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State making move for more land

As a resident of Tunk Valley, I believe I have very good neighbors.

Bets brighten sports rivalry

I’m not sure when it first began, but there’s a longstanding tradition of friendly betting on sports events between the political leaders of each city or state.

Sharing Tree questions answered

Guest Column- Susan Danielson

A story about the Soroptimists Sharing Tree published on the front page of the Dec. 15 edition of The Chronicle has generated some questions about who benefitted from donated gifts. I would like to clear up any misconceptions.

Inquiring minds lend to potters’ talents

Mistakes often turn to discoveries in various arts

The story begins a few millennia ago, from something I read some decades ago.

Silent star irks the NFL

You have the right to remain silent. Unless you’re Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch.

Utility should dump Nine Canyon

In the five years I’ve lived in Okanogan County, my power bill has continued to climb. My rate increases, which amount to more than 45 percent since 2009, are due in part to the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s inability to rein in spending.

Kinda glad it's all over

I don’t stress out any more about trying to provide a “perfect” holiday for our family, but I still breathe a sigh of relief when the Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s craziness is over.

Illness treated differently now

Be grateful for vaccines, medicine

People’s attitudes toward spreading diseases have changed in the last century. When I was I was a child, if someone in a family came down with something contagious, the health department would post a sign on the front of their house, warning others to keep out. As I recall, the one for scarlet fever was in bright red.

Letter writing tradition goes on

Chronicle readers don’t miss an opportunity to let their views be known through letters to the editor.

Election gives mandate for change

The Coulee Dam elections were a clear mandate for change — for a different way of serving, for more transparency, for more concern and hopefully for more citizen involvement.

New year brings promise for hope

The new year is traditionally a time for reflection and renewal. A shiny new year lies ahead, full of promise.

A look back at my personal favorites

Going through back issues of The Chronicle, it’s been fun to reminisce a little about some of the stories that made headlines and the memorable photos that have captured moments.

Pirate’s Code stays loose in ’14

Project to cook through several shelves of recipes falls a bit short

A year ago, I wrote about how I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but instead set loose goals.

Lighting candles of hope and faith

Community members open their hearts to help others

People all over the world are lighting candles at this time of year, looking deep into their flames for warmth, comfort and hope.

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