Stories for April 2015

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Thursday, April 30

   

Wednesday, April 29

                         

Water pipeline 'highly illogical'

If Californians want to fill their lakes, let them build their own dams and reservoirs. And while they’re at it, let them add the power generation systems necessary to support their state’s needs at their own expense.

April 29, 2015 midnight read more..
      

Tuesday, April 28

   

Monday, April 27



Watercross racers open season

The Northwest Jet Sports Association's 2015 watercross tour kicked of Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln City, Ore. Here are the unofficial results of the combined classes.

April 27, 2015 noon read more..


Sunday, April 26



Friday, April 24



Thursday, April 23

  

Wednesday, April 22

   

State's drought is a natural cycle

Enough with falsely claiming specifically that this year’s Washington state drought — the third in less than 100 years — is the result of how we live, what we drive and where we work..

April 22, 2015 midnight read more..


Business taxes matter

Politicians must be mindful of the impact high taxes and other business costs have on the majority of our state. Second, elected officials need to be vigilant — competitors are looking for ways to rob our state of its businesses and jobs.

April 22, 2015 midnight read more..
                

Tuesday, April 21

  

Omak, Okanogan bridge work planned

Motorists headed between downtown and the east side of the Okanogan River can expect delays on Thursday while repairs are done to the Central Avenue bridge.

April 21, 2015 2:23 p.m. read more..


Baseball Poll: Cashmere drops to No. 3

Quincy, a 2A team, handed 1A Cashmere its first loss of the season, 11-10. As a result the Bulldogs dropped from No. 2 to No 3 in the third week of the Washington High School Baseball Poll released Monday night.

April 21, 2015 12:31 p.m. read more..
  

Monday, April 20



Friday, April 17



Wednesday, April 15

                 

820 (2015-134 March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN WELLS FARGO BANK

(2015-134 March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, vs., UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF KAROL D. THOMPSON; RICHARD G. THOMPSON SR.; WILLIAM L. CARNAHAN; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; STATE OF WASHINGTON; OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES, Defendants. No. 14-2-00489-5

April 15, 2015 midnight read more..
        

Why would Kreidler upend AHPs?

Rather than applaud association health plans for providing coverage, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is moving against them, stripping people of their coverage. In these uncertain times when the Affordable Care Act is struggling and key parts of it are being challenged in court, that just doesn’t make sense.

April 15, 2015 midnight read more..
 

Do you think your hospital is safe?

The old model of health care as simply a business of revenue versus expense is inherently flawed, where “revenue” is a sick patient. It certainly cannot be fixed solely by cutting the portion of “expenses” that is the team who cares for the patient. Unless both patients and providers stand up for the community, that is exactly what will continue to happen.

April 15, 2015 midnight read more..

Tuesday, April 14

     

Thursday, April 9

    

Wednesday, April 8

                               

Flag flap could've been avoided

The governor should’ve paid more attention to the significance of the Good Friday holiday. Had he done so, Olympia’s flag flap could’ve been avoided.

April 8, 2015 midnight read more..


Halting oil trains is not an option

Stopping rail shipments of crude oil and hazardous cargo is not a viable option. It is better to strengthen railroad beds, replace aging track and bridges, enact better safety standards, increase inspections, continue to train emergency responders and invest in new technology and modern equipment.

April 8, 2015 midnight read more..


Tuesday, April 7

  

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Wednesday, April 1

                               

Franchises are small businesses

Like the coffee vendor in the lobby of Trump Tower, they’re not global business magnates, they’re small business owners trying to make a living. Seattle politicians should treat them as such.

April 1, 2015 midnight read more..


Don't give teachers, pupils a pass

We should not give teachers and students a “pass” for failing to meet minimum academic standards. And the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shouldn’t be asking for a waiver, either.

April 1, 2015 midnight read more..