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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Share of households who own their own homes

Homeownership is an indicator of housing affordability and security. For most U.S. families, in a stable market, the home is the greatest asset in their portfolio. A recent study commissioned by the Consumer Federation of America and Fannie Mae concluded that homeownership is the main path to wealth and housing security for lower-income and minority Americans.

Preparing for a feed

Marcus Neilson, banquet chef for the Wenatchee Red Lion Hotel, slices sausages made from elk and deer, preparing for Saturday night's annual Wenatchee Sportsmen's Association Wild Game Feed. The menu also included pheasant, cougar, moose and salmon. The event is the main fund raiser-for the organization. Neilson says he loves dried meat. "It's torture not to be able to just eat it."

30 Under 35 | Next question: Jenny Rojanasthien

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program honored young community leaders early last year. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.

NCW spends a ‘Day Without Immigrants’

WENATCHEE — Many immigrant workers and their families around the region stayed home from work and kept their kids home from school Thursday to support the nationwide "Day Without Immigrants" boycott. And some of the region's biggest employers supported them.

Kia mentors take mission to heart

WENATCHEE — The trucks of Monster Jam grabbed Nick Fukuzawa’s attention when the now 20-year-old was in grade school. By the time he was in eighth grade, Grave Digger was his hero and his goal was to drive one of the huge-tired trucks that span the globe-wowing crowds with speed and crushing capabilities.

Child care centers balk at new rules

WENATCHEE — Finding child care in the Wenatchee Valley could get more difficult in the next couple of years if proposed state licensing requirement changes are approved.

Douglas County nixes pot cooperatives

WATERVILLE — Commissioners in Douglas County decided last month to ban medical marijuana cooperatives in unincorporated areas of the county.

Lawmakers to host phone meeting

NCW — Constituents in the 7th District are invited to a telephone town hall meeting with state lawmakers from 6 to 7 p.m. next Thursday.

Small avalanche closed lane on Mission Ridge Road

MISSION RIDGE — Mission Ridge Road was reduced to one lane of alternating traffic for about four hours Thursday morning after an avalanche blocked the southbound lane near milepost 3.8.

Learning about the heart

Over 40 kids participated in “Matters of the Heart,” at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Wenatchee on Saturday. They were gowned up, and explored cow and pig hearts in a dissection lab setting along with the help of over 10 area medical professionals. After an hour of probing the hearts, participants met with artist Terry Valdez, creating a medically correct valentine, a watercolor painting based on the human heart.

Quincy hospital turns to committee for financial advice

QUINCY — The Quincy Valley Medical Center is turning to a community committee to help it resolve longstanding financial problems that continue even after the public hospital district closed its long-term care and laid off nearly one-third of its staff.

Chelan doctor restricted from prescribing

CHELAN — Dr. Michael Travers, a longtime family practice physician in Chelan, cannot prescribe opioids or benzodiazepines until he resolves civil charges by the state medical commission alleging that he over-prescribed the tightly controlled medications.