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Detro leading Bull for Commissioner’s seat

OKANOGAN – Incumbent Okanogan County Commissioner Jim Detro is leading the ballot for Position 3 against challenger Salley Bull in the first ballot count of today’s General Election.

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IRIS to host ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit in Pateros

WENATCHEE – The Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship (IRIS) will showcase success stories from across the region when it teams up with partners to convene the ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit in Pateros on Thursday, Nov. 15. “Pateros Strong” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pateros school gym.

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OHA presents: Local Loon Tales a Highland Wonders event with Dan and Ginger Poleschook

TONASKET – On Friday, Nov. 2, Dan and Ginger Poleschook will return to the Highland Wonders education series to update our community on how our local loons have fared in the seven years since the Poleschook’s last presentation in Tonasket.

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Voter registration deadline for the 2018 General Election is Monday

OLYMPIA — More than 4.3 million Washingtonians have already received ballots to participate in the 2018 General Election, and thousands of eligible but unregistered voters have until Monday afternoon, Oct. 29, to join them and participate.

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Power outage south of Tonasket and Loomis area

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County PUD reports a that the electric utility is experiencing a power outage in areas south of Tonasket and Loomis.

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PUD Commissioners will hold 2019 Budget workshops

OKANOGAN – There will be Special Meetings for the Okanogan County PUD Board to review the proposed 2019 budget on Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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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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