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The cost to live in rural Eastern Washington is about to go up. But there is a way to mitigate the costs of recreating and working here.
There are valid concerns that need to be considered before approving any deal with Iran
The volume of cargo handled at British Columbia’s ports has jumped 46 percent since 2006, while our West Coast traffic grew only 3.8 percent, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. That should be a wake-up call for us and prod our elected officials to act before it is too late and there is no lunch to eat.
We hope the community will step up and help the Colville Tribal Police catch the vandal who did more than express hatred. In doing so, the community may help curtail racism while giving the tribal community a thumbs up for its effort to create jobs, preserve salmon and improve our communities.
Jim DeTro, Sheilah Kennedy and Ray Campbell provide a great example of responsive local government.
Washington vintners better be prepared to compete
As the quality of Chinese wine improves, Washington vintners now need to pay attention to new foreign market.
Okanogan County commissioners should continue to demand local hospitals work together to find a way to remain viable while keeping health care services local.
Given Olympia’s three-session budgeting fiasco this year, lawmakers should reconsider handing the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board millions of dollars to give away. Most of that money would be better left in the pockets of taxpayers, rather than unwittingly gambling on another shell game with little or no real public benefit.
Take time Saturday to head to Pateros to help the community celebrate its rebirth. Take time to learn what it means to be “Pateros Strong.”
Program should encourage working, not reliance on handouts
Food stamp program's evolution from staples to process foods helped breed culture of selling benefits cards
The Senate should approve the Resilient Federal Forests Act, requiring the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to dramatically improve the health and resiliency of federal forests and rangelands.
Clearing dead trees and debris from the forest floor reduces the risk of massive wildfires that pump millions of tons of carbon-dioxide into the air.