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Officials correctly play out process

Okanogan County commissioners are correctly following the established process on the request to vacate Three Devils Road, even in the delay in a decision isn't popular

Let Mom know she is special

Just take time Sunday to let Mom know how special she is.

Water pipeline 'highly illogical'

Capt. Kirk wants to beam our water through pipe to California

If Californians want to fill their lakes, let them build their own dams and reservoirs. And while they’re at it, let them add the power generation systems necessary to support their state’s needs at their own expense.

Support Mid-Valley Hospital's general obligation bond

The additional tax a small price to pay to keep the county’s most viable hospital safe and sound.

Gas tax increase not justified rurally

Lawmakers should consider regional or tiered gas tax increases, where city motorists pay more

Flag flap could've been avoided

The governor should’ve paid more attention to the significance of the Good Friday holiday. Had he done so, Olympia’s flag flap could’ve been avoided.

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Conconully Lake Resort needs to remain open

The bottom line, like it or not, is that Conconully needs every business it still has, regardless of who the proprietor is. That includes Conconully Lake Resort.

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Reject road vacation request

Okanogan County officials now have to decide whether or not to give the road to Gamble or keep it public. We support the route remaining public.

Wildfire response bill is apropos

House Bill 2093 is a good start in addressing wildfire concerns in Washington state

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Ruralites deserve say on grizzlies

Grizzly bear introduction advocates offered nothing more than a kindergarten-style “show-and-tell" on their plans to move relocate the predators to the North Cascades

Support bill on wildfire funding

House Resolution 1009 could provide some help with the upcoming fire season. And with the lack of snowfall in the mountains, we’ll likely need it.

Return unused water to farmers

Senate Bill 5016 would help rural economies to grow

Return I-1351 to voters

Taxpayers should be the ones to decide on nixing the initiative or finding a way to pay for it.

Enloe decision needs to be made

Ratepayers should demand Bureau of Land Management produce key paperwork so a decision on breaching or re-energizing Enloe Dam can be made

Supreme Court rules in favor of Pater-to-Twisp powerline

There’s no doubt that the Methow Valley needs a redundant power transmission line to keep energy flowing during times of crisis. Now that the state Supreme Court has weighed in on the related condemnation issue, the door is finally open for the Pateros-to-Twisp power transmission line to be built.

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