With declining case rates and hospitalizations across the west, California, Oregon and Washington are moving together to update their masking guidance. After 11:59 p.m. on March 11, California, Oregon and Washington will be adopting new indoor mask policies and move from mask requirements to mask recommendations in schools.
State policies do not change federal requirements, which still include masks on public transit.
Washington is home to an estimated 100,000 Ukrainians. In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Gov. Jay Inslee reinforced his support for Washington's Ukrainian community and efforts to defend democracy.
"All Washingtonians should be outraged both by Russia's unprovoked and destructive attack on Ukraine, a peaceful nation that has embraced democracy. I stand with President Biden in his steadfast support of NATO and his efforts to protect our country at home," Inslee said Saturday. "All Washingtonians should be outraged both by Russia's unprovoked and destructive attack on Ukraine, a peaceful nation that has embraced democracy. Trudi and I are thinking of all those experiencing terrible suffering as a result of this unjust attack, especially the many members of the Ukrainian community living in Washington state. We stand united in our shared defense of democracy."
On a rainy Sunday afternoon, about 100 people gathered at the farm of Tom and Sharon Layton. They were there to discuss a new business that is coming to Layton Prairie that may have serious adverse effects on the residents and quality of water and soil.
When we think of spring, we think of beautiful flowers and rain. We know once spring is here, we all get our homes ready for the summer.
The latest food distribution happened on February 23. Pre-assembled food boxes were passed out in a drive-thru style food pick up in front of the Chinook Indian Nation's Tribal Office on Park Street in Bay Center. Over 300 families were served.
Willapa Valley and Raymond High School students created flyers and distributed them around the community. During the event, the kids along with other volunteers unloaded the delivery truck and passed out the food boxes.
Northwest Carriage Museum Curator Jerry Bowman was recognized internationally as a 19th century horse drawn vehicle expert at the CAA/CMA International Carriage Symposium this year in Washington DC. The CAA celebrated its 60th anniversary on January 26, 2022 and invited a few experts from around the world to give presentations. Jerry Bowman was one of them.
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