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CHELAN — North Central Regional Library is hosting community resource specialists from WorkSource, SkillSource, Wenatchee Valley College and OIC of Washington for office hours at the Chelan Public Library once a month this fall.

WENATCHEE — GWATA has announced the 14 finalists for its 19th Annual Innovator Awards. The finalists in the five Innovator Award categories were chosen by an independent selection committee comprised of GWATA members with backgrounds in both business and education. The selection committee fi…

The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth is speaking its own language with the unveiling of a new tongue-in-cheek dictionary called “Der Wördbook,” along with the chance for lucky wordsmiths to win a free vacation package by submitting their own “DerWörds.”

LEAVENWORTH — The Leavenworth City Council has unanimously passed building regulations to incentivize development and increase housing density.

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WENATCHEE — More people are working this year than last year, but the number of new jobs being created has slowed, leading to mixed economic news for Chelan and Douglas counties.

Let’s get this straight — the biggest financial institution based in this state is not renaming itself after an Egyptian political party from a century ago.

WASHINGTON, D.C, BEIJING — China and the United States on Thursday agreed to hold high-level talks in early October in Washington, cheering investors hoping for a trade war thaw as new U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods chip away at global growth.

PULLMAN — Washington State University researchers believe they have come up with a home-run variety of wheat that grows well in the Northwest, produces high yields and provides premium noodle-making properties sought after by Asian countries in a market currently dominated by Australian growers.

SEATTLE — The Vancouver, B.C.-based developer Burrard Group said Wednesday it will partner with the nonprofit Low Income Housing Institute to build 41 tiny homes — one for each story of its soon-to-be-completed luxury condominium tower, Nexus, in South Lake Union.

ENTIAT — Scott and Boonta “Bea” Wolf have a developed a new holiday tradition of sorts during the past few years: The Christmas tree comes down and lisianthus seeds go in.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump declared the head of the Federal Reserve an “enemy” and further escalated tariffs on Chinese goods Friday after Beijing earlier in the day announced retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products.

PROSSER — Zirkle Fruit Co. will close its apple-packing operation in Prosser, which will lead to about 300 workers losing jobs starting in October, the company said Tuesday in a written statement.

SEATTLE — Boeing said on Tuesday it plans to add extra staff and hire “a few hundred” temporary employees at the Moses Lake airport where it is storing many grounded 737 MAX jetliners. The move is a key step in its best-case plan for resuming deliveries to airline customers in October.

WENATCHEE — Floyd and Betsy Stutzman operate one of the few U-Pick orchards in the Wenatchee Valley.

KENT — Exotic Metals Forming, a privately owned aerospace supplier headquartered in Kent with about 1,400 employees in Washington state, will be acquired for $1.7 billion in cash by Parker Hannifin, a large industrial company based in Cleveland, Ohio.

The NCW Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. The $7 admission is good for both days and it might take that long to see the 494 quilts on display and check out the classes, demonstrations, merchant mall and artisan market.

Southwest Airlines, the largest customer of the 737 Max and long an all-Boeing airline, insists it has “no current plans” to fly any jets other than the 737. But it’s at least eyeing the possibility.

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