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Why Trump’s immigration crackdown could sink U.S. home prices

In San Francisco, an Indian software engineer on a work permit canceled plans to bid on a $900,000 home. In Washington, a Brazilian nonprofit executive passed on a fixer-upper near her office. And, in Mesa, Arizona, a 24-year-old son of undocumented Mexican immigrants won the trust of a bank — a green light for a mortgage — but now fears deportation.

Chelan-Douglas Trends | Share of households who own their own homes

Homeownership is an indicator of housing affordability and security. For most U.S. families, in a stable market, the home is the greatest asset in their portfolio. A recent study commissioned by the Consumer Federation of America and Fannie Mae concluded that homeownership is the main path to wealth and housing security for lower-income and minority Americans.
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30 Under 35 | Next question: Jenny Rojanasthien

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program honored young community leaders early last year. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.
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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Median household income

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.
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Rail jam draws a crowd

Josh West of Wenatchee jumps while participating in the third annual Rails and Ales rail jam on Friday night, Feb. 10. The event on Orondo Ave. between Wenatchee Ave. and Pybus Public Market featured skiing, snowboarding, music and local beer.
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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Lowest average river flows per year

Change in flow is a key determinant of a river's health. Changes in flow are caused by both human and natural actions. These include rainfall, snowfall, temperature and draws for potable, industrial and agricultural use. Without adequate flows, fish do not have enough water to live, the water becomes too warm to support a healthy fish population and pollution from municipalities, industries, fertilizers and pesticides is concentrated in a smaller amount of water.
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Local cheese, cider snag national Good Food awards

SAN FRANCISCO — Local makers of cheese and a hard cider topped thousands of competitors here last month to take honors at the 2017 Good Food Awards, which spotlight craftsmanship and sustainability in food production.