Jason is the News Director at News Radio 560 KPQ. My news background includes a number of different stops in radio newsrooms across the Midwest and the Western states. He covered both the Kansas and Missouri state legislatures, being stationed in the capital cities of both states. He now enjoys covering local news here in North Central Washington, A lot happens here in the recreation playground we live in. As they say, all politics is local.
DNR Commissioner Hillary Franz Running For Governor
State DNR Commissioner of Public Lands Hillary Franz will run for governor next year. Franz released a video Wednesday, saying the state is facing urgent issues, including climate change, a housing crisis and soaring income inequality. ...
NCW Not In Wildfire Season Yet, Despite Possible Incoming Smoke
National Weather Service Meteorologist Steve Bodnar says the chance for fires here is much lower, even with incoming hot weather.
Hot Weather Coming To Wenatchee, NCW; Heavy Smoke Possible
The Wenatchee area as well as North Central Washington and the entire Northwest is about to see really hot weather, with temperatures at 20 degrees above normal by the weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Bodnar says the weather pattern is coming from an area of very strong high pressure...
North Cascades Hwy Opening Wednesday, Ahead Of Schedule
The Washington State Department of Transportation says crews are still making repairs and clearing debris.
Firewood Cutting Allowed In National Forest Starting Monday
Wood cutting is allowed in designated locations in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Work Complete On Project To Ease Flooding In Wenatchee Foothills
Work on the second of two debris basins was recently completed with the help of a nearly $1 million grant from FEMA.
WA House Passes Budget, Must Return To Senate
Republican Assistant Minority Floor Leader Chris Corry of Yakima says his party was shut out of negotiations over.
Chelan County Moving Forward On Plans For Water Bank
The County is proposing to purchase three water rights as well as expand the types of uses the bank will serve and expand the geographic area of the bank.