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The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities in America


Bellingham, Washington Located on the Puget Sound ...
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwa lk, Connecticut As one of just three metropolitan areas east of the Mississippi to crack the top ten, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwa lk area is easily the most fitness-friendly ...

Bike club leader's tips for scenic rides in Washington state


From Wenatchee, head east on South Wenatchee Avenue ...
Walla Walla The rolling hills of southeastern Washington are perfect for a multiday bike tour that features miles of waving wheat fields along with excellent food and wine. There are a number of ...

Wenatchee gallery brings big-name artists to small-town students


“I remember coming to Wenatchee and the only thing you could see that resembled ...
It wasn’t until Crew was an undergraduate at Central Washington University that he experienced a real art gallery. He has spent most of his life since then immersed ...

Twin sisters turn heads on packing line


Twin sisters live together and pack apples together. People can't tell them apart. EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. — Karon Carlson loads trays of Red Delicious apples into a box at the end of the packing line. You get closer and look up the line. She’s still in ...

Judge Sperline to depart Grant County bench


Sperline, 65, of Soap Lake, is the longest-serving seated judge in the state. The Ephrata native passed the Washington bar in 1974 and practiced law in East Wenatchee and Moses Lake, until his appointment in 1983 by Republican Gov. John Spellman made him ...

Obituary: Stegeman, John “Connor”


Connor was loved and cherished by all and will be forever missed by his mother April Turner of Spokane, WA, his father John Stegeman of East Wenatchee, WA, his sister Cassi Miller and her fiance Steven Johnson of Post Falls, ID, and his sister Courtney and ...

Thompson wins Apple Cup a year after running out of gas on last lap


18, Shane Mitchell (East Wenatchee); 19, Kelly Mann (Monroe); 20, Rick Gerard (Hermiston, Ore.); 21, Mike Longton (Moxee); 22, Jason Ogle (Bothell). WEST COAST STREET STOCKS 80-lap main event: 1, Zack Washington; 2, Matt Stevenson; 3, Erick Hector ...

Bipartisan Proposal Unveiled To Preserve Medical Marijuana In Washington


A bipartisan team of Washington State Representatives has introduced a sweeping ...
and our ‘patient protection’ amendment makes sure that happens,” said Rep. Cary Condotta (R-East Wenatchee). Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation’s largest ...

Fitch Rates Central Washington Hospital (WA) Series 2015 Bonds 'BBB+'; Upgrades Outstanding Debt


WVMC includes over 250 physicians. CWH is located in Wenatchee, Washington, approximately 150 miles east of Seattle and 170 miles west of Spokane. In fiscal 2014, CWH had approximately $267 million of total revenue and CH had approximately $596 million of ...

George Marvin Freeman East Wenatchee, WA


George Marvin Freeman, 96, a 25 year resident of Wenatchee and formerly a 19 year resident and businessman in Chelan, died Sunday, December 21, 2014, at his home. He was born December 15, 1918 at Rossbo, Ohio, the son of Walter and Erma Alice (Harden) Freeman.

Sounders' Keller headlines WIAA 2015 Hall of Fame class


Sounders former goalkeeper Kasey Keller will be inducted into the WIAA Hall of Fame. Courtesy of Seattle Sounders. Formers Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller headlined the WIAA’s 2015 Hall of Fame clas…

East of the Mountains


Most people are easily influenced by the people around them or their surroundings. In David Guterson’s naturalistic novel, East of the Mountains, the author uses Ben’s interactions with his mother at …

How Do You Like Them Apples? The Explosion of the Cider Market


During this year’s Taste Washington festiviti es, I had the pleasure of attending one of the seminars for the first time along with my (normally beer drinking) boyfriend. My friend Erin James (of Sip N…

new today: peach goat cheese


Our newest flavor is peach goat cheese: goat cheese ice cream threaded with homemade peach jam! Here's why: last summer our chef and his team preserved 100 pounds of Tiny's Organic peaches, harvested …

His Hands and Side


https://www.myflare.com/0 /io/hotlink/jtoO3eE8EeS3H iICChgA4w/A0000291.mp3 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Everything is in the hands and side of Jesus. Other…

Bipartisan Proposal Unveiled To Preserve Medical Marijuana In Washington


Wanna Quit? A bipartisan team of Washington State Representatives has introduced a sweeping amendment to Senate Bill 5052 ahead of an expected vote slated for Friday afternoon. …

A Road Trip to Lake Chelan, Sept. 2012


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer 4  Lake Chelan from Campbell's Hotel in Chelan, Washington. In the northern part of Eastern Washington there is a lake that is probably the most b…

I Will Meet You In The Morning


Dick Rice passed away one year ago today. I have lots of friends but Dick was perhaps my best friend. I first met him when he loaned mowers to the church and I used them back in late 80's as a volunte…

Cooler weather helps hold Eastern Washington wildfires; fire watch in western part of state


YAKIMA, Wash. - Firefighters dug fire lines and lit backfires Wednesday in an effort to contain several large wildfires burning across 170 square miles of Eastern Washington after cooler weather overn…

3-17-15 Sutton Turner blog post revisits his history in ministry, WtH revisits the accounts of Michael Van Skaik and Mark Driscoll about Turner and a Paul Tripp statement


First thing to note, Sutton Turner's got a website up, and the second thing to note is the biography covers a decent amount of material previously available at MH sites and to a lesser extent discusse…




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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in EAST WENATCHEE WASHINGTON

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]



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The Guardian and a warning to EAST WENATCHEE WASHINGTON: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]



EAST WENATCHEE WASHINGTON: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.

FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.


2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).

 


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.

 


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.

 


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.

 


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.

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