Posts Tagged ‘North Central Washington’

2017 General Election Set Record-Low Voter Turnout

One month ago was General Election Day 2017. Locally, it included several city council, school board and fire district positions. Those decisions were made by a fairly small slice of the electorate, with voter turnout low across North Central Washington. In what’s called an “off election year,” only 26 percent of Chelan County voters returned…

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Stagnant Air Prompts Indoor, Outdoor Burn Ban For NCW

A forecast of cooling temperatures and stagnant air is prompting a Stage 1 burn ban for North Central Washington today through Wednesday. All outdoor burning and the use of stoves and fireplaces will be prohibited in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Okanogan Counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue…

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Patricia McCormick, Author of ‘Sold,’ Comes of NCW This Week

Bestselling young adult author Patricia McCormick is visiting high schools in the five-county area, as well as headlining a free community event in Wenatchee tonight at 5 p.m. She joined KOHO’s Dan Langager today on the KOHO Morning Show. McCormick is a journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults, and will be speaking primarily…

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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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