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State reports smallest wheat crop in decades

MOSES LAKE - It was a rotten growing season for wheat farmers in the Columbia Basin, as the state's wheat growers reported the smallest harvest in 57 years. "This is a pretty tough... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

Big Risk, Big Clams

WILLAPA SPITS - On isolated, shifting spits in seemingly perpetual fog, some dig their living from the sand. Razor clammers each collected about 110 pounds per day on average last... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Local restaurants reel after food distributor severs service

LONG BEACH PENINSULA - Several local restaurants are searching for a new wholesale food supplier after a distributor unexpectedly severed delivery services to the Long Beach... — Updated 7/30/2021

 

Tuna too few: Commercial season off to standard slow start

ILWACO - Commercial albacore tuna season swam into action last week with the first official landings hitting local docks. Safe Coast Seafoods and Ilwaco Landing each recorded their... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By Pat Grubb    Business

Effects expected to be minimal for Point Roberts after Canada opens its borders to the U.S.

At long last, Canada will allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada for non-essential purposes beginning August 9. The U.S., which had earlier appeared willing to... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By Marcy Stamper    Business

Hiring woes hit Methow Valley marketplace hard

Local restaurants and retail shops are reducing hours and even closing completely on some days. Employers are offering signing and retention bonuses of up to $1,000. Hotel rooms... — Updated 5/21/2021

 

Curbside alcohol service proposed for extension

People will continue to be able to get a mixed drink with their takeout food until 2023 under a bill now moving to the state Senate for consideration. Delivery and curbside/takeout service of alcoholic beverages and spirits has... — Updated 3/26/2021

 
 By Sydney Brown    Business

Hundreds debate fast-action bill to skip first phase of recovery plan

Dozens of business owners - from restaurant owners to bowling alley managers - told state officials that continued COVID-19 restrictions place small businesses at risk of permanent... — Updated 2/3/2021

 

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