WENATCHEE — Wenatchee, the East Wenatchee Water District and the Chelan County PUD expect to earn as much as $200,000 annually by assigning a temporary Columbia River water right to a private, Delaware-charted company.
WENATCHEE — The city closed a $1.3 million sale May 26 of property next to Pybus Public Market to Spokane-based A&A Construction. Architectural designs are still being drawn, but the look of the hotel will closely resemble models proposed in November.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD staff is sticking to its March proposal to charge “high-density” energy users, such as Bitcoin miners, a higher rate that would cover the cost to supply them with electricity.
CHELAN — The wildfire here last August was so hot and fast that not even metal buildings surrounded by concrete and asphalt could defend Lake Chelan Building Supply from being destroyed in the firestorm.
WENATCHEE — Natalie Narby and her daughter Morgan didn’t think they could ever feel safe again in the Broadview subdivision after the Sleepy Hollow wildfire last summer forced them to flee and reduced their home to ashes.
As Washington’s tech sector expands, it may be tempting to believe that blue-collar jobs are no longer an important part of the economy, and that politicians and government officials can afford to drive away industries they don’t like.
On May 18, after more than a year of speculation and debate, the U.S. Department of Labor (the DOL) released a controversial Final Rule updating regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the FLSA) governing the “white collar” overtime exemption for executive, administrative, and professional employees.