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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.

NO LEFTOVERS: A really smoky weekend

After a couple attempts to try smoker-style cooking in my indirect propane grill and a barrel drum camp cooker, I bit the bullet and picked up a real deal smoker.

POINT OF THEW: Another test for the state Supremes

I seriously don’t understand how Washington can be a blue state. Even with the huge population of sheep in King and Pierce counties, you would think that moderates and conservatives would be able to get together to put a stop to the stupidity in Olympia and Seattle.

EDITORIAL: Governor Inslee pulls the rug out

With the signing of a budget in Olympia which may or not meet the state high court’s definition of what lawmakers’ meant, you would think the bipartisan love would have lasted. But it didn’t last long.

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CENTER STAGE: Wauconda Hall plans celebration

Long before the Internet and modern technology ruled our daily lives, gathering with friends and neighbors was the thing to do for weekend entertainment. A small taste of the way it was is planned this weekend in Wauconda.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Opportunity accepted

When my friend Marsha was ready for advanced training, she chose bookkeeping and finished a year of the training.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Baby on doorstep brings back memories

Probably the most exciting thing that ever hit our neighborhood was the incident of the newborn baby left on a neighbor’s doorstep.

EDITORIAL: Workers make the economy better

This time of year you can hear the grumblings at the check stand. To be honest, probably all of us do it once in awhile.

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