Like many people around the country, I’ve been following the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act. And since we live in an arguably economically depressed area of the country, I specifically am interested in finding out how many of my friends and neighbors were benefitting from a program that supposedly would give many health care for the first time.
Washington state is nearing the one-year mark for its vote to legalize marijuana and the two-year anniversary of privatizing liquor sales. I wonder, looking back on those two votes, if things have turned out the way people expected.
Is Thanksgiving on its way to being a forgotten holiday, at least in the eyes of advertisers? Halloween is big, but Christmas is the 800-pound gorilla in the holiday room. At 12:39 a.m. Nov. 1, even before all the Halloween pranksters’ eggs had dried on cars, a Black Friday promotion from a major online retailer dropped into my email inbox.
Pitcher signs to play in Oregon
Makenzie Norwill, a senior at Okanogan High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play fastpitch softball at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Father draws line after 91-0 loss
Bullying comes in many forms. Ask Miami Dolphin tackle Jonathan Martin and he’ll tell you your coworkers could be bullying you.
Tom Sherry could visit Friday’s brawl
The Omak boys cross country team and Liberty Bell girls soccer team recently were named fall team academic state champions.
Colors provide a rich backdrop
“This land is afforesting,” my husband told me more than once.
In case you haven’t heard, three members of the Omak Stampede’s governing board have stepped down, trading their directorships spurs for the “honorary” board.
Just one week remains until election day. Obviously, without the thrill of a presidential race or major state initiatives, this upcoming election seems lackluster compared to 2012.
Halloween is upon us and this year, with the event on a Thursday, revelers are stretching the celebration across two weekends.
Seniors bring home the medals
Not everything stays in Las Vegas. Okanogan County senior softball players left with a bunch of medals from the World Championships in the past month.
Should the federal government continue to own large tracts of land in western states?
Year after year, the voters in our state approve an initiative requiring tax increases to either require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature or a majority of voters to raise taxes.
Lately, the staff at The Chronicle has been talking a lot about technology. The roll out of our revamped website is just the beginning of what will eventually be major changes, not just for the immediate future, but for the long-term success of our company — and, not just for our paper, but for the entire print news industry.
Give gifts that last in the hearts of your loved ones
When I was a child, my family had a custom of letting each child specify one Christmas gift he or she wanted.
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