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Teach vandals a lesson on vessel

We hope the community will step up and help the Colville Tribal Police catch the vandal who did more than express hatred. In doing so, the community may help curtail racism while giving the tribal community a thumbs up for its effort to create jobs, preserve salmon and improve our communities.

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Appreciate your Okanogan County commissioners

Jim DeTro, Sheilah Kennedy and Ray Campbell provide a great example of responsive local government.

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Chinese wine on the table?

Washington vintners better be prepared to compete

As the quality of Chinese wine improves, Washington vintners now need to pay attention to new foreign market.

County hospitals should merge health care

Okanogan County commissioners should continue to demand local hospitals work together to find a way to remain viable while keeping health care services local.

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State grants funding a shell game

Given Olympia’s three-session budgeting fiasco this year, lawmakers should reconsider handing the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board millions of dollars to give away. Most of that money would be better left in the pockets of taxpayers, rather than unwittingly gambling on another shell game with little or no real public benefit.

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July 22, 2015 — Letters to the Editor

Here are the letters from readers published in the July 22, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

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Phoenix symbolism fits Pateros

Take time Saturday to head to Pateros to help the community celebrate its rebirth. Take time to learn what it means to be “Pateros Strong.”

Food stamp sting long overdue

Program should encourage working, not reliance on handouts

Food stamp program's evolution from staples to process foods helped breed culture of selling benefits cards

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We need to manage forests better

The Senate should approve the Resilient Federal Forests Act, requiring the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to dramatically improve the health and resiliency of federal forests and rangelands.

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July 15, 2015 — Letters to the Editor

Here are the letters from readers published in the July 15, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle

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Harvest dead trees in British Columbia

Clearing dead trees and debris from the forest floor reduces the risk of massive wildfires that pump millions of tons of carbon-dioxide into the air.

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Extreme groups try bully tactics

Recognize environmental lawsuits for what they are — bully tactics to coerce public employees to conform to their extreme political agendas.

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Democrats jeopardizing defense

Threatening to block funding for national defense in order to end current budget limits for domestic spending is irresponsible.

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July 8, 2015 — Letters to the Editor

Here are the letters from readers published in the July 8, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle

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Floyd leaves big shoes to fill at WSU

Being WSU president was not just a job to Elson Floyd, it was a way of life. That’s a tough act to follow.

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