Private lending network outlined for Economic Alliance

A county-wide lending network for businesses looking for private financing could be started if there’s interest and someone willing to coordinate the project.

Gasoline prices fall 4.9 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.95 per gallon Sunday, Oct. 1, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

AG Ferguson sues one of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence.

Economic Alliance meets Wednesday

The Economic Alliance will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 27, at the Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala Ave.

Chambers seek tree festival participants

The deadline for Omak and Okanogan chamber members wanting to participate in the new festival of trees for non-profit groups is Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Fuel prices continue to fall

“For the second straight week, almost every state saw average gasoline prices fall notably as refineries continue to heal after Harvey and work on restoring production of motor fuels," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.

Career fair, workshop focuses on health care

A career fair and workshop focusing on health care is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St.

Prices drop as refineries bounce back from Harvey

Average gas prices have dropped in 45 states, with the national average declining nearly 5 cents per gallon to $2.60 in the first weekly drop since Hurricane Harvey’s caused refinery shutdowns weeks ago.

College to offer four-year nursing degree

The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission has granted Wenatchee Valley College initial approval for a registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing, or RN-to-BSN, program.

Gas prices fall across the state

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88 as of Sunday, April 23, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

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Ground broken for new sign

Ground was broken recently for the new Pateros sign south of town.

Rules adopted for industrial hemp research

The state Department of Agriculture has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Project.

Gebbers keeps agriculture viable in north county

With help from Gebbers Farms, agriculture will remain a viable industry in northern Okanogan County.

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Sunrise RVs opens in Omak

Folks searching for the perfect recreational vehicle now have a local option, located in a convenient location along Highway 97.

Students get back to business March 6

Juniors from Okanogan and Omak high schools will get a taste of the business world next week during the annual Business Week program.