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Report: Local Democracy ‘Run Over’ By Lyft, Uber

Ride-sharing companies have boomed in the country’s largest cities and recently drivers have popped up in the Wenatchee Valley. Now a new report from the National Employment Law Project details how ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft have used deceptive practices in order to operate in cities. The “Uber State Interference” report says drivers have also…

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Wenatchee Woman Killed In Skyline Drive Crash With Snow Plow

A 20-year-old Wenatchee woman died from injuries in a collision with a snow plow on Skyline Drive Saturday morning. She was a passenger in a Honda civic traveling east on Skyline, it lost control and crossed the centerline into the westbound lane. The snowplow was westbound and crossed into the eastbound lane to try to…

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McKittrick, Mission, Other Street Improvements Coming To Wenatchee In 2018

Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about work starting today on lower McKittrick St., including moving power poles to make room for new sidewalks, other improvements coming to North Wenatchee Ave., federal funding help for infrastructure projects, Western Ave. and Mission St. and more.

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Myth Busters Snowplow Edition – Winter Overtime Jackpot?

Many think driving a snowplow for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in north central Washington would be an easy job with lots of overtime. Easy? Not really. Mentally and physically taxing for 10-hour stretches, maybe even longer? Oh yeah. Marcus Bellissimo has more.

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Snowy Driving On Mnt. Passes, U.S. 2 This Morning, DUI Holiday Patrols Out Now

Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about snowy driving conditions on the Cascade mountain passes and along Highway 2 in Leavenworth this morning, being prepared for winter driving, high traffic volumes in Leavenworth and recreation areas this time of year and DUI patrols out for Christmas and…

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City of Wenatchee Update – Mayor Frank Kuntz

Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz swings by the KOHO studios for the final time in 2017 to put a bow on the year – big projects checked off the list this year and what’s on the docket for 2018: housing, infrastructure grants, streets and sewers, the Federal Building, new parks and more.

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To Fund City Streets, Wenatchee Approves New Tax On Confluence Health

The Wenatchee city council last night approved a tax agreement with Confluence Health. As a non-profit, the healthcare facilities do not pay property taxes. A majority of the city’s street maintenance and improvement funding comes from property taxes. Starting in 2018, the city will now collect PILT, or Payment In Lieu of Taxes, of $330,000…

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Highway 150 No-See-Um Rd. Roundabout Gets Official Ribbon Cutting

After a lengthy construction process and traffic backups, the new roundabout on Highway 150 at No-See-Um Road near Chelan was formally dedicated Wednesday. The roundabout is one of several Connecting Washington transportation projects completed this year, bringing safety, economic, environmental and mobility improvements to local areas throughout the state. KOHO’s Chelan Correspondent Jay Witherbee was…

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