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‘Feel Good Legislation’ Looking For Your Support

As we near the 2020 legislative session, one piece of legislation pays tribute to a Washington icon as well as providing scholarships to students. Marcus Bellissimo reports.  You can sign the petition at the Wash. Apple Commission’s website.

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Rising Unemployment Trend Continues In Chelan-Douglas Counties

The unemployment rate in Chelan and Douglas Counties ticked up again in October, according to the latest job statistics from the State Employment Security Department. The local rate is 3.9 percent, up from 3.3 percent in October last year. The local labor force continues to grow, with about one thousand more people looking for work,…

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B&O Tax Proposal Dies Before Wenatchee City Council

The Wenatchee City Council will not impose a business tax on Confluence Health, but left the door open for further deliberation next year. Last night in a packed council chamber, the council held a public hearing on the proposed two-tenths-of-one-percent (.2%) Business and Occupation tax. About a dozen speakers got up to voice opposition, including…

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Wenatchee Adopts New Sign Code, Billboard Rules Next

Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the city’s new sign regulations, adopted by the council last week, covering the size, height and type of businesses’ signs. At this Thursday’s council meeting, they’ll tackle billboard code. Kuntz also breaks down demolition of empty, city-owned warehouses and offices…

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