WENATCHEE — Confluence Health officials have hired experts to drain and chemically treat part of a cooling system on the campus of Wenatchee Valley Hospital & Clinics after discovery of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.
MAZAMA — Methow Valley businesses are banding together to oppose a Canadian mining company’s request to drill test holes that could lead to a copper mine near Mazama, a popular destination for recreation.
WASHINGTON — Two work categories — agriculture-forestry-fishing and construction — led all industries statewide in the number of fatal work injuries in Washington in 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.
WENATCHEE — PayneWest Insurance, the largest independent, employee-owned agency in the Northwest, has entered into an agreement with Wells Fargo Insurance to buy their operations in Wenatchee and Yakima.
WENATCHEE — At least 12 displaced employees from Alcoa’s idled Wenatchee Works smelter say the company has canceled their health insurance before the promised, Sunday end date, leaving them without assistance in paying for medical care and medicines.
WENATCHEE — A proposed ban that would eliminate all marijuana growing and processing operations in unincorporated Chelan County is not the way to resolve the industry’s conflicts with the public over smell, security and siting.
WENATCHEE — State funding and donations from the Alcoa Foundation have allowed Wenatchee Valley College to expand class scheduling and staff to retrain at least 100 of the Alcoa workers who this month lost their jobs at the now-idled Wenatchee Works smelter.