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YAKIMA - On May 2 and 3, Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Trustees Paula Arno Martinez, vice chair of the WVC Board of Trustees, and Wilma Cartagena, the board's legislative liaison, attended the …

WENATCHEE - Dr. Doug Eisert, a longtime pediatrician in the Wenatchee Valley practicing at the Confluence Health  East Wenatchee Clinic, was recently awarded the 2024 Leah Layne Memorial Health …

US renters are more pessimistic about their ability to ever own a home and households’ expectations of home-price growth has reaccelerated after falling last year, a new Federal Reserve Bank of …

Five from Confluence Health honored with 2024 Champion of Public Health Awards

WENATCHEE - Three staff members and two providers at Confluence Health were recently honored with the 2024  Champions of Public Health Award, presented by the Chelan-Douglas Health District …

Wenatchee MSA experiences strong job growth amidst rising unemployment

WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprising Chelan and Douglas counties in Washington state, saw impressive job growth between March 2023 and March 2024 despite an uptick in …

WENATCHEE - Confluence Health Hospital Central Campus was recently recognized with two hospital achievement awards by LifeCenter Northwest for excellence in organ donation efforts. LifeCenter …

WENATCHEE - The 2024 Flywheel Investment Conference, held from April 16-18 and sponsored by Ogden Murphy Wallace, Microsoft, and Confluence Health, concluded with Dopl Technologies being named the …

High egg prices reveal rising food insecurity in Upper Valley

LEAVENWORTH – UV MEND’s Community Cupboard is in need of eggs. According to Food Programs Manager Rachel Bishop, the price of eggs has skyrocketed for the pantry since the beginning of …

Leavenworth Art Haus celebrates one year of art and creativity

LEAVENWORTH – On Apr. 1, the Leavenworth Art Haus celebrated its first year of operation, offering a space and supplies for all ages and abilities to decorate and create.  “This …

WENATCHEE—The American Heart Association has awarded Confluence Health gold-level recognition for its commitment to employee health and well-being. The recognition is based on the Association's …

The Barn opens at Gamble Sands, precursor to major expansion

BREWSTER – The newest addition to the Gamble Sands golf, dining, and lodging experience 10 miles east of Brewster, The Barn, billed as the “newest dining hotspot and coolest hangout in …

Local banker honored with Banner Bank's highest employee recognition

WENATCHEE - Banner Bank has announced that Cori Bautista, Assistant Vice President and Residential Loan Officer, has been selected as a recipient of the Banner's Best award. This award represents the …

WENATCHEE  - The Flywheel Angel Network has announced the six finalists set to compete at the highly anticipated Flywheel Investment Conference from April 17-19, 2024, in Wenatchee, Washington. …

A second season is all about second chances for Wenatchee Bighorns

WENATCHEE—For the Wenatchee Bighorns, persistence is everything. The professional basketball team had a rocky debut in 2023, losing half its leadership in April of last year, including Head …

Wenatchee MSA job market surges, outpacing state

The Wenatchee metro area employment picture looked exceptionally bright in January, with total nonfarm jobs surging at more than four times the statewide pace, according to a new report by a state …

Washington State sees job growth slow, unemployment rise in February

OLYMPIA - Washington's economy added 2,600 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7%, marking the highest level since 2021 and the fifth straight month of rising joblessness. The …

Washington State sees job losses and a rise in unemployment in January

OLYMPIA. — At the start of 2024, the state of Washington experienced a downturn in its labor market, with a notable decrease in payroll employment and a rise in the unemployment rate. According …

Public input sought on North Central Regional Workforce Plan

WENATCHEE — The SkillSource Regional Workforce Board is calling for public input on the forthcoming four-year Regional Workforce Plan for North Central Washington. Scheduled for the 2024-2028 …

Rent is driving inflation. But there’s something off in the data.

Inflation came in hotter than expected in January, and it may take a few more months to know if that was a fluke or if price increases are getting stickier. But one key part of the inflation picture …

Big-box stores try to stay relevant by focusing on smaller stores

Two of the biggest names in big-box retail have boosted their bets on a growing trend for brick-and-mortar sales: smaller stores. Best Buy and Macy’s this week announced plans to add …

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