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Gardening: A quarantine activity

Gardening: A quarantine activity

Mary Park, Central News Watch
April 28, 2020

  While many gatherings and activities have been cancelled or moved online, COVID-19 hasn’t shut down gardening. As the temperature grows warmer, home gardeners are pulling weeds, pruning...

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The Palace reopened for takeout and delivery

The Palace reopened for takeout and delivery

Tamara Sevao, Central News Watch
April 28, 2020

  From deals and specials to delivery and pick-up, one local Ellensburg restaurant is doing everything it can to safely keep customers in.  The Palace Cafe is just one of the several local...

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Ellensburg business owners protest

April 28, 2020

  With pressure mounting across the state for an open economy, some Kittitas County residents look to county representatives for answers. David Snyder spoke with business owners who gathered...

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Ellensburg distillery makes hand sanitizer

Ellensburg distillery makes hand sanitizer

April 21, 2020

The Ellensburg Distillery produces hand sanitizer to keep the town supplied. Tamara Sevao spoke with co-owner Ralph Bullock to learn about the process.

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Teaching art virtually through COVID-19

Teaching art virtually through COVID-19

Mary Park, Central News Watch
April 21, 2020

From paper bag stars to yarn feathers, making art can help pass the time and keep kids busy. Gallery One had to close temporarily due to COVID-19, but it hasn’t stopped them from continuing its...

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Emergency property tax plan announced by county treasurer

Emergency property tax plan announced by county treasurer

April 21, 2020

Property taxes are due April 30 for Kittitas County residents. The county's treasurer Amy Cziske announced an emergency plan last Thursday. David Snyder talked to Cziske about how the plan can help those...

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Kittitas County not fining, but informing about stay-at-home order

Kittitas County not fining, but informing about stay-at-home order

April 21, 2020

The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office will be enforcing the stay-at-home Order by educating the community on its importance. Jessica Perez spoke to Sheriff Clayton Myers about why he chose to enforce the...

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Washington residents not following park closures

Washington residents not following park closures

April 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19, some cities have chosen to close parks to encourage people to stay at home. Jessica Perez spoke with residents in these areas about their feelings on park closures.

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