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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.

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Sweet Betsy was left with the dog

Out of the group of songs that sprang from what is called the great migration of the mid-19th century was one called, “Sweet Betsy from Pike.”

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Start them young

The maxim that starting your children early in sports will lead to success in high school and beyond was on full display last weekend in Spokane.

POINT OF THEW: Loss of a local great tough to write

I hold a special place in my heart for all the great locals that have made an impact on the way I look at rural life.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Girls named all-state

Shania Graham of Republic and Jill Townsend of Okanogan were announced as Players of the Year at the annual Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state basketball games Saturday.

CENTER STAGE: Neal McCoy to headline NCW Fair

It’s hard to believe spring has come. And with that comes a lot of excitement in the local entertainment scene.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Pondering demise of ‘thee’ and ‘thou’

For some years I have wonder why we no longer say “thee” and “thou” and the other day I found the answer, of all places, on the Internet.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: NCAA picks made

My NCAA basketball champion-ship bracket got filled out just as the first game tipped off Thursday.

EDITORIAL: Phones are fair game at border crossings

Some national media outlets are raising the warning flag on searches of cell phones at border crossings and trying to tie the practice to President Trump.

CENTER STAGE: St. Patrick’s Day brings live music

Each week as I sit down at the computer to write my weekly piece, I try to stay as positive and uplifting as possible.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Teams relay at Loup

The second Loup Loup Community Challenge Relay drew 19 teams of three people each to the ski hill Saturday.

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Remembering the history of women in America

There is a saying, probably several centuries old, “hell hath no fury greater than a woman scorned.”

CENTER STAGE: Enjoying the sights and sounds of balloons, Stars

Mother Nature has sure been playing tricks on Okanogan Valley.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Aguilar takes seventh

Alex Aguilar, an Omak High School graduate, finished seventh for North Idaho College at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament Feb. 24-25 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.