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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.