It’s about time for the adults to talk

Our world seems to be falling apart – and, no, I’m not blaming Trump.

Eating your way out of the house

One of my late husband Glen’s favorite places to roam around by car was an area known as the South Half, a large area across the Okanogan River on the Colville Indian Reservation occupied largely by ranches.

Plenty of entertainment on tap this weekend

The entertainment scene in Okanogan County is in full swing this week.

Life decision means moving on

Rumors, rumors, rumors. For several months now, I’ve heard rumors of my own departure. Well, today’s the day I validate at least some of what you may have heard on the street

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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 30, 2015

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 30, 2015

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Send message on gas tax increase

The cost to live in rural Eastern Washington is about to go up. But there is a way to mitigate the costs of recreating and working here.

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Consider valid Iranian deal issues

There are valid concerns that need to be considered before approving any deal with Iran

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July 29, 2015 — Letter to the Editor

This is the only letter from a reader published in the July 29, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle

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Canadian ports eating our lunch

The volume of cargo handled at British Columbia’s ports has jumped 46 percent since 2006, while our West Coast traffic grew only 3.8 percent, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. That should be a wake-up call for us and prod our elected officials to act before it is too late and there is no lunch to eat.

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.