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New Omak casino designed to impress

OMAK — With everything from valet parking and an 80-room luxury hotel to craps, roulette and slot machines, the 12 Tribes Resort Casino is designed to impress.

WSDA to combat fraud among ag suppliers and vendors

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Agriculture has launched a special enforcement effort this summer to combat fraud among ag suppliers and vendors and ensure proper business licensing.

U.S. economy creates 280,000 jobs in May

WASHINGTON — Employers in the U.S. added a robust 280,000 jobs last month and average workers' earnings ticked higher — reassurance that the six-year-old economic recovery remains on track despite faltering in the weather-marred first quarter.

Rate hikes proposed for PUD water, sewer customers

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD water and sewer customers will be headed for the first of what could be five consecutive years of rate increases, if commissioners approve a staff proposal announced Monday.

PUD to fund free-parking permit for three local state parks

WENATCHEE — Parking at Daroga, Lincoln Rock and Wenatchee Confluence state parks would be free through December 2016 for any Chelan County resident or Chelan County PUD residential electric ratepayer who participates in a parking pass pilot project.

Let the school construction begin

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District administrators, school board members and others dug their gold-painted shovels into dirt at three school construction sites Thursday, kicking off a massive project to overhaul three district schools.

Everyday Business | Honda drives into the future

When Apple Valley Honda built their new facility in East Wenatchee, they studied the parent company’s requirements for new buildings and then tossed ’em out the window.