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In Seattle, school water tested for lead at least every 3 years

SEATTLE — The state Board of Health's requirements that schools test their drinking water for lead won't go into effect until 2017 because of budget shortfalls. Still, many school districts already conduct some form of water-quality testing.

Seattle tunnel digging to snarl ferry traffic

SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries is warning customers that driving to and from Colman Dock during a two-week Alaskan Way Viaduct closure could prove difficult.

Garfield High’s choir teacher to get her job back

After a nine-month ordeal during which she lost her job as Garfield High's choir teacher, students protested her termination and she fought her dismissal in court, Carol Burton plans to be back at Garfield at 7 a.m. Monday.

Cruz taps Fiorina in bid to revive presidential prospects

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump’s momentum, on Wednesday named former business executive Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate should he win the nomination.

Former House Speaker Hastert gets 15 months

CHICAGO — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, once one of the country’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison for a financial crime related to sexual abuse of high school wrestlers he coached decades ago.

Area comes up short in competition for Best Community

DURHAM, N.C. — The Wenatchee Valley’s run to be crowned America’s Best Community ended here Wednesday when judges in the national contest named eight communities as finalists, but not Wenatchee.

Local Democrats cheered by Reichert challenger for 8th

WENATCHEE — Local Democrats say their party is abuzz about the bid of personable, well-known Seattle-area sportscaster Tony Ventrella to unseat six-term Republican Dave Reichert in the 8th Congressional District.

Business Past | Home of the handmade milkshake

The Crescent Variety Store on Orondo Avenue in Wenatchee in 1900. Behind the counter are proprietor Charles Kyle and clerk Carrie Sanders. It was Wenatchee’s first soft drink and notion store. Kyle settled in East Wenatchee in 1888 and 10 years later started the Crescent. It was said that he made the first milkshakes in the valley with a small hand-powered machine. (Business World file photo)

Cannabis has entered a new business frontier

When the first recreational cannabis business operations began in early 2014, cannabis business owners were optimistic and enthusiastic about the industry.

A business that’s back and better than ever

Brett LaMar and his team at Lake Chelan Building Supply are busy as can be these days. Last July, the company’s Chelan lumber yard burned to the ground in the lightning-sparked conflagration that turned the town into a war zone.