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Wednesday, July 31

 

Chairman change may open door

Kirby Wilbur. He’s somebody you may or may not have heard of. But in recent years, he’s influenced the rural voice of Eastern Washington, even though he didn’t live here.

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Weighing the high cost of business

Gov. Jay Inslee was in New York for the world rollout of BMW’s new electric car, the BMW i3, which is partially built in Washington. We are all justifiably proud of our state’s role and see the car as a harbinger of Washington’s economic future.

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Kraske named to team

Rachael Kraske of Omak helped her George Fox University women’s track team both on and off the field.

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Wednesday, July 24



North Cross ranks among favorite spots

I don’t know that I could name my favorite place in the county. There are so many lovely ones! But among them surely would have to be the North Cascades Highway, locally known as the North Cross.

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Proctor rides in Idaho

Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate and 2011 World Bull Riding champion, got a little practice in the Stampede prior to possibly coming to the Omak Stampede next month.

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T. rex remains a bad boy

I was happy to learn, for the sake of 5-year-old boys everywhere, that Tyrannosaurus rex remains the bad boy of the dinosaur world.

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Chess story fascinates

I’m sure all journalists and writers have events in history that stand out in their minds. Those are the stories that made us want to become writers in the first place.

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Wednesday, July 17

 

Students deserve better loan rates

Making a college education more affordable for all those who wish to pursue it is in the best interest of our country. America depends on an educated population in order to remain successful and prosperous.

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Camp imports Ruiz

Jesse Ruiz, who competed as a heavyweight wrestler for Mexico at the 2012 Olympics, is flying to Okanogan for a wrestling camp Aug. 10.

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Online sales beat the mall

My extreme distaste for shopping malls, combined with a love of treasure hunting, has turned me into a fanatic of online shopping.

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Wednesday, July 10

  

New ATV law means opportunity

A new state law will give those of us who live in The Okanogan a much needed boost — both in terms of the economy and accessibility to services.

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Free college is a dream

While Washington has gone through its own crisis with a last-minute budget, Oregon has been going through the same issue.

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Military news mixed for economy

Military installations and defense contractors are taking the brunt of the automatic budgets cuts mandated by sequestration. Why should we care?

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Wednesday, July 3

 

Powell’s story fascinates, even today

John Wesley Powell, as any good Methodist might guess, was born to a Methodist pastor, in 1834. His father may have planned teaching or the ministry for him, but from the outset his interests were strongly scientific.

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Award shines hope for U.S.

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the title of “most American-made vehicle” has returned to the hands of an American auto company. After winning the honor four straight years, the Toyota Camry was finally supplanted by the Ford F-150 in this year’s annual Cars.com rankings.

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