Medicaid clients see transition to ‘whole-person care’ on Jan. 1

From the Washington State Health Care Authority Beginning Jan. 1, Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) clients in the state’s North Central region (Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties) will transition to a “whole-person” approach to care delivery. Services will be coordinated through a single health plan so that people receive the help they need for body and mind, including mental...
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South Douglas CD chipping events help landowners

The South Douglas Conservation District held its second chipping event Nov. 14-15.
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Washington wheat industry calls for ‘no harm’

The Washington wheat industry urges its Congressional delegation to communicate to the highest levels of government that renegotiation of existing trade agreements, “do no harm” to agricultural exports.
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Campaign aims to engage 1,000 donors for WVC by Dec. 31

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation has big plans. We’re launching a “Year-End Donor Sprint” campaign in an attempt to engage 1,000 donors by Dec. 31.
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It’s time for the 8th annual NCW Community Success Summit

When IRIS and our partners convene the NCW Community Success Summit each fall our intent is that each participant will make at least one new friend and get at least one idea they can use to shape their own success in our region.
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Crop insurance vital in light of current economic and weather conditions

As part of a recent Farm Bill Policy Reform Summit in Washington D.C., groups including The R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, The Heritage Foundation and other like-minded groups have called for policy changes to the Farm Bill that the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) finds short-sided and will ultimately harm the farming community and rural America.
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September is National Voter Registration Month

OLYMPIA — Many people associate September with the return of school, fall and football. But it’s also the month dedicated to reminding citizens of their civic duty to register and vote. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), of which Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is a member, has declared September National Voter Registration Month. NASS also has designated Sept....
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IRIS to host 8th annual NCW Community Success Summit in Chelan

The Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship (IRIS) plans to showcase success stories when it teams up with partners to convene the 8th annual NCW Community Success Summit in Chelan on Nov. 8.
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Visiting Washington, D.C. is a trip of a lifetime

This past July, I was able to travel to Washington D.C. with my daughter and her family as she received her doctoral degree in education.
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Crop insurance is vital part of wheat producers’ financial plans

How many people can go multiple years without being paid for the work they do? For farmers, that situation is all too common, as a crop can be destroyed by hail, fire, drought, or other factors, ruining a year’s worth of work very quickly. 
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