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Construction helps nail decline in June jobless rate

WENATCHEE — Continued growth in construction and healthcare in Chelan and Douglas counties helped shrink June’s unemployment rate to 4.7 percent, a drop of 0.4 percentage points from the same month last year.

Care worker accused of elder-patient ID theft

WENATCHEE — A Leavenworth woman is charged with stealing the identities of two dementia patients in her care, as well as $9,600 from one of them, to open bank and credit card accounts in their names.
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Taking shape

New assisted living and rehab facility rises in Wenatchee.

Boardings at record high at Pangborn

EAST WENATCHEE — The first six months of 2015 stacked up to be the best in the history of Pangborn Memorial Airport for passenger boardings on commercial flights.

Hong Kong trade agreement could benefit NCW producers

KENNEWICK — Exporters in North Central Washington could benefit dramatically from a new trade agreement struck recently between Hong Kong and a Tri-City economic group, a spokesman for the local organization said Wednesday.
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Longtime developer to head Chelan County planning

WENATCHEE — A property-development manager with a long track record in North Central Washington and strong ties to the Wenatchee Valley will become Chelan County’s new director of community development.

Alcoa fined for polluting the Columbia River

WENATCHEE — The state Department of Ecology has fined Alcoa’s Wenatchee Works $36,000 for discharging into the Columbia River wastewater that contained too many contaminants.

Conconully RV resort reopens despite court ruling

CONCONULLY — On June 29, a federal judge in Spokane ordered Kevin and Karen Messer, within 60 days, to leave the Conconully Lake Resort, where they’ve held the concession contract with the Bureau of Reclamation since 2010.
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Where we grow grapes in NCW

North Central Washington has four American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), which are officially designated wine-grape growing regions. Each has its own distinct climate, soils, elevation and other features that affect the quality and characteristics of its grapes.

Crescent Bar settlement, golf course approved

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD commissioners and Crescent Bar Island leaseholders have approved a final settlement that ends five years of litigation and could usher the PUD-owned, Columbia River island into a new era of cooperation and expanded public access.