency physicians provide Halloween safety tips for parents

WASHINGTON — It is estimated that more than 41 million children will trick-or-treat nationwide this Halloween. The nation’s emergency physicians offer a few tips to make sure that your child stays safe and that any fright is the fun kind – that doesn’t include a health scare or trip to the emergency department.

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Poor air quality can result in a burn ban

OLYMPIA – During the winter, a weather pattern called an inversion can trap stagnant air and unhealthy wood smoke close to the ground.

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Sheriff’s office looking for information on vehicle, equipment thefts

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office is seeking information on several stolen vehicles found in the serving of a search warrants in the Frosty Creek Road in Okanogan County,

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Okanogan County Commissioners lift burn ban

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Board of Commissioners lifted the countywide burn ban on Monday, Oct. 8 with Resolution 104-2018.

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Commissioner Franz Seeks $55 million to protect rural communities

TUMWATER – Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz today unveiled a request to double the state’s wildfire fighting budget. The $55 million wildfire spending plan will improve wildfire response and create healthier forests.

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Washingtonians reminded of impending voter-registration deadlines for November General Election

OLYMPIA — With Washington’s vote-by-mail ballots scheduled to be sent to registered voters statewide before Oct. 19, there are only a few days left to conveniently register online or by mail for the Nov. 6 General Election.

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Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office urges public to vote in K9 contest

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office canine, Havoc, and his handler, Sergeant Tait Everett, have been selected among 29 other finalists nationwide for the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Law Enforcement Giveaway. This contest affords the winner a fully-outfitted, K9-ready Chevrolet Tahoe for the Sheriff’s Office. To win, Sergeant Everett and K9 Havoc [...]

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Okanogan County first rural county in nation to provide opioid informaition via text

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health was recently awarded a small grant to create a program to make it easier for people to get information on localized services regarding opioids.

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