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Robert Maus organized the North Central Publishing Company on Dec. 5, 1920. Less than a year later, on Aug. 19, 1921, the company published the first issue of The Wenatchee Sun. At this time, the Sun's print shop, shown above, was located in the Neubauer Building at First and Wenatchee Avenu…

As the economy continues to hum along and employers are looking for new hires, employers should be aware of two new laws recently passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee in May that place new restrictions on salary negotiation and noncompetition agreements.

SPOKANE — Four men who have never held elected office are vying for outgoing Spokane Valley City Councilman Sam Wood’s seat, and they all say homelessness is one of the most important issues facing the region.

SEATTLE — Ahead of its official quarterly earnings release next week, Boeing on Thursday bit the bullet and announced a huge $4.9 billion after-tax accounting charge due to the financial impact of the 737 MAX grounding.

YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council voted this week to scrap outdated sections of the municipal code that prohibit cruising events in the city limits.

CASHMERE — Cashmere Valley Bank is recruiting two business leaders, Kristine Loomis and Mike Neff, to join its advisory board of directors.

ORONDO — At this point, few people have seen it and even fewer have tasted it. But by next year there will be more than 2 million boxes of Cosmic Crisp apples on the market.

ORONDO — The cherries go by in a flash, too fast for the eye to keep up. But the Cherry Vision 3.0 has already analyzed each cherry’s size, color and any potential defects.

Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after a yearlong investigation into the company’s privacy practices, according to multiple reports Friday.

YAKIMA — Central Washington University’s aviation program has returned student training flights to Bowers Field in Ellensburg after a temporary move to Yakima.

CASHMERE — Beta Hatch, the startup that raises insects for use as sustainable animal feed, will build its flagship production facility in the former Tree Top factory in Cashmere, CEO Virginia Emery said in an email Thursday.

LEAVENWORTH — Traffic through Leavenworth during the holiday weekends and warm summer months has turned into a slow-moving parking lot.

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CHICAGO — Boeing is set to lose the title of being the world's biggest planemaker after reporting a 37-percent drop in deliveries for the first half of the year due to the prolonged grounding of its best-selling MAX jets.

WENATCHEE — The WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is holding a field day for the agriculture industry in August to showcase local research projects.

SPOKANE — The Northwest agriculture industry looks solid so far this year, though it hasn’t been without challenges.

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