It's a heated issue not just here in North Central Washington, but around the country. Government officials want low-income residents to be prepared for a reduction in food-assistance benefits – some $4 billion starting in 2014. That works out to a loss of $114 million here in Washington over the next year. How could these cuts affect people on food stamps here in our region? Our own Dan Langager filed a report.
Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Farivar and City Administrator Joel Walinski join us for an update on the Meadowlark Affordable Housing Development, a Community Development Block Grant and several upcoming events.
Leavenworth's 50th annual Autumn Leaf Festival is coming to town this weekend and joining us in studio to talk about it are Heidi Forchemer, the 2013 Royal Lady, and Kathy and Rick Leal, officers with the festival.
The Community Foundation of North Central Washington's Executive Director Beth Stipe drops by the KOHO studio along with Denise Sorom, the foundation's new Director of Community Philanthropy, to talk about their expanding grant programs and how to fill needs within the region.
A Transportation Listening Tour hosted by state officials is coming to Wenatchee tonight at the Chelan County PUD Auditorium from 6 to 9 p.m. The forum is an opportunity for citizens to express their opinions and ideas on state transportation and infrastructure planning. Senator Linda Evans-Parlette joins us on KOHO to talk about this evening's discussion.