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Company to pay region for temporary water rights

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.

Designs show waterfront hotel as four stories, 178 rooms

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.

PUD moves closer to special rate for data miners

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.

Proposal for North End released

EAST WENATCHEE — After years of planning, the Port of Douglas County has released two draft documents to help guide development of 317 acres on the east side of the Odabashian Bridge.
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59er Diner will be rebuilt

COLES CORNER — The 59er Diner will rise from the ashes and Flo will soon be back serving burgers, milkshakes and fries with 1950s sass, said owner Joe Cannata.

U.S. economy creates an anemic 38,000 jobs in May

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Job growth ground nearly to a halt in May, with the U.S. labor market having its worst performance in more than five years, the Labor Department said Friday.
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Broadview real estate: So many ‘For Sale’ signs

WENATCHEE — Valley real estate agents say that in an upscale neighborhood like Broadview, it’s not unusual for a half-dozen or so properties to be on the market at any given time, experts say.

New FLSA rule increases eligibility for overtime payments

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.