YWCA starts mentor program

WENATCHEE — YWCA NCW announces the start of a new mentorship program for women. The organization is looking for women who wish to befriend, support and encourage other women of North Central Washington. The program specifically focuses on mentoring women facing homelessness, poverty and other barriers to economic success. Kathy Blauman, housing specialist at YWCA NCW, will oversee the...
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Varied outlook in 2019 for Northwest agricultural producers

SPOKANE — Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Northwest’s leading agricultural lending cooperative, has released its latest quarterly market snapshot reports that look at the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS industry teams monitor conditions and report outlooks for commodities financed by the co-op. Cattle: Northwest FCS foresees slightly profitable...
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Drug price transparency bill coming to state Legislature

Could 2019 be the year Washington state lawmakers tackle the rising cost of prescription drugs? State Rep. June Robinson, D-Everett, and Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, are introducing bills this session that would increase transparency for drug pricing.
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2018 SEASON (Jan. 10) — Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 64-80s $16-19, mostly $17-19; 88-125s $16-19. Golden Delicious 72-80s $24-28, mostly $26-28; 88s $20-26, mostly $24-26; 100s $20-26, mostly $22-24; 113s $20-24, mostly $22-24. Fuji 64-72s...
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Ski hill to open for this weekend

The Badger Mountain Ski Hill is set to open for the season on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The ski hill website noted that the storm of Jan. 8 and 9 brought six inches of new snow. 
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Shockers lose to Brewster

Waterville/Mansfield hosted the league-leading Brewster Bears at the Shocker Dome on Jan. 8. The Bears captured wins over the boys teams and the girls varsity.
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Shockers, Raiders face-off Jan. 5

The Waterville/Mansfield basketball teams traveled to Coulee Dam on Jan. 5  to take on the Lake Roosevelt Raiders. The girls continued their string of wins defeating the Raiders, 48-43.
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Officials are sworn into office

Nine elected officials began terms of office Jan. 1 and took the oath of office, administered by Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss, at the Douglas County Courthouse Jan. 2.
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Waterville School to hold levies in February

On Feb. 12, Waterville School will ask our voters to approve two important levies for Waterville students. These levies are needed to ensure we can continue to provide programs and facilities that our students need and deserve.
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A new year and new legislative session

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season with friends, family and loved ones. I wish you good health, enjoyable work, and lots of joy in 2019. Hopefully a snowy winter will provide you ample opportunity to enjoy sledding with your families or some of our area’s fabulous outdoor recreation. As for me, the new year means that the legislative session is right around the corner.
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