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Dont' sequester Wolf Advisory Group

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife's new human-wildlife conflict collaboration executive director, Francine Madden, plans to begin her new management position by sequestering the public board established specifically to be a liaison on wolf-related issues. Since she's unilaterally throwing out the rules established for the board, the state should rescind any job offer and find someone willing to truly collaborate with rural residents facing wolf-related issues.

Officials correctly play out process

Okanogan County commissioners are correctly following the established process on the request to vacate Three Devils Road, even in the delay in a decision isn't popular

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Thumbs up for bicycle crackdown

As more and more Okanogan County communities welcome ATVs into town, the potential for frustration between those riders and cyclists and drivers will grow. Cyclists have to learn to share the road with other ATV riders, and vice versa.

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Area neighbors helping neighbors

While the government can make it easier for our food bank system to flourish, the real success is due to the hard work of the individuals who donate and volunteer. We all have the ability to donate our time and resources and be part of neighbors helping neighbors.

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Renew funding for imports

The Ex-Im Bank supports itself through interest payments and fees; no tax money is used.

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Will our ports be ready for big ships?

The big ships are coming. The question is, will they dock in Seattle or Tacoma or head north to Canada or pass us by sailing through the Panama Canal to U.S. ports on the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic seaboard?

Let Mom know she is special

Just take time Sunday to let Mom know how special she is.

Water pipeline 'highly illogical'

Capt. Kirk wants to beam our water through pipe to California

If Californians want to fill their lakes, let them build their own dams and reservoirs. And while they’re at it, let them add the power generation systems necessary to support their state’s needs at their own expense.

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World trade creates jobs

President Obama needs the power to negotiate trade agreements.

Support Mid-Valley Hospital's general obligation bond

The additional tax a small price to pay to keep the county’s most viable hospital safe and sound.

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State's drought is a natural cycle

Enough with falsely claiming specifically that this year’s Washington state drought — the third in less than 100 years — is the result of how we live, what we drive and where we work..

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Business taxes matter

Politicians must be mindful of the impact high taxes and other business costs have on the majority of our state. Second, elected officials need to be vigilant — competitors are looking for ways to rob our state of its businesses and jobs.

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