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Downtown Seattle’s building frenzy: 65 projects now in construction

SEATTLE —The building boom sweeping downtown Seattle is hard to miss, between the jostling cranes, giant holes in the ground and construction crews closing down streets. But new data shows just how intense things have gotten — and how much more is still yet to come.

Wenatchee ag supplier settles on waste violations

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee’s Northwest Wholesale and the company they hired to clean up chemicals after last summer’s Sleepy Hollow Fire have agreed to pay a $39,330 fine for mishandling acid wastewater that resulted from the cleanup.
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Everyday Business | In Chelan: Talking health for 40 years

This is one healthy relationship: For the 40th straight year, the Washington State Hospital Association will hold its annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan. It starts today (Sunday) and … hey, can anyone check out this rash?
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Everyday Business: Mack’s hooks lure maker

You anglers will be familiar with fish-snagging names such as Wedding Ring, Smile Blade, Rock Dancer and Flash Lite Troll — all lures made by the Wenatchee-based and world-famous Mack’s Lure, Inc.
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Designer draws on the tropical and tribal

EAST WENATCHEE — Sexy off-the-shoulder-swimwear hangs side-by-side with bead-and-feather tribal costumes in designer Tonya Bautista’s basement studio.
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And the winners are … 31 wineries, 233 wines compete

Here are the medal winners from this year's Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival wine competition. Nine judges swirled, sipped and spit out 233 wines from 31 regional wineries for the sixth annual competition.
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Nolen property case brings restitution to fraud plaintiffs

WENATCHEE — Condo owners defrauded by Peter and April Nolen's property firm won back much of their losses Thursday when a judge awarded them more than $100,000 from the sale of a major downtown office building.

New boutique opens at Pybus

WENATCHEE — A Cashmere retailer of handmade jewelry and crafts opened a second location Saturday at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee.

Apple Commission sets export budget

WENATCHEE — The Washington Apple Commission will spend over $5 million to boost the sale of state apples in 23 countries as part of its 2016-17 export promotions.
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Nothing plain about Plain Cellars wines

PLAIN — Bob Sage and Garrett Grubbs like to have a good time making and serving their wine. And why not? Plain Cellars makes really fine wine that's anything but plain.

Feds ask for help keeping federal water out of pot farms

WENATCHEE — The feds have sent letters to the region’s counties asking for help identifying marijuana growers who are violating federal law by irrigating their farms with federally supplied water or water-related equipment.

Mexico ends investigation of U.S. apple shippers

The Mexican government has ended an anti-dumping investigation of U.S. apple shippers, canceling provisional duties it had placed earlier this year on most U.S. shipping companies.