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Conference to focus on boosting business in rural areas

NCW — A conference aiming to boost business, encourage entrepreneurs and help create jobs in rural areas will be held simultaneously next month at 20 locations across the state, including Wenatchee, Omak, Oroville, Twisp and Nespelem.

Port slowdowns may have taken toll on area jobs

WENATCHEE — The jobless rate for Chelan and Douglas counties marked its second straight month of year-over-year increases to hit 8.8 percent in January, the state Employment Security Department reported Monday.

KPQ Home Show to kick off Friday

WENATCHEE — Ideas for building, remodeling and gardening will fill Town Toyota Center this weekend when one of North Central Washington's largest home shows gets underway.

Huge waterpark being built in Ellensburg

A massive new waterpark and hotel complex sporting a tropical theme and deep-water surf machine has broken ground here with plans to open in 2016.

Inslee will plug-in to tech event

Gov. Jay Inslee is scheduled to swoop into town this Friday to attend the spring conference of the Washington Industrial Technology Education Association at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

SCORE business workshops planned

WENATCHEE — SCORE, the local group of business counselors, will sponsor a series of workshops in coming months aimed at new and experienced business people.

Data-driven miners lured by cheap electricity

Few people know much about “bitcoin”, a digital currency that knows no international boundaries, requires no conventional bank account and is managed by a faceless computer program.

Decade of data: NCW’s info storage keeps growing byte by byte

When the average Joe in North Central Washington hears “data center,” here’s what likely pops to mind: Lots of computers, miles of wiring, a huge appetite for power — all enclosed in big buildings with high-security fences and wrapped in an air of secrecy.