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Stopping rail shipments of crude oil and hazardous cargo is not a viable option. It is better to strengthen railroad beds, replace aging track and bridges, enact better safety standards, increase inspections, continue to train emergency responders and invest in new technology and modern equipment.
Here are the letters to the editor published in the April 8, 2015, print edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.
We should not give teachers and students a “pass” for failing to meet minimum academic standards. And the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shouldn’t be asking for a waiver, either.
Like the coffee vendor in the lobby of Trump Tower, they’re not global business magnates, they’re small business owners trying to make a living. Seattle politicians should treat them as such.
The bottom line, like it or not, is that Conconully needs every business it still has, regardless of who the proprietor is. That includes Conconully Lake Resort.
Okanogan County officials now have to decide whether or not to give the road to Gamble or keep it public. We support the route remaining public.
Here are the letters from readers published in the March 25, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.
This past weekend, I was honored, and humbled, to be one of the speakers at the state Open Government Conference in Tacoma. And while we do our part here at The Chronicle to ensure government meetings and records are open to the general public, I was thoroughly impressed by the efforts of others around our state.
If we truly want to help people move up the economic ladder, isn’t it better to provide incentives that reward them for getting the education and skills they’ll need in order to succeed?
Here are the letters from readers published in the March 18, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
House Bill 2093 is a good start in addressing wildfire concerns in Washington state
Grizzly bear introduction advocates offered nothing more than a kindergarten-style “show-and-tell" on their plans to move relocate the predators to the North Cascades
If this bill passes the Senate and is signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee, it’ll drive inflation and shatter many rural residents’ ability to grow economically and socially.
Here are the letters from readers published March 11, 2015, in The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
Finding enough clean fresh water is a worldwide challenge as population, food production and industries expand. That’s a long-term issue, but for now, competing interests in our state must find ways to avert what is going on in California.