WENATCHEE — Natalie Narby and her daughter Morgan didn’t think they could ever feel safe again in the Broadview subdivision after the Sleepy Hollow wildfire last summer forced them to flee and reduced their home to ashes.
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)
CHELAN — The wildfire here last August was so hot and fast that not even metal buildings surrounded by concrete and asphalt could defend Lake Chelan Building Supply from being destroyed in the firestorm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of Wenatchee’s greatest attributes is the Columbia River. The water it provides keeps our landscape green and our agricultural industry thriving. Of course, it also provides inexpensive power, which benefits the entire region in a wide variety of ways.