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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.

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Former NVH employee receives $50K severance package

A former North Valley Hospital employee is receiving a severance package for more than $50,000 after he was apparently discharged of employment from the district earlier this year.

Hospital will not pursue community based out-patient clinic

North Valley Hospital district is choosing not to pursue a community based out-patient clinic.

Crews investigate fatal house fire

Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire Sunday morning east of town that claimed the life of a person.

Health concers raised over home-processed foods at Faire

Some vendors at the 44th Annual Okanogan Family Faire late last month were in for a surprise, after local health officials prohibited the sale of home processed foods due to health risk concerns.

Flu activity picking up across state

State health officials are already seeing influenza cases across the state, and they expect the number to rise in the coming weeks

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