WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD will pay a local firm as much as $250,000 over the next 18 months to collect an unprecedented amount of customer and employee feedback about how the PUD should focus its spending, energy and resources.
Young women seem tantalizingly close to achieving gender equality in the workplace, at least when it comes to wages, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests. But it remains to be seen whether motherhood will slow their strides, as it did for women before them.
WASHINGTON — After a dismal start in October, the number of people who enrolled in health coverage on the troubled HealthCare.gov website more than quadrupled in November, according to new figures from the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON — Backers of a narrowly drawn budget deal are selling it as a way to stabilize Congress’ shaky fiscal practices and mute some of the partisan rancor that has helped send lawmakers’ public approval ratings plummeting. But the bipartisan pact doesn’t solve long-term tax and spending issues, leaving liberals and conservatives alike grumbling.
JOHANNESBURG — A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a “fake,” the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said today.
WENATCHEE — What goes on in outer space has been the subject of a lot of science and more fantasy. For example, what do we really know about collisions and explosions of stars? Thanks to sophisticated telescopes and other electronic devices, they’ve been seen and even heard, but not felt or accurately measured, according to a special science program speaker at Pioneer Middle School on Tuesday. What happens up there is certainly not well understood.
WENATCHEE — The $66.5 million school bond that Wenatchee School District plans to place on the ballot in February will cost property owners about a dollar more per $1,000 dollars property valuation in taxes in 2015 than they are now paying.