Wheat growers turn out in strong opposition to proposed pesticide bills

Pesticides are an important and necessary part of any growers’ toolbox, and while the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) understands the public concern over unintended drift events, we believe that thanks to technological advancements in nozzle spray technology and chemical formulations, the vast majority of pesticide applications are done safely, with no adverse effects to the public.
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Home Depot grant helps with food bank construction

After losing our longtime home in the old Rock Island Fire Station in June of 2015, the Rock Island Community Food Bank worked out of Rock Island Elementary School that summer and then in the fall we were able to move into a small donated building in Rock Island City Park. We immediately began brainstorming on how to get our volunteers and the people we serve out of the weather.
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‘Urban Forests’ calls attention to trees in our communities

By Amy Larsen Waterville Library Jill Jonnes’s latest book “Urban Forests” unveils, chapter by chapter, a look at the ordinary and extraordinary people involved in various ways with the ever changing landscape of green within our communities. From saving our forests from invaders like the Chestnut blight, Dutch Elm disease and the Asian long-horned beetle to the care and designation of...
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New year brings nutritional changes to Humane Society

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is proud to announce it’s partnership with Hill’s Nutrition for the Food, Shelter, and Love program.
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Civil Air Patrol offers opportunities for cadets and seniors

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded in December of 1941 and started as a mission for hunting submarines in coastal waters. It now has nearly 60,000 members, who conduct 85 percent of federal inland search and rescue missions. It is the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.
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Farm Service Agency — A vital source of assistance to America’s farmers and ranchers

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON, D.C. — Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America. “We’ve seen recent challenges in farm income and commodity prices,” said Dr. Robert Johansson, acting...
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Resolve to care for children in 2018

By Hayley Stoebner Contributing writer 2018 is arriving! Are you searching for a New Year’s resolution but just aren’t exactly sure what you should resolve to do? Do you love children and think they deserve to be cared for in a safe and nurturing home? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you should consider becoming a foster parent to one (or more) of the thousands of...
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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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