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DOL Updates Guidelines for Employers and Workers

According to a January 29th US Department of Labor news release, “President Biden directed OSHA to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure.” As a result, the US Department of Labor has reintroduced specific guidance to assist employers and workers to identify and lessen their risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Six-word story: February 2021

Each month’s prompt will be in the newspaper and on Facebook. Our favorite stories will be published the following month. Responses will be judged on creativity and the ability to communicate a story. Submit your six-word story by the 25th of each month.

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Local News

DOL Updates Guidelines for Employers and Workers

According to a January 29th US Department of Labor news release, “President Biden directed OSHA to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure.” As a result, the US Department of Labor has reintroduced specific guidance to assist employers and workers to identify and lessen their risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.

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A & E

My Quaranteenie

In honor of some of the precious children that were brought into this world during the pandemic and following months, we have the “I’m a Quaranteenie” onesie. The sweet babies born this year are wonderful reminders that the first year of the pandemic wasn’t all bad.

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Business

Flight school at Deer Park airport

Deer Park Airport Continues Growth

Situated 3 miles northeast of downtown Deer Park, the Deer Park Municipal Airport/Penni Loomis Field has been transforming its mission since being established as a World War 2 airfield in 1944. During the 1950’s, the airstrip became more popular for drag racing than for plane landings. Today, it has grown into a thriving, self-sustaining municipal asset serving a large variety of clients, missions, and aircrafts. Its future is more growth.

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Animals

Finn

Featured Adoptable Pet: Finn

Finn is a young adult purebred Caucasian Ovcharka. He weighs 130lbs. He could make a suitable pet for a family with space for him to roam. Or he could function as a property guardian with a family that offered him companionship and access to a garage or shop at minimum for shelter, and still included him on family adventures like hikes and trips to town etc.

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Community

Six-word story: February 2021

Each month’s prompt will be in the newspaper and on Facebook. Our favorite stories will be published the following month. Responses will be judged on creativity and the ability to communicate a story. Submit your six-word story by the 25th of each month.

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Sports

WIAA Changes High School Sports Calendar

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) recently announced changes to the 2020-21 high school sports calendar. With concerns about student safety during the coronavirus pandemic,

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Garden

Onion Time is Now Time!

If you want BIG onions, grow from seed! Dry bulbs, sold as ‘onion bulb sets’, were last year’s onions, and they really want to focus on flowering, so getting big bulbs from them is difficult.

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Schools

School District COVID Dashboard

As the COVID situation is constantly changing, local school districts are working to keep families and the community informed about the health and safety of our kids, as well as the invaluable staff who work in the schools.

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Technology

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