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Feds’ wildfire aid to state tops $3.5 million

NCW — Federal aid to help the state recover from last summer’s historic wildfires has topped $3.5 million, much of it going to North Central Washington counties and PUDs.

Suit alleges Confluence surgeon injured patient

WENATCHEE — A neurosurgeon working for Confluence Health accidentally cut into a patient's spinal cord, according to a lawsuit that arrived in Chelan County court last month.

Bird causes downtown power outage

WENATCHEE — A small bird that may have flown into a power line knocked out electricity to a handful of Chelan County PUD customers in the downtown business district Thursday.

Retirement comes with financial challenges

We all have a “blue sky” vision of the way retirement should be, yet it helps to plan for retirement with a little pragmatism. Fate may alter the course of our retirement in ways we do not currently anticipate. So as we plan for the next act of life, we may want to think about some life and financial factors that are often overlooked.

Tips for selecting and working with your lawyer

Recently, I had the opportunity to present a class for Pybus University focused on assisting businesses and individuals in selecting and communicating cost effectively with a lawyer.

Ruling puts new requirements on agricultural industry

On March 3, the Washington Supreme Court issued a decision that significantly impacts agricultural employers and farm and orchard managers who provide certain farm labor contracting services. Essentially, the court’s decision eliminates the ability of agricultural employers to provide custom farming services without obtaining a license as a farm labor contractor.

Eye On | Commercial Printing Inc: Turning ideas into reality

This year marks two big milestones for Commercial Printing Inc. The first is the business’ birthday. It celebrates its 50th anniversary since its founding in 1966. Exactly 20 years later, current owner Mike Tyrrell purchased the print shop at 1449 N. Wenatchee Ave., making this his 30th year as owner.

Eye On | My GameSmith: Let the games begin

The My GameSmith store at 1110 N. Miller St. in Wenatchee is more than just a gaming store. Sure, it’s got board games — many of which the casual player may not have heard of. But for a lot of its clients, it’s more than that.

Business Past | Telephone exchange

This was the Wenatchee telephone exchange in 1901. Phone service, however, dates back to 1893 when a single iron wire was stretched between Waterville and Wenatchee by Pacific States Telephone Co. The Wenatchee station was in the F.M. Scheble hardware store at Orondo Avenue and Mission Street. (Business World file photo)