Cashmere Cafe and Confectionery in 1922, owned and operated by Greek immigrant Konstantine Valissarakos. Known as Gus Valison, he came to the Wenatchee Valley in 1920 and purchased the business, located on Cottage Avenue.
Our nation’s veterans have served our country proudly and bravely. They are true American heroes, and we must make sure that we’re doing everything possible to support them, once they re-enter civilian life.
Water is a precious resource here in Washington. Though most of the country views Washington as a lush, damp state due to the west-side’s notoriously drizzly conditions, in reality many of Washington’s counties often face water shortages and droughts.
On the second day of the legislative session, during the State of the State speech, Gov. Jay Inslee introduced his proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage. I was surprised by the proposal. After all, Washington state is still experiencing 6.6 percent unemployment, the 29th highest in the country. Meanwhile, our minimum wage is $9.32 per hour and is currently the highest in the nation.