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Employee handbooks: benefit or bane?

Employee handbooks and personnel policies/guidelines are a standard business practice used to meet both legal requirements and communicate many types of policies. However, they can be a legal tar pit for the unwary employer.

Business Past: The original app store

Electrical appliances are on display inside the Electric Supply Co. store on Orondo Avenue, shown here in 1920. The business was run by Frank Edmond Smallidge.

Navigating I-502: It’s a new industry, but the fundamentals still apply

The historic passage of Initiative 502 provides for the legal production, processing, retailing, and consumption of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Regardless of individual opinions on the moral and practical implications associated with legalization of recreational marijuana, the passage of I-502 creates a massive new industry that faces unique challenges and opportunities.

Thrive, don’t just survive, in manufacturing

Things are looking up for America’s manufacturers, if only slightly. Thirty six percent of executives described their business as “thriving” in 2014, according to the latest McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor Report, an annual survey of industry leaders of manufacturing and distribution organizations throughout the country.

Have a seat, pour yourself a glass

Is there anything an apple can’t do? Well, probably a lot of things, including the laundry, but hyperbole aside, it is most certainly a versatile fruit.

Gas company files for rate increase

KENNEWICK — Cascade Natural Gas has asked the state for permission to raise rates to homes and businesses in Washington by 5.6 percent to help pay for increases in gas costs and expansion of pipeline systems.

Wenatchee Powersports

What: New owner and new name for one of the area’s largest dealerships of motorsport machines — motorcycles, boats, ATVs, personal watercraft and snowmobiles.