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Court restricts use of exempt wells

A recent Washington State Supreme Court ruling impacts the responsibilities of counties within the state to review permit-exempt (household) wells in connection with building permits and subdivision applications. 

Accommodating service animals is the law

Recently we have seen a spate of inquiries regarding service animals and the access that local businesses are required to provide for folks who use service animals to assist with disabilities. Much confusion surrounds the laws that define service animals and require access for people with disabilities. Generally, both state and federal laws apply to businesses and places of public accommodation with respect to access for the disabled.

The same retirement planning mistakes again and again

Much has been written about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations and charities. Aside from these blunders, there are also some classic financial missteps that plague retirees. Calling them “mistakes” may be a bit harsh, as not all of them represent errors in judgment. Yet whether they result from ignorance or fate, we need to be aware of them as we plan for and enter retirement. 

Wineman’s Toast | Katy Perry’s experienced road to Tildio

Katy Perry, the winemaker and not the rock star, although many think of her a rock star among winemakers, was heading towards a career in paleontology before thinking she needed something more lively in her life than fossils and introverted scientists.

New rules complicate seasonal hiring

The holidays are fast approaching and retailers are already far along in their planning. That means trying to predict which items will be popular, what kind of deals will entice shoppers — and how many seasonal workers to hire this year.

Eye On | Thongbai Thai — Authentic Thai food, with a smile

When you first walk through the doors of Thongbai Thai, your eyes are pulled in many different directions. The ornate decorations on the wall, the stylistic themes that echo throughout the entire restaurant, and a woman with a warm smile welcoming you into her restaurant in a way that makes you feel at home.

Eye On | Firehouse Pet Shop — Providing the perfect pet care

On Wenatchee Avenue, there lies a haven for your feline and canine companions, an animal spa where your pets can be spoiled beyond their wildest dreams while you shop for toys, treats, and other goodies to satisfy your furry friend. 

Mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens

NEW YORK — The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the vast expanse of brick and mortar emporiums that many Americans no longer visit.

30 Under 35 | Next question: Ashley Klopp

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