Business & Economy

[12/3/19] Campbell Apartment Project Planned for 2020

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With the conversation for more and affordable housing growing louder, Campbell’s Resort is looking to build a 24-unit apartment complex on the edge of downtown Chelan. Plans for the 1.12 acre site located along Okanogan Avenue, just south of the Woodin Avenue Bridge, call for four buildings with two parking variations, outlined in an application […]

[10/7/19] Numerica PAC Ousts Executive Director

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Rumblings in Wenatchee as Robert Cox is no longer the Executive Director of the Numerica PAC. Cox was hired by the board of directors in June of this year based on his skills and experience in both finance and theater. Over the last several months, the board received many communications and feedback from varying stakeholders […]

[9/16/19] Unemployment Rate Moves Higher

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The unemployment rate continues to tick up in Chelan and Douglas Counties, but people are still entering the labor market. That’s according to the latest county data from the State Employment Security Department. For July, the local unemployment rate was four percent, up from 3.2 percent in July last year. The rate of job growth […]

[9/3/19] Cannabis Waste Growing

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A Washington cannabis company has offered to collect and properly dispose of any waste from other marijuana stores. Canna Culture Shop began the pot waste program early this week to help reduce the impact marijuana waste has on the environment. Owner Maryam Mirnateghi said the program is meant to keep cannabis packaging from ending up […]

[8/28/19] Changes to the YWCA in Wenatchee

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The YWCA NCW has been going through some changes. From looking for a new executive director to transitioning a former café on their premises to a Women’s Resource Center. Another change that was to take place before summer’s end was the closure of the YWCA’s thrift store. But even that, it appears, may be getting […]

[8/21/19] A New Hotel is Coming to Manson

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Developers plan to build a 40 room hotel on Wapato Point Park Way on property sold by Jack & Barbra Stevens, located directly across the street from North Shore Bible Church. The application to build was filed with Chelan County on July 26th with plans for a two story, 26,087 square foot building. The property […]

[8/19/19] Facial Recognition in Dispute

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Amazon has announced its facial recognition program used by one Washington state police agency can now detect emotion, which has generated concerns from privacy advocates. Amazon announced its Rekognition tool has been enhanced to detect basic emotions, including fear. Officials say the American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a delay on police use of the […]

[8/8/19] East Wenatchee to Build Pump Track

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While conversations for a possible pump track in Chelan continue, East Wenatchee is moving forward with the construction of a pump track of their own. Spearheaded by Eastmont Metropolitan Parks and the Evergreen Mountainbike Alliances Central Washington chapter. Rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping”—generating momentum by up and […]

[8/6/19] Food Labeling Changes Proposed

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A pair of U.S. representatives from different parties and opposite ends of the country are introducing a bill intended to curb consumer confusion about food date labeling. Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse, who represents eastern Washington including Douglas County, and Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine are proposing the Food Date Labeling Act. They say the […]

[8/2/19] WSP Hiring Patrol Officers

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If you’ve ever been interested in a career in law enforcement, the Washington State Patrol is currently recruiting for its January cadet class. Trooper John Bryant with the WSP says they are looking to fill up to 60 positions at the academy after its most recent class graduated in July. Those attending the academy can […]