As Washington’s tech sector expands, it may be tempting to believe that blue-collar jobs are no longer an important part of the economy, and that politicians and government officials can afford to drive away industries they don’t like.
On May 18, after more than a year of speculation and debate, the U.S. Department of Labor (the DOL) released a controversial Final Rule updating regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the FLSA) governing the “white collar” overtime exemption for executive, administrative, and professional employees.
Alfred McVay, left, head of Apple Box, Inc., Walla Walla, displays his company’s new apple vending machine to Leo Lowe, manager of Washington Growers Clearing House Association. McVay was at the Cascadian Hotel in May 1966 to raise funds for national distribution of the machine which would promote the sales of apples. (Business World file photo)
It is common to use life insurance in the business setting, but have you ever considered that disability insurance may be way more important than life insurance? Why? Because medical technology is really good these days. Hospitals and doctors are very good at keeping people alive. People are surviving things like heart attacks, cancer, strokes, and diabetes, hypertension, things that used to kill us.
When you walk into iLa Yoga Studio at 13 Orondo Ave. in Wenatchee, the first thing you do is remove your shoes and add them to the line of shoes near the front door. If a class is in session the lobby-cum-boutique will be silent, and if you listen closely, you can hear the measured breathing of a dozen or so students inside practicing one of the many styles of yoga offered there.
Jones of Washington, Rio Vista and Palencia wineries won Best of Show and Double Gold medal awards to top a multitude of local medal-winning wineries at the 2016 Seattle Wine Awards held last week in Seattle. Ginkgo Forest, Wedge Mountain, Tsillan Cellars, Cave B Estate, Rio Vista and Plain Cellars were also big winners.
A moving experience? Wenatchee real estate broker Nick McLean had a really clever Facebook posting last week that in very few words took a shot at Trump, Hillary and the whole political process. It featured a photo of Nick standing in front of an American flag with the statements: “Leaving the country if Trump or Hillary get elected? Give us a call — let's get your house sold.” See the posting at http://ow.ly/nwfF300RaJO.