Zero waste grocery shopping is hard to achieve, and can feel impossible when almost every food product in stores comes in packaging containing plastic. The good news is that there are many easy ways we can contribute to reducing plastic at almost no cost to us. One of the ways we can do this…

Many of us have been staring at darkened rooms around 3 a.m. recently, when we would rather be asleep. Many of us are irritable and worried and live with a sense of impending doom we don’t understand. Many of us wonder where the joy has gone. Many of us feel distressed, can’t tell where it i…

During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm in 1974, Jacobson watched three acres of its riverfront float away. More recently, it’s been drought, and then worse drought.

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So, here we are: Graduation 2021. We wanted to know: What’s on the minds of Wenatchee Valley seniors as they graduate from high school? We asked Wenatchee and Eastmont district officials for student speeches to be given at graduation. (Eastmont High School had many student speakers, WestSide…

The 2021 wildfire season has begun, and officials are warning that this one could be just as bad as last year, when fires destroyed more than 700,000 acres and nearly 300 homes in Washington. Whole towns burned to the ground. Lives were lost. Thick blankets of toxic smoke covered the Northwest.

What do real estate agents, salespeople, vessel crews and farmers all have in common? Their work hours are often long and unpredictable, and until recently, Washington law included an overtime exemption recognizing those unique circumstances. During the recently completed legislative session…

When I was a working stiff, the alarm rattled me out of bed at a glorious pre-dawn hour familiar mainly to bakers, baristas and bus drivers.

Kids are safer in school. A year into the pandemic, we have solid evidence that essentially all COVID-19 transmission in Chelan and Douglas counties has happened outside of school.