New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Houndstongue

Welcome to the first in a series of articles that will introduce readers to new weed invaders of Douglas County.
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Foster Creek Conservation District to establish a Cooperative Weed Management Area for Douglas County

Great news folks! The Foster Creek Conservation District (FCCD) is launching a new program to establish a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) for Douglas County.
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Regional library celebrates it’s mail order service

The first mail order library in the country is turning 50 this month.
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Congress approves wheat growers’ request to fund falling numbers research

For more than a year, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and the Washington Grain Commission have been working with a group of Pacific Northwest industry stakeholders and members of the region’s federal delegation to increase falling numbers research funding through an appropriations request.
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Chinese tariffs hit Washington wheat growers and voters

Pacific Northwest farmers are bracing for serious losses in the Chinese market after the country announced its intentions to impose a 25 percent tariff on all U.S. wheat in reaction to tariffs imposed by President Trump on Chinese goods.
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Pursuing happiness: An interview with Judge John Hotchkiss

Taylor Schoenberg is a junior at Waterville High School and a student in Jessie Swider's English class. Schoenberg chose to write about Douglas County Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss for a class assignment focusing on an event, person or group that pursues happiness.
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‘Geronimo Stilton’ becomes a best-selling children’s book series

Not since Mickey has a mouse entertained so many children. Starting as an Italian children’s book in 2000, “Geronimo Stilton” has become an enormously popular children's chapter book series worldwide.
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Grant funding for Heritage Barns now available

The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation in Olympia has announced that applications to request funding through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Grant Program are now available.
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Op/ed: Need fulfilled at Palisades

Sometimes the best ideas just find you. One such idea was a request for an automated external defibrillator (AED) for Palisades Elementary School.
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Cashmere group undertakes project to preserve the past

Newspapers have always been a valuable tool for linking our past to our present. Whether someone lives as close by as Waterville or East Wenatchee, or far across the country, access to daily or weekly newspapers is an important part of rediscovering our heritage.
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