April 9, 2014- Letters to the Editor

Resist transgender rules compliance Under the guise of preventing “discrimination” against those who choose to participate in behavior contrary to the laws of God, nature and even common

Rare banner earned

Oroville girls to get state pennant

Oroville will display the school’s first-ever state banner for girls basketball in the gymnasium. “Oroville has never been to state, until this year, depending on what WIAA ends up considering, if the Top 16 is state or not,” Oroville coach Mike Bourn said. “I guess they are going to. That’s what they said at the start of the year.”

Reflecting on the North Cascades Highway

Longtime resident remembers first days of the route

There is something exciting about seeing something being built. Take, for example, the North Cascades Highway.

Search for CEO should restart

Three Rivers needs to heed red flags at Coulee Medical Center

The firestorm at Coulee Medical Center should’ve sent red-flag warnings to hospital officials in Brewster.

Enjoy spring break with your kids

With all the things going on in the world — wars, politics, business, etc. — spring break offers me a much-needed respite.

Want a job? Attend trade schools

Guest Column by: Don Brunell

Millions of unemployed college graduates are back where they started, living with their parents. Upon receiving their diplomas, they find themselves saddled with crushing student loan debt and unable to find a job. More than 36 percent of those who have found jobs aren’t working in their chosen profession — many are working for minimum wage.

April 2, 2014- Letters to the Editor

Local hospitals are doing their best,

We need a fair tax code

Guest Column by Doc Hastings

As tax day nears on April 15, we’re reminded of the tremendous impact decisions made in Washington, D.C., have here on families, farmers, and businesses.

Create some healthy meals — and good memories

A few weeks ago, I wrote about nutrition and the incidence of corporations that make food of questionable nutritional quality sponsoring everything from reading programs to school sports scoreboards.

Spring brings recollection of flood years

During our period of joys and concerns in church on a recent Sunday, a young boy rejoiced: “The robins are back!”

‘Cascadia’ easily outlines local features

Book on local geology is a ‘delightful’ read

It was in 1972 that Bates McKee published his “Cascadia.” Not long after that, Bruce Wilson worked out of it in establishing the Okanogan County Historical Society Museum in Okanogan.

Cities should give up pot-law fight

My libertarian side says it’s OK if someone wants to smoke marijuana in the sanctity of their own home, without bothering others.

March 5, 2014- Letters to the Editor

March 5, 2014- Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2014- Our View "What did they expect?

State officials should reduce liquor taxes that have tipplers buying alcohol out-of-state

State officials seem incredulous that many liquor stores are struggling to survive in the wake of privatization two years ago.

New technology erodes and rebuilds

More and more things done by machine today

We have considered erosion and its pervasive influence a long time. But there are short-time influences, too.

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