Seattle entrepreneur Dave Sabey looks into his crystal ball and sees a robust future for North Central Washington, because we’ve got the juice that will transform education, health care and other industries using Big Data.
“The girls and women I meet in places like Moldova are my heroes. I have long since let go of the idea that I am somehow helping them more then they help me. The courage, endurance, and strength I see in them is inspiring! Their stories bring me to tears. Their smiles and hope keep me going. They are my motivation.
We live in a culture increasingly obsessed with getting things for the cheapest price possible with little regard for the human cost. When 1,100 people were killed in a Dhaka, Bangladesh garment factory recently, the response from the American public was indifference. In a culture where maximizing profits is the paramount concern, human dignity and safety halfway across the planet seemingly count for little.
Developing the next generation of leaders is crucial to the success of our communities. This is especially true of the Latinos in our area who represent a significant percent of our population and yet have not stepped up into leadership roles yet in proportional numbers.
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Former Eastmont wrestler, U.S. Marine and firefighter John Knighten lost a battle with cancer related to his job. Christina Alford, a homeless woman living at Bruce Transitional Housing, was spotted by Pastor Thom Nees doing a good deed for a neighbor in need.
With the controversy over a drop-in center for the homeless on Wenatchee Avenue, residents of Bruce Transitional Housing reached out to me to clarify that structured programs like theirs are an asset to the community.
El otoño pasado, Bob Golie de Wenatchee estaba empezando a sentirse bien en relacion a su salud. Él estaba haciendo ejercicio, comia bien y vio su colesterol y los números de la presión arterial que mejoraba.
Jim and Rosemary Tiffany stopped by the office last week to talk about the work they are doing to bridge the cultural divide in North Central Washington. Tiffany is the former publisher of El Mundo and Rosemary teaches kindergarten at Lewis and Clark Elementary. For almost two decades, the two have been working in the community to build stronger relationships between Anglos and Latino. On Thursday, the City of Wenatchee's Diversity Advisory Committee is sponsoring a workshop at the Wenatchee Convention Center led by the Tiffanys that is open to ...
I didn’t fully appreciate what our local attorneys have been doing to help low income residents with their civil legal problems until I chatted this week with Ryan Feeney, the executive director of Volunteer Attorney Services for Chelan and Douglas counties.
The sister city relationship with Misawa, Japan has provided the Wenatchee Valley with a wonderful international connection over the years. We're fortunate to have the Wenatchee Valley Misawa Sister City organization nurturing the relationship.
The Vox Docs film "Bully" on Friday night provided a riveting and disturbing look at the impact of kids being mercilessly picked on, both mentally and physically. I found it hard to watch but also impossible get out of my mind.
One gets the sense in this fast-evolving economy that figuring out ways to help entrepreneurs get their ideas to market might be a more fruitful strategy than hoping to land the occasional significant existing business that wants to relocate to our region.
Before the Wenatchee Marathon started last Saturday, runners and others signed a banner honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. That poster will be sent this week to Boston. "The compassion we felt from participants was really amazing," said Ian Crossland, one of the race organizers.
Community Farm Connection is developing a broad network of farmers and gardeners who are donating their excess produce to local food banks. The Community Harvest program, now in its second year, is an example of how we can think creatively to solve challenging local issues like reducing hunger.