Emergency declared by Okanogan County Commissioners

OKANOGAN – Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Okanogan County Commissioners have passed Resolution 45-2020 and declared an emergency in Okanogan County.

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WVC extends closure of both campuses until March 30

WENATCHEE -Wenatchee Valley College has extended the closure of both campuses to students and the public until Monday, March 30. The closure was originally expected to last until March 20.

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Walter ‘Casey’ Zachman Jr.

Walter Edward Zachman Jr., better known to friends and family as Casey, passed away on March 7, 2020. He was born on March 18, 1960 to Wally and Neva Zachman in Tonasket, Washington.

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Gov. Jay Inslee

Governor unveils plans to help workers, renters and small businesses amid COVID-19 outbreak

Economic assistance to workers, renters and small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak will be provided by Governor Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 response plan..

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North County School Districts putting plans in place

NORTH COUNTY – Tonasket and Oroville School closed their doors to students and staff at the end of the school day Monday, March. 17. Both schools have slightly different approaches to how they will operate durning the closure which goes until at least April 24.

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WVC moves classes online, suspends large on-campus events

WENATCHEE – Wenatchee Valley College leadership made the decision to move the majority of classes online through the end of the academic year and to suspend all on-campus events involving more than 20 people.

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Gov. Inslee statement on statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and limits on size of gatherings expanded

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight that further expands protections against COVID-19.

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U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse

Newhouse votes to support Coronavirus Response Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the statement below following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to combat Coronavirus and after voting to support H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

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Add public libraries to the list of closures

WENATCHEE – Barbara Walters, Executive Director of North Central Regional Library announced Friday evening that all libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties will be closed starting Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m.

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Gov. Inslee expands school closures across Washington state

OLYMPIA – On March 13, 2020, in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Governor Jay Inslee took the following action:

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Okanogan County votes Trump and Sanders in primary

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County voters cast their ballots in favor of the incumbent president, Donald Trump on the Republican ticket and Bernie Sanders on a crowded Democratic ticket in the March 10 primary election.

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