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Environmental Groups And Dairy Farmers Unhappy With State’s Regulation In Central Washington

Environmental groups and the Washington dairy industry are unhappy with a state permit that regulates pollutants. The groups made their cases before a state appeals court this week. In 2017, the Washington Department of Ecology issued what’s known as a discharge permit for large dairies or other concentrated animal feeding operations. Continue Reading Environmental Groups And Dairy Farmers Unhappy With State’s Regulation In Central Washington

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Peace Arch Park reportedly is the scene of lots of weddings this summer featuring Canadian-American couples seeking to ease their border crossing status.

U.S.-Canada Border Closure Likely To Be ‘With Us For Awhile’ As Pandemic Persists

The most recent extension of the U.S.-Canada border closure expires this Friday, November 21, but no one expects the restrictions to be lifted then. First implemented in March, the closure of the land and sea border to nonessential crossings have been extended monthly by mutual agreement between Ottawa and the Trump administration. Continue Reading U.S.-Canada Border Closure Likely To Be ‘With Us For Awhile’ As Pandemic Persists

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Gov. Jay Inslee Names Texas Doctor Umair Shah As Washington’s Next Health Secretary

Since 2013, Shah has been executive director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas. He will replace outgoing Secretary John Wiesman who has served in the position since 2013. Previously, Wiesman announced his plan to leave the post at the end of the year to take a teaching job in North Carolina. Continue Reading Gov. Jay Inslee Names Texas Doctor Umair Shah As Washington’s Next Health Secretary

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Washington state health officials shared data during a Nov. 10, 2020 media briefing that shows the uptick in COVID-19 spread across the state. CREDIT: WA Dept. of Health

Health Officials Ask 300 Ritzville-Area Attendees To Isolate After COVID Cases Linked To Wedding

People who attended a wedding on Nov. 7 near Ritzville, Washington, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Health officials are asking more than 300 people who were in attendance to get tested and quarantine through Nov. 21, the Grant County Health District said Monday in a statement. Continue Reading Health Officials Ask 300 Ritzville-Area Attendees To Isolate After COVID Cases Linked To Wedding

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