Posts Tagged ‘North Central Washington’

Fall Prescribed Burning Getting Underway in NCW

Fire season is winding down. While our region and much of the Pacific Northwest was inundated with wildfire smoke this summer, Forest Service and state officials are on a public awareness campaign to highlight when fires and smoke are a good thing. Prescribed burning operations will begin in the coming days, to train agencies and…

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New Study Finds Eastern Wash. Facing Nursing Shortage, Suggests Solutions

Nurses work long hours, on their feet most of their shift and now a new study shows they’re woefully understaffed in Washington State. These factors also contribute to higher-than-average work-related stress levels. Some say simply adding more nurses seems like the solution, but how to do that and can it be achieved in our area?…

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Community Foundation of NCW Awards Over Half Million Dollars in Scholarships

In its largest scholarship award total, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington awarded over $542,800 in scholarships to 152 students across the region. The Community Foundation manages 97 unique scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and businesses that feel passionate about helping students ease the financial burden of pursuing a college degree, said Beth Stipe, their…

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Despite Late Start, Cherry Harvest on Track to Meet Consumer Demand

Jon DeVaney, President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show for an update on this year’s cherry harvest. DeVaney said the crop this year could be a near-record. And with a large harvest, labor is tight, but manageable, he said, and even though the harvest started late…

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