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Mike Irwin

Department: Editorial

Position: World staff writer

Responsibilities: Business, Photographer, Religion, Reporter, Special Sections, Videographer

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Phone: 509-665-1179 (work)

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  1. OLYMPIA — A Wenatchee resident who for years has guided state water projects in the Columbia Basin has been named as the new director of the state Department of Agriculture.
  2. From a carved wooden box resting heavily on his dining room floor, Ellis Robinson lifted two large volumes of an 80-year-old journal that he believes reveal the hidden lives of two West Coast artists.
  3. WENATCHEE — The city’s post office takes its first step Saturday to move into new digs and, say national mail managers, a new era of U.S. Postal Service efficiency.
  4. American Shoe Shop, one of downtown Wenatchee’s oldest businesses, is getting ready to strap on its boots and take a hike — a very short hike — to its first new location in more than half a century.
  5. WENATCHEE — That record-setting, pre-Memorial Day launch of cherry harvest that orchardists thought could happen this year … well, probably not.