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Fire strikes Phillippi Fruit Co.

Updated 11:10 p.m. Friday | Fire destroyed a packing shed building at the Phillippi Fruit Co. complex on Fifth Street Friday night. There were no reports of injuries.

Preferred site chosen for Leavenworth substation

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD appears to have found a site for a new substation in Leavenworth on land belonging to a willing seller in a spot that meets the approval of city officials.

Rate hikes coming to Grant PUD customers

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD customers across all rate classifications will be paying more for their electricity as the third of a planned nine years of gradual hikes kicks in April 1.

Chelan PUD ponders $114 million move to Olds Station area

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD is considering building a $114 million campus in the Olds Station area that would combine for better efficiency what is today the utility’s Wenatchee Avenue headquarters and Hawley Street campuses.

Central completes new accreditation

WENATCHEE — Central Washington Hospital has completed a new accreditation process through DNV GL — Healthcare, an international company that seeks to improve quality and patient safety through the accreditation process.

Exposing history

WENATCHEE — Jose Martinez and Austin Roelle uncovered a little bit of Wenatchee business history last week.

Fuel-tank scrape downtown causes diesel spill

WENATCHEE — Quick work by a truck driver and emergency responders Monday afternoon prevented a spill downtown of about 20 gallons of diesel from becoming worse.

NCW Health | Feedback, the good and the bad

NCW — It's been a little more than six weeks since I launched this column focusing on healthcare in North Central Washington. So far, I've written mostly about the prospect of repealing the Affordable Care Act, replacing it with the American Health Care Act, and how those actions may impact the region.

Shared work space boosts productivity, innovation

LEAVENWORTH — Matt and Chelsey Bowen are busy folks. He's a "freelance creative" who manages an idea and marketing firm. She’s a teacher. They just built their own house. Together they run a rental company for outdoor party games.

Two Basin cooperatives will merge

QUINCY — A merger has been announced for two agricultural cooperatives owned by the same international company and covering much of the same territory in the Columbia Basin.