[9/2/21] Hawkins Schedules “Listening Tour”

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12th District State Senator Brad Hawkins is making plans for his fifth annual “Listening Tour” later this month. In normal years, the tours would be in-person stops to places in his four-county district, but COVID has put the kybosh on that for a second year. The tour this year will be held on-line September 14th […]

[7/14/21] Slidewaters Loses Appeal In Court

Posted in Business & Economy, Politics, Recreation

Slidewaters, which sued Gov. Jay Inslee over his COVID-19 restrictions, has lost its appeal in federal court.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Governor had the authority to restrict and even close businesses as needed during the public health emergency, and that “the substantive due process rights of the waterpark, its owners, […]

[7/14/21] Three Rivers Hospital Levy

Posted in Health, Politics

Voters in the Brewster area need to know that there’s a levy request on the ballot you’ll be getting sometime this week.  Three Rivers Hospital CEO Scott Graham explains what it’s for: If approved, Graham says the levy would replace the previous levy that passed with 71 percent approval: Graham says one of the goals […]

[7/14/21] Capital Gains Lawsuits Joined

Posted in Business & Economy, Local Government & Meetings, Politics

Two Douglas County lawsuits opposing Washington’s new capital gains tax are now one.  Douglas County Judge Brian Huber yesterday ordered both cases challenging the tax law consolidated into a single suit in a Superior Court hearing.  However, he’s still being asked to rule on whether the case should be moved to Thurston County, or even […]

[6/15/21] Petition Filed For Recall of Bridgeport City Council

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Drama in Bridgeport, as a petition has been filed in Douglas County Superior Court for the recall of the entire five-member Bridgeport City Council.  Focal point of the recall petition is the Bridgeport Transportation Benefit District.  The petition alleges that since the creation of the TBD in 2016, the City Council, in it’s position and […]

[5/21/21] Possible Money For Fiber To Airport

Posted in Business & Economy, Local Government & Meetings, Politics

We’ve told you about money from the state for water to the airport; now how about money from the feds for fiber to the airport?  It could happen, according to Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering.  Eighth District Congressperson Kim Schrier had asked people in the district for applications for community grants; of the 80 applications […]

[5/19/21] New County Prosecutor Appointed

Posted in Law Enforcement, Local Government & Meetings, Politics

Chelan County Commissioners have decided on a new prosecutor. Doug Shae is retiring as county prosecutor at the end of the month; at Tuesday night’s Manson Community Council virtual meeting, Commissioner Tiffany Gering announced Shae’s replacement: Also taking part in the meeting was Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett, who had good words to say about […]

[5/13/21] Pateros Residents Needed For Bond Committee

Posted in Local Government & Meetings, Politics

The City of Pateros is planning a bond issue on the August ballot, and they’re looking for input: Mayor Carlene Anders there, and she needs residents to sit on a committee and get their input for the voter’s pamphlet: But the mayor adds the city needs to hear from you now: If you are interested, […]

[6/18/20] Manson Community Council to host candidate forum

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Listen to Manson Community Council Chairman Kari Sorenson tell KOZI about the upcoming candidate forum. AUDIO: 1:00

[2/21/20] Interview with Brad Hawkins

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Brad Hawkins talks with host Jeff Conwell on KOZI’s second cup show.