Healthplanfinder sign up deadline looms

The state Health Benefit Exchange is alerting customers who have not yet signed up for 2018 coverage that tomorrow, Dec. 15 is the deadline to select health and dental plans through Washington Healthplanfinder that begin on Jan 1, 2018.

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Board names interim CEO

Former North Valley Hospital Chief Operations Officer John McReynolds was named interim chief executive officer during a regular board meeting Thursday, Nov. 30.

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North Valley board shuts down public comment

Blank faces of confusion and distraught stared at North Valley Hospital commissioners following the announcement that no public comment would be taken during the regular board meeting Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Progress continues on Community Cultural Center

Progress continues on the street front project at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

Whole-person care expands to Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties

Beginning Jan. 1, Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) clients in the state’s north central region (Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties) will transition to a whole-person approach to care delivery.

51 million americans to travel Thanksgiving weekend

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase compared to last year.

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North Valley’s new CEO resigns

Former Walgreens manager steps in as interim admin

Newly hired North Valley Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ken Archer announced his resignation during a regular board meeting Thursday, Nov. 9.

Health Benefit Exchange plans expanded in-person help

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced expanded in-person help will be available this Saturday, Nov. 18 for “Get Covered WA” – a statewide effort to get Washingtonians signed up for 2018 health and dental plans before it’s too late.

Curlew man injured in Kettle Falls wreck

A Curlew man was injured Wednesday following a two-vehicle accident about one-mile west of town on Highway 25.

Weather Service issues winter storm warning

The Spokane office of the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning , calling for snow throughout much of the region.

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages among teens declines

The 2016 state Healthy Youth Survey shows that teens are drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages in schools; a contributing factor is the Smart Snacks in school program.

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Widel remembered fondly

Elizabeth B. Widel - longtime Chronicle employee, award-winning journalist, philanthropist and Omak resident - died Oct. 24 at age 100.

Gas prices rise across nation

The party at the pumps is over, as the national average broke its six week streak of falling, rising 0.6 cents per gallon versus last Monday to $2.455 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Healthplanfinder readies more resources for open enrollment

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced it will have more customer resources and assistance available than ever before to help people find and enroll in health coverage for 2018.

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North Valley Hospital announces marketing plan

North Valley Hospital spokeswoman Mikaela Marion unveiled a new marketing plan for the hospital and nursing home during a regular board meeting, Thursday, Oct. 26.