Seattle publishes sophomore’s story
I was roaming the web when I noticed that Sam Thomsen, a sophomore at Liberty Bell High School, wrote a guest column for The Seattle Times. Thomsen’s column was titled “Crazy? Why the Mariners should sign Robinson Cano now.”
Rich Fewkes writes about his friends
Anyone who’s been around rodeo or listened to Tonasket car commercials on the radio the last few decades knows the homey and distinct voice of Rich Fewkes.
Family dog once stopped a child from being hit by a moving vehicle
It is difficult to impossible to know how much animals perceive of our wishes and our circumstances. But it happens, and sometimes with startling results.
Are you one of those people who takes selfies and posts them to your Web page or Facebook? Do you use your cellphone to photograph your children and upload images for friends, family and others to see?
I’m sure many people in Okanogan and Ferry counties are keeping an eye on statewide election results as the remaining close races are determined.
Kennedy death leaves many with a range of emotions
“Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” Everyone who’s in their mid-50s or older immediately knows the answer to that question.
Macen McLean to play at Pateros
Chandler Smith of Brewster signed a letter of intent Monday to play for the University of Nebraska women’s basketball team.
Fish tales flap at monthly meeting
It seems fish stories get more and more unbelievable as the years pass. Take Russian President Vladimir Putin, who this summer caught a record-setting pike in a remote Siberian region.
Lab technicians show heroism in battling disease
The other day, while I was at my clinic (for something else), I was offered flu and pneumonia shots and accepted. In my family, pneumonia is a word that commands attention. My grandmother died of it when in her 30s, leaving, in addition to her husband, three children, the oldest of whom was 9.
Covering death in small communities such as ours isn’t an easy thing for any journalist to do. As reporters, editors and photographers, our job is to lay out the facts of tragic events for you, the reader, to get the big picture. At the same time, we need to be sensitive to the family and friends of those who die.
I saw something recently about the economy and how employers are complaining about a lack of qualified candidates — namely in written and verbal communication skills.
As I was working on stories last week about Veterans Day, I had occasion to research the background of a Civil War veteran who’s buried in the old Riverview Cemetery near Omak.
Howard sets world deadlift record
When was the last time you heard of a lower-seeded football team hosting a first-round state game over a higher seeded team? Out of 44 state playoff games this week, Oroville High School is the only higher-seeded team without a home game.
Military duty leads to newspaper job
Monday brings Veterans Day here and Remembrance Day in Canada, our close neighbor. The holiday also gives us a chance to remember military duty to our countries.
Research leads to greater knowledge of diseases, nature
There have been times when geologists and other scientists have undergone certain hazards to obtain the information they sought. Take, for instance, John Wesley Powell and his hazard of boating down the Grand Canyon with his company. They were warned of its perils, but lured by the information to be gained by such a traverse of the great river in its mighty canyon and what could be learned from seeing it close up.
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