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Special Weather Statement issued July 23 at 4:09PM PDT by NWS

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN AND EASTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY ALONG WITH FERRY COUNTY... AT 407 PM PDT...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WAS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF CHELAN TO 26 MILES NORTH OF DAVENPORT...AND MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 57 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. THIS

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Spokane call center opens doors to Obamacare

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SPOKANE — At 7:30 a.m., the switchboard turned on and immediately the phones began to ring. The callers, from all over Washington state, wanted to know how to qualify for health insurance coverage. They had called the right place.

Ready to answer their questions, poised at new computers in a new facility in Spokane Valley, was a roomful of workers who’d been training for this moment, for more than a month.Tuesday, Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange launched a multi-pronged initiative to help the uninsured obtain health insurance coverage. The effort is prescribed by the federal Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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