Wenatchee Area State Parks Remain Open As State Budget Agreement Nears

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Gov. Inslee Thursday requested state parks remain open on Friday while the Legislature moves closer to a new state budget agreement. That comes as good news for those with 4th of July holiday plans at parks in the Wenatchee area.

Originally state park officials said they needed time to prepare the parks for closure and needed to shutter them a day before a potential partial government shutdown. That would have meant that park staff would have removed campers from the parks this morning and day use visitors and new campers would have been shut out.

The Democratic-controlled House and Republican-led Senate reportedly reached agreement on the budget that addresses a State Supreme Court mandate on School funding and a vote is expected later today.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.