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Winter Storm Watch issued December 07 at 2:37AM PST until December 09 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...WINTER STORM FOR MUCH OF THE REGION POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEK... .A LONG PERIOD OF LIGHT ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL ADD UP TO POSSIBLE MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER A 24 TO 36 HOUR PERIOD. ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BEGIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE CASCADES AND BEGINNING THURSDAY EVENING OVER THE REST OF THE REGION. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF OVER MOST AREAS BY LATE FRIDAY...SNOW SHOWERS

Overnight

Lo20° Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi25° Decreasing Clouds

Wednesday Night

Lo15° Partly Cloudy then Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi24° Snow

Thursday Night

Lo21° Snow

Friday

Hi29° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo21° Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi31° Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo22° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi32° Slight Chance Snow

Starbucks’ CEO transition unlikely to disrupt growth

SEATTLE — Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz’s decision to step down is unlikely to disrupt growth at the world’s biggest coffee chain as his successor Kevin Johnson is well suited to take the helm, analysts said.

Household income of Chelan, Douglas counties

Median household income measures all sources of income — wage and salary, investments and rents, proprietors’ income, pensions, transfer payments and other sources for a household.

Mechanical glitch stalls lift on Mission Ridge’s opening day

WENATCHEE — A stalled chairlift at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort restarted Friday afternoon after a mechanical problem interrupted service for three hours and forced skiers to evacuate lift chairs with the help of rappellers with the Mission Ridge Ski Patrol. 
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30 Under 35 | Next question: Cory Wendt

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program earlier this year honored young community leaders. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.

New law addresses financial abuse of seniors

With more baby boomers aging into their later years, many are likely to show the effects aging. Two of the most common effects are less mobility and declining cognitive functions. This reduction in physical and mental ability make seniors more susceptible to abuse. 

A new horizon for Washington’s minimum wage

On Nov. 8, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, which set, among other things, a new minimum wage for Washington employees of $11 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2017. 
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Business Past | Mission Ridge milestone

MISSION RIDGE MILESTONE: This month marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Mission Ridge Ski Area. A photograph of Wilmer Hampton, who worked for seven years toward the establishment of the ski area, is presented to Mission Ridge President Don Kirby, right, by Walt Hampton during the Mission Ridge dedication ceremonies on Dec. 11, 1966. Wilmer Hampton, the area’s first manager, died earlier in the year. The photograph was placed in the lodge, which was named in his memory. (Business World file photo)