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OPINION: Christmas is a politically correct holiday

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” my wife exclaimed from the living room. I sprang from the other end of the house, running to her aid. I assumed a cat vomited on the carpet, or the dog had an accident on the kitchen floor.

December 17, 2018 5:26 p.m. read more..
    

EDITORIAL: Shop local this holiday season

As we all start to comb through Black Friday shopping ads trying to figure out what gaming system or TV we’ll pick up for a steal or how many sets of 8 million thread count sheets we’ll fight complete strangers for, let’s not forget the stores on our main streets.

November 13, 2018 12:31 p.m. read more..


GUEST COLUMN: School works hard to combat social issues

Over the past two months, our Tonasket school and community have been impacted by several student issues ranging from the death of an elementary student to drug use, depression and self-harm. Unfortunately, these are issues that impact our community and schools too often.

November 7, 2018 midnight read more..


GUEST COLUMN: Wildfire ruling shows double standard

A ruling in Okanogan County over the Carlton Complex wildfire and the state’s related culpability highlights a dangerous double standard in Washington state: While private residents and commercial landowners can be held liable when fire starting on their property spreads onto other lands, the state Department of Natural Resources cannot be held liable.

November 7, 2018 midnight read more..


VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: New seeding process this year for football playoffs

State high school football playoffs will follow the footsteps of state basketball playoffs with a Football Seeding Process (FSP) starting this fall. Members of the Football Seeding Committee are meeting at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) office in Renton at 9 a.m. today, Sunday, to figure out who shall be seeded where in state brackets.

November 2, 2018 2:03 p.m. read more..
  

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