Legislature faces issues on budget, spending and education

The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14. It is an honor and a privilege to be back in Olympia serving you.
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Make it a priority to have a great year

A Happy New Year is on the agenda for most people.
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Civil Air Patrol cadet program helps shape future leaders

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded on Dec. 1, 1941 and is older than the U.S. Air Force, which was founded in 1947. CAP began as a group of pilots dedicated to tracking German submarines off the Atlantic coast during World War II, and has grown over time to its current 60,000 active members.
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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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Wheat growers and allies see the Farm Bill through to the finish line

After more than a year of meetings with legislators and advocating for Washington farmers, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) was gratified to see Congress act quickly in a bipartisan manner to pass the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill, on Dec. 12.
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Humane Society implements programs to benefit shelter dogs

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is participating in new programs to help its shelter dogs.
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Resolve to care for children in 2019

2019 is here! Are you still searching for a New Year's resolution but 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 children who are currently in foster care in Washington State.
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Enjoy Christmas before it’s over

Christmas is coming fast but try to slow down. Before you know it Christmas will be over.
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Harmony Chapter awards 50-year pin to Gerri Hawkins

  By Eileen Bone Harmony Chapter No. 56, Order of the Eastern Star, celebrated 50 years of membership for Sister Gerri Hawkins on Oct. 18. Members gathered at the home of Eldon and Gerri in Waterville to present Gerri with her 50-year pin and certificate. Gerri’s family, including daughter Julie Rooney, who is also a member of Harmony Chapter, and her daughters Emily and Jane Rooney, as...
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