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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. 

Business Past | Mission Ridge milestone

MISSION RIDGE MILESTONE: This month marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Mission Ridge Ski Area. A photograph of Wilmer Hampton, who worked for seven years toward the establishment of the ski area, is presented to Mission Ridge President Don Kirby, right, by Walt Hampton during the Mission Ridge dedication ceremonies on Dec. 11, 1966. Wilmer Hampton, the area’s first manager, died earlier in the year. The photograph was placed in the lodge, which was named in his memory. (Business World file photo)

People & Places

Faces and places in the business news.

Everyday Business | Home prices continue upward trend

House market jingle: The best holiday gift for local homeowners — particularly those selling their homes now — has to be this year’s continuing rise in prices. In October, the median sales price in the Wenatchee market rose to $269,450, up 8 percent from $250,000 last year, reports Pacific Appraisal Associates. Even better for sellers, the median price hit $280,000 over the last 90 days.

Black Friday shopping

Black Friday brought out long lines of early morning shoppers, including hundreds at Hooked on Toys in Wenatchee.