Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Jay Inslee’

Statewide Emergency Declaration, More Campfire Bans – NCW Morning Fire Update Wed., Aug. 1

Photo: Cougar Creek Fire, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest The Cougar Creek fire, burning in heavy timber, snags, and logs up the Entiat Valley, is still zero percent contained, according to Forest Service officials. The fire footprint is 800 acres of steep, inaccessible terrain, making it difficult for ground crews to reach the lightning-caused blaze. Northwest Interagency…

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Gov. Inslee Tours Wenatchee, Quincy Talking Broadband Internet Access

Governor Jay Inslee toured Central Washington this week to talk about improving broadband technology in the state. He told KOHO he wants to promote the vision statement that the state needs to provide broadband access to all its citizens: On Wednesday, the Governor traveled to Pomeroy and Pullman. Thursday he was in Chewelah, Quincy and…

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Gov. Inslee Speaks At Fire Adapted Communities Conference In Wenatchee

Governor Jay Inslee was in Wenatchee Wednesday night to hear from the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network. They talked about their experiences in ensuring their homes and communities are prepared for fire response and mitigation. The Network held their reception at Pybus Public Market, after a week of various learning exercises throughout the county. Speakers…

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Wenatchee Designated ‘Opportunity Zone’ By Gov. For Increased Investment

Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about how the City of Wenatchee and surrounding areas of Chelan County received an Opportunity Zone designation from the Governor’s office this week. The application was submitted by the city and the Port of Chelan County. The new Opportunity Zone designations represent…

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City of Leavenworth Update – Mayor Cheri Farivar

Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Farivar joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about a bill sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins and signed by Gov. Jay Inslee last week allowing the city to burn some yard waste despite its location within the state’s apple maggot quarantine zone. The city’s brush drop-off site opens next…

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Making Sense of Legislators’ Quick Passage, Gov.’s Fast Veto of Public Records Bill

A controversial public-records disclosure bill gets passed quickly by lawmakers. The Governor’s pen then put a stop to it going any further. Marcus Bellissimo reports. Following a week of pressure from citizens, newspapers and others, Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday night vetoed a controversial public-records bill that state lawmakers hurriedly approved last week. Inslee’s veto came…

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