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As Americans, we take things for granted that many around the would consider luxuries
I’m usually not much of a movie-goer. And I certainly don’t plan to sit around and watch TV when there is life to live and work to be done. But then there are times I can be such a geek. I can sit motionless in front of the big screen or the TV. And on occasion, I can even tune out my favorite hard-rock songs and tune into “Coast to Coast.” Last week was one of those weeks.
Brewster, Republic, Okanogan and Almira/Coulee-Hartline girls show class at state
I’ve often voiced my concern over state agencies continuing to buy land in the name of habitat protection. But rural residents should also be aware of the economic pitfalls that will follow large acquisitions by environmental groups.
A proposed directive concerning commercial filming in wilderness spilled over to the National Forest System, causing a “considerable response” among journalists.
Last Friday, students statewide had an opportunity to participate in a mock election that included the same measures and congressional candidates as on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
For those who chose not to vote, we say: You had your chance to speak up. Since you chose not to exercise it by voting, we’re not interested in hearing your armchair post-election commentary.
In the short six year’s I’ve been living here in Okanogan County, I’ve seen power rates increase, and then increase again. Now, it looks as though the Okanogan County Utility District wants me to dip into my wallet further.
Editorial board selects candidates and levies to support this election
Each year, The Chronicle convenes an editorial board to endorse or oppose candidates during the election season. Here are some of the endorsements offered by this year’s board:
Last week, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted a local meeting on its “tourism” effort. Interestingly, the effort looked more like an effort to sell a political agenda than it did a concerted tourism plan.
If approved, I-1351 would require the state to allocate more money and resources to reducing classroom size. But simply put, we cannot afford the measure.
Okanogan Family Faire, known as the "Barter Faire," is not as wild and woolly as you may have been told.
During the last two months, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has been flying a fishing proposal for the Columbia River under the radar. That proposal would reverse the way fisheries are managed on the Columbia River, its tributaries and their beaver ponds.
Gov. Jay Inslee, though not always the most popular politician in Okanogan County, gets kudos for his persistence in pursuing help for residents affected by the Carlton Complex fires.