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Entiat mayor asks Snohomish County to nix garbage option

ENTIAT — The mayor of Entiat has asked Snohomish County to disregard a potential Waste Management bid for that county’s garbage contract because Entiat residents strongly oppose the company’s plan to stage and haul Snohomish trash through the small, Columbia River-side city.

Amazon says it is creating more than 100,000 jobs

SEATTLE — Inc said it is creating 100,000 seasonal jobs across its network of fulfillment and sortation centers in the United States to meet increased customer demand during the holiday season.

Two port candidates, one concerted effort

WENATCHEE — Rory Turner and Donn Etherington are each running for a different seat on the Port of Chelan County commission, but anyone might think the two were running mates.

Winemakers fret over smoke

LAKE CHELAN — While the tourists returned as soon as the smoke from this summer's wildfires blew away, winemakers are still concerned that the smoke may have left a presence in the grapes, which were at a critical ripening stage during the fires.

Yahoo will double size of Quincy operation

The data center boom in Quincy continues. Yahoo's announcement that it will break ground on a new data center in a few days comes after state lawmakers earlier this year renewed tax breaks for rural data center operators. We detail what Yahoo has planned and take another look at the impact so far of server farms in Quincy and Grant County.
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A green oasis: Holden Village survives Wolverine fire

LUCERNE — The big-gun sprinklers are silent now, and metallic protection wrap is coming off buildings. In the distance, smoke wafts from small fires burning in tree stumps and exposed roots. There is a faint smell of smoke in the air.

Rio Tinto resumes work on mine cleanup

HOLDEN VILLAGE — About 250 Rio Tinto employees are back on the Holden Mine cleanup project nearly two months after the Wolverine Fire chased them from Holden Village.