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Business Past: Thrifty and nifty

Thrifty Drug, one of downtown Wenatchee’s pioneer businesses, as it looked in 1951. It was located on the corner of Palouse Street and Wenatchee Avenue.

Winemaker’s Journal: Cairdeas big on Rhone-style wines

CHELAN — Cairdeas Winery owners Charlie and Lacey Lybecker have what it takes to operate a winery in Lake Chelan's tourist-driven climate. The 30-something couple are gregariously friendly, energetic and passionate about the wine they make.

Your Business

Darci Pacquette, dental assistant at Dr. Cara’s Children’s Dentistry, was named the Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015 by Dr. Cara’s Children’s Dentistry.

State expands Underground Economy Unit

OLYMPIA — The state has expanded its team to audit employers who fail to report wages paid to workers to avoid paying unemployment taxes.

Ag TV show to launch third season

SEATTLE — Season three of the award-winning TV show "Washington Grown" will debut Sunday, Oct. 4, on a regional cable news channel and online.

Editor’s Note | Pot economy

It was a huge cultural change for this state when Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana. It is a drug that was widely used prior to legalization but it came with a stigma, and the possibility of arrest if you were caught.

Field & Compass launches new travel magazine

WENATCHEE — An upscale magazine aimed at travelers eager for new discoveries and adventures across the Northwest has been launched by a local travel-and-marketing company.

Wheatland Bank offers fire relief loans

SPOKANE — Wheatland Bank has approved a $1 million lending program to support communities affected by wildfires along with a fundraising campaign for the American Red Cross.

Haggen plans broad retreat from costly expansion, filing shows

SEATTLE — Haggen plans to surrender most of the territory it acquired in its ambitious bid to become a West Coast grocery powerhouse, judging by financial projections it made in bankruptcy court that paint the Bellingham grocer shrinking to one-third of its current size by early November.

Douglas County sewer rates going up

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County sewer rates will jump as much as 50 percent over the next five years to pay for anticipated growth and maintenance.

IRIS summit to showcase success stories

WATERVILLE — How healthy is our environment? How do we reduce waste and encourage sharing? How do we reach across generations to learn and grow?