Tilth Producers of Washington has been holding yearly gatherings for 40 years. The annual conference in November brings together farmers, interns, intermediaries, educators and food activists for a three-day celebration of sharing knowledge and ideas.
Little Joe didn’t like it when his friends at school tried to get him to smoke or drink with them. They called him “chicken” or even worse. He inherently believed it wasn’t right so he asked,
The Washington State Hospital Association and Washington State Medical Association launched "Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest." A website, HonoringChoicesPNW.org has resources designed to help people have conversations about what medical services they want — and what they don't want — when they're getting ready to die.
North Central Regional Library is pleased to announce that it is time for our 2015 Columbia River Reads, our One Book program. I am thrilled that the book this year is the best-seller “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” by Daniel James Brown. We are hoping that patrons from all of the NCRL branches will join in reading the book and will attend the free event open to the public. Books, audio tapes and downloadable e-books will be ...
The Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) has recently awarded Wenatchee botanist Pamela Camp with the prestigious Mentzelia Award for her exceptional contributions to the society. The Wenatchee Chapter invites the public to a reception to honor Pamela during the monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. The guest speaker in Jim Hadfield, U.S. Forest Service Forest pathologist (retired) speaking about dwarf mistletoes in Washington. Dwarf mistletoes in the genus Arcethobium are native plants that parasitize conifers of Pacific Northwest forests. ...
By the last day of December, 107,071 people had signed up or re-enrolled to receive health insurance through the state's website, healthplanfinder.org, which subsidizes premiums through the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. That includes over 79,000 people who renewed their plans, and nearly 28,000 people — more than a quarter of those enrolling — who signed up for the first time.
Coal as a fuel for generating electricity used in Washington is on its way out. The state’s only coal-fired power plant, TransAlta near Centralia, is scheduled to transition away from it by 2025.
MENS BASKETBALL (1-0, 12-4)Wednesday, Columbia Basin (1-0, 8-7) away.* The series, CB leads 93-42.* Last season Columbia Basin won both games.* Coby Weidenbach is 4-5 vs. the Hawks.* Since they first met in 1955-56, including this year, they have played at least twice a year for 60 straight seasons.
There is some significant news this week relating to the North Central Washington Business Loan Fund, an organization that specializes in providing assistance to small businesses that struggle to get financing through traditional means.