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EDITORIAL: School bond is long overdue

Omak School District is hoping for a miracle. Recent school bond measures in the area have been hit or miss, Brewster and Bridgeport were recently successful in bond attempts, but other schools like Okanogan have not been.

EDITORIAL: It’s about time!

We’ve had more than a few people tell us that we’re giving the Tonasket School District a hard time and not writing anything positive after the altercation that took place in a middle school classroom in January.

EDITORIAL: Blocking traffic should not be protected

The Tennessee state senate recently passed a bill to punish protesters who block traffic and obstruct emergency vehicles from responding to an emergency.

EDITORIAL: Feds’ regs need easing

The idea of easing regulations sure can get people’s dander up.

EDITORIAL: Phones are fair game at border crossings

Some national media outlets are raising the warning flag on searches of cell phones at border crossings and trying to tie the practice to President Trump.

EDITORIAL: Workers welcome, but need to pay fair share

Immigration is not as clear cut a topic in Okanogan Country as it must be in other areas of the country.

Editorial: Schools shouldn’t excuse bullies

A couple of weeks ago, we included a clip in our newscast that shows Tonasket basketball coach Kevin Landdeck confronting middle school teacher Jim Caddy in class about something said about the coach’s son.

Teach vandals a lesson on vessel

We hope the community will step up and help the Colville Tribal Police catch the vandal who did more than express hatred. In doing so, the community may help curtail racism while giving the tribal community a thumbs up for its effort to create jobs, preserve salmon and improve our communities.

Food stamp sting long overdue

Program should encourage working, not reliance on handouts

Food stamp program's evolution from staples to process foods helped breed culture of selling benefits cards

Budget battle is over, so go home

This budget battle is over. The Legislature needs to adjourn this special session and go home.

Stamp this one as a big, fat 'fail'

Legislators failed at the one job they had this session – pass a budget in a timely manner.

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Hats off to tribe for dream realized

The new 12 Tribes Resort Casino, which opened last week, is a showpiece for the tribe and holds the potential to be a big money maker for the tribe and provide an economic boost to the Omak-Okanogan area.

Be proud of who you are

Whether you’re white, black, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian or other race, you should be proud of who you are. You should build on your strengths and learn from your weaknesses.

It's past time for the Legislature to go home

Legislature should’ve negotiated a budget by now

The bottom line is this — taxpayers are tired of the budget deadlock in Olympia. Taxpayers don’t want new taxes. They don’t want new government programs. They just want lawmakers to wrap it up and go home.

System may save your life

Okanogan County’s new emergency notification system is up and running, and already proving useful in notifying people about weather-related emergencies.

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