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Family dog once stopped a child from being hit by a moving vehicle
It is difficult to impossible to know how much animals perceive of our wishes and our circumstances. But it happens, and sometimes with startling results.
The Pateros mayoral race remains in a dead heat with just a week left before the election is certified by Okanogan County.
Are you one of those people who takes selfies and posts them to your Web page or Facebook? Do you use your cellphone to photograph your children and upload images for friends, family and others to see?
Although some people may not be aware of it, a significant amount of Northwest residents’ power bills has nothing to do with the generation or delivery of electricity.
I’m sure many people in Okanogan and Ferry counties are keeping an eye on statewide election results as the remaining close races are determined.
Kennedy death leaves many with a range of emotions
“Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” Everyone who’s in their mid-50s or older immediately knows the answer to that question.
Lab technicians show heroism in battling disease
The other day, while I was at my clinic (for something else), I was offered flu and pneumonia shots and accepted. In my family, pneumonia is a word that commands attention. My grandmother died of it when in her 30s, leaving, in addition to her husband, three children, the oldest of whom was 9.
Using Boeing as cover, Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature back to Olympia this week for a special session. But with Boeing unions yet to agree to build the new 777x aircraft here, the aircraft manufacturer is hardly the reason for lawmakers to be back in Olympia. Rather, Gov. Inslee is calling on them to approve a new transportation package, and with it a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike.
Covering death in small communities such as ours isn’t an easy thing for any journalist to do. As reporters, editors and photographers, our job is to lay out the facts of tragic events for you, the reader, to get the big picture. At the same time, we need to be sensitive to the family and friends of those who die.
I saw something recently about the economy and how employers are complaining about a lack of qualified candidates — namely in written and verbal communication skills.
The good news is that America is bringing its troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. However, that presents a challenge because a large number of those troops will leave the military upon their return.
As I was working on stories last week about Veterans Day, I had occasion to research the background of a Civil War veteran who’s buried in the old Riverview Cemetery near Omak.