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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Weather can sometimes be an interesting topic

What would your guess to be the most unfailing topic of conversation? It’s something we are all subject to and have to live with: The weather.

CENTER STAGE: Music abounds in Okanogan Country

Okanogan Country truly offers something for everyone, especially when it comes to the entertainment scene.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN - Experiencing life through the eyes of a dog

(The following was “written” by Katie, my friend Marsha’s dog.)

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CENTER STAGE: Hardy claims Nashville Country Star title

Leather boots, cowboy hats and elegant dresses graced the Omak Performing Arts Center stage Saturday, April 1 for the 13th annual Washington State Nashville Country Star competition.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Loss, plus a big gain

Last week’s column dealt mainly with loss — the loss of one of our families longtime pets, a cat named Sweetie.

Letters to the Editor: April 4, 2017

Letters to the Editor: April 4, 2017

POINT OF THEW: Let’s put an end to this witch hunt

The level of witch hunt we are encountering these days is getting out of hand.

EDITORIAL: It’s about time!

We’ve had more than a few people tell us that we’re giving the Tonasket School District a hard time and not writing anything positive after the altercation that took place in a middle school classroom in January.

Spring means time to plant gardens

I think the first reliable sign of spring arrives in the mail sometime in January. These are the flamboyant seed catalogs.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Martial arts winners

Okanogan Valley Martial Arts with Master Dan Keith brought home three firsts from the 40th annual Central Washington Karate Championships on March 18 in Yakima.

CENTER STAGE: Nashville Stars deserve support

I know some of you may be tired of me writing about the 13th annual Nashville Country Star competition, but I feel the event, as large as it is — a statewide – high school competition in our back yard deserves recognition.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Blame absence on winter funk

I’ve not offered a column for a couple months, partly because of tight space in the paper and partly because, well, I’ve been in a winter funk.

EDITORIAL: Blocking traffic should not be protected

The Tennessee state senate recently passed a bill to punish protesters who block traffic and obstruct emergency vehicles from responding to an emergency.

Letters to the Editor: March 29, 2017

Letters to the editor: March 29, 2017

POINT OF THEW: Sanctuary cities should pay for stupidity

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the Department of Justice would be cracking down on sanctuary cities by withholding grant funding from cities and counties wanting to protect illegals.