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Q: My insurance forced me to switch to a generic version of my medicine, but my symptoms started coming back. My doctor insists it’s the exact same medicine, so why doesn’t it work as well? Generic medicines are considered equivalent to their brand name counterparts, but they are not identical....
StatePoint -  Economic analysts increasingly predict that the U.S. will soon experience a recession, and a recent survey by CFP Board/Morning Consult shows many Americans agree: 55 percent of respondents believe a recession will occur in the next year. Roughly three quarters of respondents said an...
  UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Okanogan County’s Methow Valley, and for all of Chelan and Douglas counties due to poor air quality in the region. A Stage 1 ban that began earlier this week in Kittitas and...
Dr. Jim Schupp of Penn State offers guidelines for evaluating exposed fruit and handling frozen fruit.  The freezing point will vary between varieties and maturity but in general apples begin to freeze at 28.5 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit. In general, the lower the temperature and the longer the...
WENATCHEE -- Stemilt Growers held its annual grower BBQ where they celebrated their growing team and announced the recipients of its 2018 grower awards.  Distributed by Stemilt’s field staff, 13 growers were selected and awarded based on the high quality fruit they produced during the 2018 crop...
Yakima –The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) has released its forecast for the 2019 Washington state fresh apple crop. The 2019 forecast is for a fresh pack crop of 137.3 million standard forty-pound boxes of fresh apples.  This is an 18 percent increase from 2018’s 116.7 million...
MANSON - Washington State University Extension is offering the ServSafe training for restaurant managers, cooks and anyone who has responsibility for food preparation and food safety. This also includes casinos, day cares, senior centers, food counters, vendors, hospitals, restaurants or correction...

Tom Jensen
CHELAN - RE/MAX Advantage Lake Chelan is pleased to announce a new addition to its staff.  Tom Jensen joins RE/MAX Advantage as a Broker with 14 years of experience, mostly assisting real estate buyers and sellers on Whidbey Island.  In addition, Jensen also brings the customer service and...
Wenatchee – Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is teaming up with KING 5 to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ fifth annual Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption drive this Saturday, August 17, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m..  For this event, WVHS will offer low cost pet adoption fees to help local...
  CHELAN - The regular meeting for Chelan County Fire District #7 (Chelan Fire & Rescue) is held the third Wednesday of the month (July 17 this month), at 3 p.m. at the fire station, 232 E. Wapato Avenue. www.chelan7.com See below for the July 17 agenda    

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