Initiatives to bring new businesses and jobs to rural areas can take many forms – including public and private entities working together towards a shared goal. A vision 15 years in the making by Chelan County developers is finally complete.
The new Cashmere Mill Business Park was dedicated yesterday with leaders from throughout the region.…Read More
The Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties have started the process of a functional consolidation – essentially merging their staffs into a single organization.
Chelan County Port Executive Director Jim Kuntz told KOHO they’re on track to finish the merger by January 1.
The Port is also welcoming Governor Jay Inslee to the new Cashmere Business Park (at the old mill site on Sunset Highway) for a ribbon cutting this Monday, Sept.…Read More
Drought-like conditions are something we’ve come to expect during the summer in eastern Washington.
But Governor Inslee’s recent expansion of a drought declaration includes local watersheds and a good potion of western Washington, as Marcus Bellissimo reports. …Read More
This year’s legislative session wrapped April 28 in Olympia, with state lawmakers committing to a 100 percent carbon-free electricity grid by 2045. Governor Inslee is signing the measure into law today, as Eric Tegethoff reports.…Read More
The State Legislature adjourned its 105-day legislative session after sending Gov. Jay Inslee a new two-year state budget and several revenue bills that pay for increased funding to programs ranging from special education to mental health, as well as a clean energy measure that was a centerpiece of Inslee’s legislative agenda.…Read More
With three weeks left in this year’s legislative session, it’s crunch time for budgets and when the Governor starts signing bills passed by both the House and Senate.
A recent bill signing seeks to save lives, supporters say. Washington now joins ranks with a handful of other states that have made similar changes to tobacco laws, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Initiative 940 was originally filed in May of 2017. After many revisions, this week it became law, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Today Hawkins talks about the start of the session yesterday and swearing in new members. With Gov. Jay Inslee giving his State Of The State address today, Hawkins said he’ll be listening for Inslee’s tax proposals.…Read More
Health care, mental health, transportation and affordable housing – just some of the issues that lawmakers will be facing during the 2019 legislative session, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.
The 105-day session begins today. For the first time in years, lawmakers are set to write a new two-year budget without a primary focus of satisfying a court mandate on education funding.…Read More
Health care is an issue for all Washingtonians. A new plan to be introduced at the start of the legislative session seeks coverage for all.
KOHO’s Marcus Bellissimo reports Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a public health insurance option for state residents as a step toward universal health coverage. In an announcement Tuesday, Inslee said he’ll ask the Legislature to consider a plan that would direct the Washington State Health Care Authority to offer public health insurance across the state to anyone in the individual market.…Read More
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett was recently appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Board of Commissioners of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Burnett said the Board develops and implements training standards and programs designed to upgrade criminal justice personnel and establishes standards relating to physical, mental, and moral fitness for recruiting criminal Justice personnel.…Read More