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More gyms are going mirrorless to improve fitness

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Kevin Levit works out in a Costa Mesa gym without any mirrors. It’s a design feature that surprisingly allows him to see more clearly that he’s becoming stronger and slimmer.

Food safety law gives states big role

WASHINGTON — With the most extensive food safety regulations in history set to take effect soon, state agriculture officials across the country are preparing to enforce the federal law, but say their ability to inspect farms and enforce the new standards depends on the receipt of promised federal funds.
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Water, earth, science: Elements combine for Aspect’s success

WENATCHEE — The 9-foot-deep dry well at curbside overflowed with water after every hard rain. Runoff backed up, flooded the street, blocked driveways and pooled in yards. Homeowners resorted to sandbagging during the steadiest downpours.

Lake Chelan Building Supply being rebuilt after fire

Brett LaMar and his team at Lake Chelan Building Supply are busy as can be these days. Last July, the company’s Chelan lumber yard burned to the ground in the lightning-sparked conflagration that turned the town into a war zone.

Store owners say Apple Blossom carnival is bad for business

WENATCHEE — The Apple Blossom carnival won’t be where it usually is this year. Nope, if you’re facing the river, it’ll be a little further to the left. This may not seem like much, but nearby businesses are considering closing for the entirety of the festival.

Quincy fiber project now completed

QUINCY — A company providing high-capacity fiber communication lines announced last week that it has completed a project to connect Quincy’s data centers with tech hubs in metro areas throughout the West.

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.