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OLYMPIA — On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5001, “concerning human remains,” making Washington the first state in the U.S. to legalize human composting.

Large machinery chips up trees as the process of removing a Wenatchee School District orchard alongside Methow Street in Wenatchee south of Crawford Avenue comes to a close Wednesday. The district is removing the orchard because it's gotten older and is no longer profitable, district operati…

MOSES LAKE — The Port of Moses Lake is looking at the possibility of talking to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) about power for its planned west-side industrial park.

YAKIMA — Produce labels identify and advertise. They feature original art and hint at history. Sometimes, it’s personal history.

OLYMPIA — By the middle of the next decade, Washington workers should be eligible to draw money from a special fund to help with the expense of long-term care at home or in a nursing facility through a new state program that supporters say is the first in the nation.

Ford's 20 millionth car came to the T.M. Gibbons Ford agency in Wenatchee in 1931. Joe S. Welty, manager, is at right, wearing a three-cornered hat. Driver of the car is Susan Welty and Mary Jean Welty is peeking out of the rear window. Joe S. Welty Jr. is at left, wearing a sailor cap. (Bus…

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A skilled and educated workforce is essential to a vibrant and prosperous economy in the Wenatchee area and across Washington. Our state is fortunate to have a dynamic economy driven by a growing number of innovative employers and a flourishing tech sector. Throughout North Central Washingto…

In the commercial real estate Industry, the growth of Big-Data and technology investment firms has sent ripples through the nation. Many of these ripples are felt as shockwaves in the places they affect, and not in a positive way. These ripples have built cities where neighborhoods once stoo…

During an event I was speaking at last year, I had a great question from one of the attendees. She asked me what she should do if she and her team were on board with implementing some of the processes and practices I was advocating to increase autonomy, mastery and purpose in her department,…

In a time when business is often maligned by those pushing to convert our economic system to socialism, it is important to remember that entrepreneurs helped make America great.

Brownie's Service Station was located at First and Columbia streets in Wenatchee, circa 1929-1940. Martin C. Braun is at far left on the truck. (Business World file photo)

Commercial, residential and land sales in Chelan and Douglas counties

When was the last time you were hit with an unexpected expense? Were you able to cover it? If not, was there someone in your network who could help? Did you have to take out a predatory loan from a pay-day lender? Max out a high interest credit card? Turn to an overbearing family member who …

Growing up in Issaquah, my family spent a lot of time in Wenatchee camping and enjoying other outdoor activities in this area. So, back in 2003 when my wife and I decided to put down roots in a small town, Wenatchee was a natural choice.

Water law is critical to agricultural growing operations. If you are a marijuana growing operation, the challenge of locating usable water can be difficult because of federal laws surrounding marijuana. Washington State legalized marijuana in 2012 with Initiative 502 which allows the growing…

Shortly after graduation from business school, I found myself as the newest, youngest and highest ranking employee in a small company. The number of decisions I had to make on any given day overwhelmed me. I soon realized that decision-making is one of the most important skills a manager can have.

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