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An apple falls in the eye of the GMO storm

After years of development, protest and regulatory red tape, the first genetically modified, non-browning apples are going on sale in the United States.

30 Under 35 | Next question: Kim Neher

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program honored young community leaders earlier ​last year​. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.

Chelan-Douglas Trends | Share of population with some college or an associate’s degree

Community colleges fill a vital need in the United States. Their offering targets three types of students: those who intend to transfer to a four-year institution at some point, those who are enrolled for specific coursework related to a trade and those who need to acquire basic skills, such as English proficiency, a GED or adult literacy. This indicator captures not only those residents who have attended Wenatchee Valley College but any resident who has attended a community college elsewhere.

Business Past | New location for home improvement store

Wenatchee’s new Pay ‘n Pak Store opens at 1616 N. Wenatchee Ave. in February of 1976. The new store, covering 15,214 square feet, was almost three times larger than the former store location, opened in 1966 in South Wenatchee. Hanging display lamps are store manager Marvin Taylor, left, and assistant manager John Hightower. (Business World file photo)

It’s important to think local when you go shopping

For those of us who are interested in helping our communities thrive, it was sobering to read the posts from Sharon and Dwight Byers on the Academic Toolbox Facebook page as they were liquidating their inventory and closing up shop.

Wildfire bills mount in state Legislature

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are considering a dozen or more bills related to wildfires this session, ranging from greasing the path for more volunteer firefighters to exempting salvage timber sales from the state's environmental appeal process.