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View from the sidelines: Free fishing planned

Some of Washington’s most popular fishing opportunities are open to anglers this month, including Chinook salmon in the Columbia River and trout in rivers throughout the state.

View from the sidelines: Life's special times

There are lots of special moments in life that occur over and over like clockwork.

POINT OF THEW: Send the ‘Grammar Nazis’ to Covfefe

Who really gives a covfefe about covfefe? I’ll admit, I’ve laughed at the written word (or a store sign) and questioned how little education the person who wrote it might have.

CENTER STAGE: Lots of events, festivals set this weekend

Brewster singer, songwriter featured on RFD-TV program

It seems as though this year is just flying by. Can you believe tomorrow is the first of June already?

POINT OF THEW: Motorized or not, just tell the truth

It’s amazing the things you learn on Facebook.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Writing his name on the blackboard

You never can tell what children are going to say and my nephew proved that one day in his first-grade classroom. The children had been going to the blackboard to write their names, and when it came to Tom, my brother’s boy, he could not do it. The teacher gave hints, which did not work, so finally the teacher wrote on the blackboard, “Tom cannot write his name.”

EDITORIAL: Honor our fallen heroes, others

This Memorial Day - as always - we honor our fallen soldiers, who have sacrificed all for the good of our great country in the field of battle.

POINT OF THEW: Liberals taught me not to hate – with hate

I have to give liberals credit for helping me change my deep-set misunderstanding of Russians.

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Death is not always easy to cope with

When my husband died, it was completely unexpected, though it left me with certain impressions that I carry to this day.

CENTER STAGE: Lots of live music on tap this weekend

Last weekend I attended the annual May Festival in Oroville.

POINT OF THEW: Videos of people playing games now

My son loves to play video games, but he’s started doing something that just baffles me – watching YouTube videos of other people playing video games.

EDITORIAL: Keep our counties Republican

This week, county election officials across the state are accepting election filings for candidates wanting their names on the ballot.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Remebering the great flood of 1972

In some places it has become a moment to moment check-up on what is the most recent mode to go under water. I remember one flood we had.

CENTER STAGE: Festivals planned this weekend

It seems the topic of discussion in Okanogan and Ferry counties is flooding.

POINT OF THEW: President Jay Inslee...I might get sick

A few days ago, I saw a post claiming that Washington Governor Jay Inslee was a possible candidate for the U.S. Circus Side Show, also known as the U.S. Presidential Election, in 2020. Don’t worry. There’s no chance in heck that that enviro-nut would make the cut.