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WSU conference brings women in agriculture together to network and learn

WINTHROP – On Saturday, Jan. 25, the 2020 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii an unique opportunity to gather in 34 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical advice for learning new skills.

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Okanogan County Public Health issues Hepatitis A outbreak alert

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health is reporting four confirmed cases of Hepatitis A within Okanogan County.

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Looking back at 2019: News & Newsmakers

Editor’s Note: With last year in the rear view, we take a look back at just a few of the headlines from the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune that took place during 2019. G.A.D.

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City of Oroville adopts $10.1 million budget for 2020

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council adopted their 2020 operating budget in the amount of $10,121,550 at their Dec. 17 council meeting. The new budget is approximately $100,000 less than the current budget.

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Bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act passes the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a 260-165 vote.

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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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Free Thanksgiving Dinner offered by America’s Family Grill

NORTH COUNTY — America and Louis Perez and the staff of America’s Family Grill are inviting people to come join them for a free Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday, Nov. 28 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at their restaurant at 1518 Main Street in Oroville.

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Suspect in home invasion arrested with stolen property

OROVILLE – An Oroville man, suspected of breaking into an occupied Oroville home in the 400 block of Main Street last week was arrested when a search of his vehicle revealed he had property stolen from the home in his possession.

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Tonasket man charged with murder in connection to body found in trunk

OKANOGAN – A Tonasket man has been charged in the death of his wife, Angela M. Bowers, whose remains were found in the trunk of a burned out car in Aeneas Valley last June.

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