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State officials make it easier to access overdose reversal drug

OLYMPIA – Today Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy signed a statewide standing order for naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. The standing order works like a prescription and allows any person or organization in the state to get naloxone from a pharmacy.

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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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Seventh District state legislators Short and Maycumber recognized for ‘Jada’s Law’

OLYMPIA – Sen. Shelly Short and Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber have been recognized for their work on legislation to increase awareness of the process of matching those in need of bone-marrow transplants with potential donors.

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U.S. Rep. Newhouse honors Vietnam Veterans in Okanogan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, August 22, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) hosted a Vietnam veteran pinning ceremony in Okanogan. Vietnam-era veterans were encouraged to sign up to receive a service lapel pin and certificate of special congressional recognition in honor of their service and sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

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Congressman Dan Newhouse visits MVH to meet with county healthcare leadership

OMAK – U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse paid local healthcare leaders a visit on Thursday, Aug. 22, to discuss the challenges and other healthcare delivery-related issues in Okanogan County. Newhouse represents Washington’s Fourth Congressional District, which includes all of Central Washington.

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Chip seal work planned between Okanogan and Riverside on Highway 97

OKANOGAN – The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced that there will be chip sealing work on US 97 from Okanogan to Riverside.

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Lake Management District completes first milfoil applications in Osoyoos Lake

OROVILLE – The first summer of milfoil applications under the new Lake Management District (LMD) have been completed. There were four separate locations where these applications took place. All were in areas were areas that had not been previously treated for milfoil. Going from south to north areas treated were: 3.42 acres in the Okanogan [...]

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Okanogan County PUD board working on financial policy

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County PUD board discussed establishing a financial policy, including a proposal by staff on managing the rate stabilization fund.

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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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Missing 76-year-old located in Federal Way, Washington

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in looking for a missing person. Gail Smith is a 76- year-old male who has early onset of dementia.

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