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Piece rate pay decision may get even more significant

On July 16, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court decided the case of Demetrio v. Sakuma Bros. Farms, Inc., where a group of agricultural piece rate workers brought suit against the owners of a berry farm, arguing that they were entitled to separate pay for rest breaks, in addition to their piece rate pay.

Alan Mulally’s rescue of Ford offers hope for Washington state

In 2006, things were looking bleak for the Ford Motor Co. It was on track to lose $17 billion and there was a real question about whether the company that brought the automobile to the masses — and pioneered the modern assembly line process — would even survive.

Does your dog bite? Dogs and liability

There are risks to owning or caring for dogs. Washington law has grown more strict toward dog owners over the years, and persons should recognize and protect against these risks.

A banker can be a valuable resource

Many business owners and operators use banks for loans, deposits and transactions. While these services are certainly necessary to running a business, today’s banking relationships have become much more.

Business Past: Thrifty and nifty

Thrifty Drug, one of downtown Wenatchee’s pioneer businesses, as it looked in 1951. It was located on the corner of Palouse Street and Wenatchee Avenue.

New Wanapum Heritage Center to open Oct. 15

MATTAWA — A big new museum, research center and gathering place to display, preserve and learn about the history and culture of the Wanapum People will open at 10 a.m., Oct. 15.

Winemaker’s Journal: Cairdeas big on Rhone-style wines

CHELAN — Cairdeas Winery owners Charlie and Lacey Lybecker have what it takes to operate a winery in Lake Chelan's tourist-driven climate. The 30-something couple are gregariously friendly, energetic and passionate about the wine they make.

A football tradition

Homecoming activities at Wenatchee High School included a powder-puff football game Wednesday night at Wenatchee High School's Apple Bowl.