Washington Association of Wheat Growers opposes Trump administration’s proposed cuts to crop insurance, other trade programs

RITZVILLE — With the release of the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) expresses a great deal of concern over significant reductions to risk management programs, trade development programs, and more. WAWG President Ben Adams, a wheat grower from Coulee City, issued the following statement: “Risk management and market...
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Douglas County museum set for new season

The Douglas County Historical Society Museum in Waterville opens for the season May 27.
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Rustique Divas have a very successful sale at Pybus Market

The Rustique Divas Vintage Market vendors brought their unique style to the Pybus Public Market for the third time on April 29.
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Foster Parent Appreciation Month calls attention to need for foster care homes

There is a growing crisis in Washington’s foster care system.
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IRIS working on legacy project

The Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship (IRIS) is creating a multi-platform book, “Thinking Like a Community,” that the nonprofit aims to release in fall 2020.
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Project on ‘pay-by-mile’ approach for funding transportation systems seeks driver volunteers

Washington, along with every state in the nation, utilizes a gas tax to provide a major source of funding for roads and bridges. It has been a reliable workhorse for decades, but its future sustainability is uncertain as vehicles become more fuel-efficient and alternative fuel sources emerge.
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Help build the future of our public transportation

Last summer and fall, nearly 1,100 residents of Chelan and Douglas counties shared their ideas and suggestions on how our regional transit service could be improved.
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It’s spring! Time to get out and enjoy your neighborhood parks

After the neverending winter we just had, it feels great to get outside on a sunny day. Park maintenance staff has begun aerating turf, grooming ballfields, turning on water fountains, checking sprinkler lines and putting up soccer and sport court nets.
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Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will celebrate ASPCA Help A Horse Day on April 26

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will be celebrating the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) National Help A Horse Day during April 22-26 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses.
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