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Winter Storm Watch issued January 16 at 8:57AM PST until January 19 at 1:00AM PST by NWS

...TIMING OF WATCH HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING AND EXTENDED THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE LEE OF THE CASCADES. MIX OF SNOW...FREEZING RAIN...AND SLEET ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES AND NORTHERN MOUNTAIN VALLEYS... .THE INCOMING STORM SYSTEM IS ARRIVING SLOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY

M.L.King Day

Hi19° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Tonight

Lo16° Chance Wintry Mix

Tuesday

Hi29° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo26° Rain

Wednesday

Hi36° Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Rain Likely then Slight Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain Likely

Friday Night

Lo24° Snow Likely

U.S. challenges China’s grain import quotas at WTO

The United States on Thursday launched a challenge to China's use of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for rice, wheat and corn at the World Trade Organization, charging that Beijing's administration of the program breached its WTO commitments and hurt U.S. farm exports.

30 Under 35 | Next question: Tricia Sapp

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program honored young community leaders earlier this year. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.
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Marson and Marson to merge with Tum-A-Lum

LEAVENWORTH — Local building supply retailer Marson and Marson Lumber has announced it will merge its four-store chain with a similar-sized lumber and supply company located in Oregon.
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30 Under 35 | Next question: Kate Taylor

Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program honored young community leaders earlier this year. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.
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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Employment in the area’s top five industries

The structure of Chelan and Douglas County's economy is revealed, to a large degree, by the relative employment levels among its top industry sectors. Different sectors usually show different average-wage levels, so the percent of people employed in various sectors also gives insight into the total wage earnings.

Starbucks’ CEO transition unlikely to disrupt growth

SEATTLE — Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz’s decision to step down is unlikely to disrupt growth at the world’s biggest coffee chain as his successor Kevin Johnson is well suited to take the helm, analysts said.
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Household income of Chelan, Douglas counties

Median household income measures all sources of income — wage and salary, investments and rents, proprietors’ income, pensions, transfer payments and other sources for a household.

Mechanical glitch stalls lift on Mission Ridge’s opening day

WENATCHEE — A stalled chairlift at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort restarted Friday afternoon after a mechanical problem interrupted service for three hours and forced skiers to evacuate lift chairs with the help of rappellers with the Mission Ridge Ski Patrol. 
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30 Under 35 | Next question: Cory Wendt

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program earlier this year honored young community leaders. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.

New law addresses financial abuse of seniors

With more baby boomers aging into their later years, many are likely to show the effects aging. Two of the most common effects are less mobility and declining cognitive functions. This reduction in physical and mental ability make seniors more susceptible to abuse. 

A new horizon for Washington’s minimum wage

On Nov. 8, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, which set, among other things, a new minimum wage for Washington employees of $11 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2017.