It seems that our American society has relegated fathers to second-class parental status.
Several years ago, banks started implementing policies requiring a fingerprint to cash a check. I balked. Rather than cash a check at the bank it was written on, I started depositing all checks into my account at the bank I chose to do business with.
Twenty-five years ago, I stood in a newsroom in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with a razor blade and a waxing machine putting a newspaper together in my first job.
J. Scott Graham isn’t yet a resident of Brewster and already he’s one of the highest paid public employees there.
For years, teacher competency has been a topic of contention in our state’s public schools. And for years, rather than focusing on the basics of education, our school curricula has slowly transitioned into a feel-good system where few failing students are held back.
The election season is about to get very interesting. On Saturday night, I attended the Lincoln Day Dinner, where political newcomers and seasoned campaigners unveiled their plans to run for office this year.
Public lands are supposed to be just that — open for public recreation and activities. So I’m sometimes left incredulous when state or federal officials move to restrict public activities on the land — and roads — owned by taxpayers.
With all the things going on in the world — wars, politics, business, etc. — spring break offers me a much-needed respite.
My libertarian side says it’s OK if someone wants to smoke marijuana in the sanctity of their own home, without bothering others.
You might know him as a former Twisp City Councilman. You might also know him as a former Okanogan County deputy prosecuting attorney.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizens the right to keep and bear arms.
Every year, I look forward to watching the Super Bowl.
As you can tell by the front page today, The Chronicle has joined the bandwagon following the Seattle Seahawks to the SuperBowl. I’m sure many of you have, too.
As a resident of Tunk Valley, I believe I have very good neighbors.
In the five years I’ve lived in Okanogan County, my power bill has continued to climb. My rate increases, which amount to more than 45 percent since 2009, are due in part to the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s inability to rein in spending.
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