Apply to the North Central Washington Fair Board

WATERVILLE — Registered voters in Douglas County can apply to serve on the North Central Washington Fair Board. The Douglas County Commission appoints people to serve on the 15-member, volunteer advisory board. To apply, visit douglascountywa.net and click on “Volunteer Commission and Board Application” on the left under “Forms and Documents.” Applications are due by March 18. They...
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Link Transit recruiting ambassadors

WENATCHEE — Link Transit is recruiting students to assist in its marketing and outreach efforts through its Transit Ambassador program. Now in its 12th year, the Transit Ambassador program is designed to give students a better understanding of the value of public transportation, the environmental and financial benefits that public transportation provides to communities, and how to better...
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Straub appointed to salmon recovery board

WENATCHEE — Douglas County Commissioner Marc Straub of Orondo was recently appointed to the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board. The UCSRB directors are comprised of three county commissioners from Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, and one representative each from the Yakama Nation and the Colville Confederated Tribes. Straub was elected to the Douglas County Commission in 2018. For the...
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2019 Legislature | State senators pass bill to prohibit gender discrimination in public schools

OLYMPIA — State senators passed a bill with a 29-20 vote to prohibit harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination based on gender identity in public schools.
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2019 Legislature | Legislature hears public testimony on $30 Car Tab initiative

OLYMPIA — The Senate and House transportation committees heard public testimony Feb. 26 on Tim Eyman’s “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs” initiative.
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AG Ferguson responds to questions about gun control initiative

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a “Frequently Asked Questions” document on Initiative 1639 March 4, sending letters to all 39 sheriffs across the state.
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Councilwoman resigns to spend time with parents

WATERVILLE — Waterville Councilwoman Jenna Dixon has resigned to move to Arizona, where her parents live.
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2019 Legislature | Initiative to expand hydrogen fuel production unanimously passes Senate

OLYMPIA — A bipartisan bill to enable public utility districts to sell and distribute hydrogen fuel and sponsored by 33 senators — well over half the state Senate — unanimously passed the chamber and is now in the House of Representatives for consideration.
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2019 Legislature | Ethical issues with facial recognition addressed by Legislature

OLYMPIA — Washington State may impose restrictions on law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology.
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2019 Legislature | Law would support full recovery of gray wolves

OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would support the full recovery of gray wolves in Washington state, as well as protect the livestock industry and their coexistence with wolves.
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