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Bridging the digital divide with NCW Tech Alliance in North Central Washington

Technology is transforming the world we live in, creating new opportunities and challenges for individuals, businesses, and communities. However, not everyone has access to tap into this potential …

Local ag co-op nurtures tree fruit industry from bud to box

Since the 1930s, Northwest Wholesale, Inc., a locally owned agricultural cooperative, has been an impactful part of the tree fruit industry in North Central Washington. Cooperatives of all kinds …

Washington State nature photographer opens new gallery on East side

Bellingham-based photographer Peter James will be expanding his business to the East side this spring. The Peter James Photography Gallery is slated to open in downtown Leavenworth in April 2024. …

Chelan wineries excel in prestigious wine competition

CHELAN - The 24th Annual Best of the Best Platinum Wine Competition, hosted by Great Northwest Wine Magazine, concluded with notable success for Lake Chelan wineries. This invitation-only event, …

Bitcoin surpasses $60,000 as demand from ETFs triggers bull run

At the heart of the rally that is pushing Bitcoin toward a record high is a simple tenet of economics: Supply and demand. The demand for the token that’s resulting from new exchange-traded …

Boeing gets 90-day ultimatum from FAA to fix its safety culture

US regulators issued an ultimatum to Boeing Co. in the wake of a near-catastrophic accident last month, giving the US plane manufacturer 90 days to devise a plan to fix what it called …

OLYMPIA - During the 2024 Legislative Day and Hill Climb, SkillSource, along with its executive team and over 35 partners from the Washington Workforce Association, traveled to Olympia to advocate …

CHELAN – Peterson’s Waterfront has been awarded the RCI Gold Crown Resort® designation by RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange, for the 33rd consecutive year. This …

Celebrating a quarter century of winemaking excellence: Fielding Hills Winery

CHELAN – As Fielding Hills Winery marks its 25th anniversary in 2024, founders Mike and Karen Wade reflect on a journey that began with the crushing of grapes from their estate Riverbend …

Major strikes in 2023 set 20-year record, Labor Department says

American workers led 33 major strikes in 2023, the most in more than two decades, the Labor Department reported Wednesday, as a booming labor market fueled a strong year of activity for unions. …

U.S. consumer sentiment increases for a third straight month

(Bloomberg) -- US consumer sentiment improved for a third month in February as Americans grew more optimistic about the outlook for the economy and inflation. The sentiment index edged up 0.6 …

WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Foundation is hosting a Business After Hours networking event at the WVC Music and Art Center (MAC) from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 29. This event …

Wall Street caught off guard by ‘sticky’ CPI signs

Wall Street got a reality check on Tuesday, with hotter-than-estimated inflation data triggering a slide in both stocks and bonds. Equities pushed away from their all-time highs as the consumer …

Inflation eased further in January as Fed weighs when to cut rates

The path to getting inflation down has not been steady. On Tuesday, another bump got in the way. Fresh data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed prices rose 3.1 percent in January compared …

AI companies agree to limit election ‘deepfakes’ but fall short of ban

SAN FRANCISCO - Leading artificial intelligence companies are planning to sign an “accord” committing to developing tech to identify, label and control AI-generated images, videos and …

U.S. CPI revisions confirm inflation progress at end of last year

(Bloomberg) -- US inflation was about the same at the end of last year as initially reported after incorporating annual revisions, according to new data published Friday. Consumer prices …

Boeing’s next crisis: Aerospace workers demanding 40% pay raise

(Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. executives have spent the past month grappling with the aftermath of a near-catastrophe on an airborne 737 Max jet. As the US planemaker works through its latest crisis tied …

If it’s broke, fix it – Waste Loop will show you how

LEAVENWORTH – Don’t throw away that broken blender or those torn jeans just yet. Waste Loop might be able to help. The nonprofit is bringing back Repair Cafes starting at the end of the …

Washington gas prices slightly rise

WASHINGTON - Average gasoline prices in Washington have seen a slight increase of 0.5 cents per gallon over the past week, with the current average at $3.88 per gallon, as reported by GasBuddy's …

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been at the forefront of many national and state-level conversations over the last year, but the launch of a new resource in January is noteworthy for community …

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