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During winter we get hungry for color; flowers are most welcome
Have you ever noticed what a role color plays in our lives?
It seems that our American society has relegated fathers to second-class parental status.
We’re all familiar with car loans and home mortgages. They make it possible for consumers to make major purchases without paying cash up front.
June 14th commemorates “Flag Day,” a day when millions of Americans, schools, government buildings, businesses, and grave sites will display the symbol that captures the spirit of American ideals and freedoms – the American flag.
June 11, 2014- Letters to the Editor
Mosquito abatement will likely be presented to Okanogan Valley voters in a future taxing district ballot measure
If you’ve been swatting and cursing mosquitoes for the past couple weeks, you’re not alone. Now that the Okanogan River is dropping, the mass invasion of mosquitoes has begun.
Story illustrates there’s more than meets the eye
There is a story that came out of the Civil War – a not-young woman had attached herself to an infantry unit.
Several years ago, banks started implementing policies requiring a fingerprint to cash a check. I balked. Rather than cash a check at the bank it was written on, I started depositing all checks into my account at the bank I chose to do business with.
Managers need to change environmental review process
The news last week that Kinross Gold is pulling its draft environmental plan to be able to drill core samples on publicly owned land came as a shocker to Okanogan and Ferry counties.
The month of June brings a stream of graduation ceremonies and festivities. It is truly a rewarding and exciting time for graduates and their families as personal struggles are overcome and goals are reached.
President Obama is expected to announce a new set of regulations to limit carbon emissions from coal-powered power plants – the nation’s single largest source of affordable electricity. The impact won’t hit just coal; these regulations will affect every energy user, including you.
June 04, 2014- Letters to the Editor
Consider pythons and poinsettias
One of the things about the balance of nature is that we have interfered with it so much that in places it isn’t there any more.
May 21, 2014- Letters to the Editor
Don’t take your freedoms for granted this Memorial Day
Memorial Day is supposed to be a somber observance, a chance to remember those who gave their lives for our freedoms.
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