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Consolidation overcame initial state opposition

WENATCHEE — Before forming the health care affiliation known as Confluence Health in 2013, officials with Central Washington Hospital and the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center wanted to make sure the proposal would not violate any laws. 

Smaller health facilities depend dedication of the community

Observers of North Central Washington’s health care industry keep expecting Confluence Health, NCW’s medical giant, to gobble up the smaller hospitals and clinics serving some of the region’s most bustling communities and diverse populations.

Tourist towns face unique challenges to affordability

In the tourist meccas of Leavenworth and Chelan, hunters of an already scarce affordable house or apartment face an additional pressure: Landlords who can make more money by renting to short-term visitors at much higher rates.

Broadview real estate: So many ‘For Sale’ signs

WENATCHEE — Valley real estate agents say that in an upscale neighborhood like Broadview, it’s not unusual for a half-dozen or so properties to be on the market at any given time, experts say.

Success hinges on private investors

WENATCHEE — Town Toyota Center and Pybus Public Market today stand as the two signature bookends of a city vision for riverfront re-development more than a decade in the making.