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EDITORIAL: Tonasket hospital needs to answer questions

North Valley Hospital’s board has plenty of people showing up to meetings and asking questions about how well the hospital is being managed.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: A life of their own

Partway up the Early Winters valley is a break in the mountain that forms, if you are going up-valley, the left side of the valley wall.

CENTER STAGE: Lots of local entertainment on tap at county fair

It’s that time of year again. Tomorrow kicks off the first day of the 70th annual Okanogan County Fair. Perhaps one of the largest family reunions of sorts, the county fair brings something for everyone.

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CENTER STAGE: Area brims with entertaining events

As the mornings are getting colder and area youngsters are heading back to school, I hate to say it but summer must be coming to an end. Around the house, the lawn is needing less watering and mowing, and our garden is nearing the end of its season.

CENTER STAGE: Neal McCoy brings show to Waterville

Johnny Rodriguez brings traditional country sounds to Manson

While we are less than a month away from the first day of fall (Sept. 22), there’s still time to enjoy the sunny weather and take in a great show around the Northwest.

EDITORIAL: Leave monuments alone

Recent events have prompted cities, counties and states to consider tearing down monuments that are deemed offensive to some.

POINT OF THEW: Every life should matter, it’s time to get over it!

Remember, when the term BLM used to strike fear in the hearts of ranchers, because it meant Bureau of Land Management (the government) was unjustly doing something or another?

POINT OF THEW: Let’s get real about property rights

What do you have if you can’t have your property?

EDITORIAL: Support your local Stampede

It’s that time of the year again – Stampede Week – when some of us embrace the chance to show off our towns and enjoy some good ol’ rodeo action, a thrilling horse race with some incredibly brave riders, impressive dancers in colorful regalia at the powwow, carnival rides that push us to our limits and entertainment galore … and then some of us grumble at the mass influx of thousands of people into our small community and hole up until the event blows over.

EDITORIAL: No more lip service! Fix the transient problem

If you’ve walked or driven down Main Street in Omak, you’ve more likely than not have seen a slew of transients occupying doorways, benches and curbs.

POINT OF THEW: Fed up with off-the-record slamming

I probably don’t have to tell you that we live in a day and age when people who voted for the loser in 2016 (Hillary) think that they have the right to call the people who didn’t every name in the book.

EDITORIAL: Do your duty and send in your vote

It is that time of the year again when we have to make some educated choices and let our voice be heard on some important decisions on local leadership and funding.

POINT OF THEW: Ticket prices sure don’t make sense

Last weekend had my head spinning.

EDITORIAL: No water could be the end to rural life

Legislators have their hands full.

POINT OF THEW: Oh, 30 percent of readers won’t agree

The headline above isn’t referring to election numbers. I’m talking about poll numbers.

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