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Economy improves but poverty persists

WENATCHEE — The local economy is on an upswing, experts agreed here Thursday, but there’s still much work to be done to boost jobs and reduce poverty.

Restaurant remodel underway for new post office

WENATCHEE — The red pagoda-style roof that once marked the Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant is gone. Ditto for the entryway menu picturing pork fried rice and almond chicken.

PUD pays off another $9 million in debt

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD Thursday paid off just over $9 million in debt, the first of an expected series of payments this year to reduce total debt by $122 million.

Wenatchee may have a sign with your name on it

WENATCHEE — Wouldn’t anyone want to have a street named after them? Well, if your name is Wilson, Jefferson, Whitman or Pearl, the city of Wenatchee may have a heck of a deal for you.

Holaday spirit sparks muffler shop’s move to new space

Chad Holaday, owner with wife Amanda of Holaday’s Custom Muffler & Fabrication, has installed so many exhaust systems in the last seven years that he can fit, bend and weld a new Honda Accord muffler pipe with hardly a second thought.

Grant Road to close for airport runway work

EAST WENATCHEE — Grant Road will be closed between Nile and Union avenues Jan. 13 through 15 for sewer and irrigation line installation needed for the runway-lengthening project at Pangborn Memorial Airport.

Fluorescent lights now recyclable

NCW — Fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing bulbs are now recyclable for free across Washington state, including at seven locations in North Central Washington.

Fire merger decisions begin

WENATCHEE — The first of five votes needed to dissolve the Wenatchee Fire Department and annex the city into Chelan County Fire District 1 will take place on Thursday.