THE LEAD: Wolfpack now living in Western Washington, Senate passes amended operating budget for Washington
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Wolfpack now living in Western Washington
Earlier this year, Seventh Legislative District representative Joel Kretz sponsored a bill to reintroduce wolves onto Bainbridge Island as a joke, showcasing the local view that westsiders would change their tune if they had to deal with wolves themselves. Now, Kretz might be getting his wish without such a bill. For the first time in decades, a wolf pack is living in Western Washington. WDFW announced on Thursday that the newly named “Diobsud Creek Pack” has been documented in Skagit County, west of the Cascade crest. Click here for the full story.
Senate passes amended operating budget, negotiations begin
The state Senate passed an amended version of the operating budget totaling $52.5 billion for the next biennium with 31 in favor and 17 opposed. With more than 40 amendments discussed on the floor, debate over the operating budget took longer than four hours late Thursday. In the end, three Republicans joined the majority in voting to pass the amended version. Click here for the full story.
Parvo season is here, here are some tips to protect your pet
Spring is considered the season for parvo, which can be a life threatening disease for both puppies and dogs. Recently in Spokane, five puppies that were adopted at the Northwest Pet Expo over the weekend were diagnosed with parvo. While none of the puppies have died, the Northwest Pet Expo had hundreds of pets come through. The Virus is spread through dog-to-go contact or contaminated feces. So how can you prevent your pup from contacting Parvo? Here are a few tips.
Scholarship available through chokes and spokes antique car club
Chokes & Spokes promotes the preservation and enjoyment of vintage automobiles and trucks. This is accomplished in several ways. Members network among themselves and others to restore, acquire, trade, sell and otherwise deal with vintage machines. Members enjoy a social relationship. The club promotes driving tours to expose the hobby to the public. And an annual event, Nostalgia Days, is staged to invite the public and other car enthusiasts to share and compare their interests. The club is registered as a non-profit enterprise with the State of Washington. Sources of revenue are member dues and donations. Expenses are monthly club newsletter and cost of staging events such as tours and Nostalgia Days. Donations are accepted but not required at such events. In the past few years donations have exceeded expenses. Our members have decided to direct excess donations toward scholarships to assist graduating area high school students who are pursuing study in an automotive related trade. With encouragement from the public, particularly at the Nostalgia Days event, the club wants to continue this practice. For more information and an application on this scholarship please contact Tom Dailey, 509-684-4333
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