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EDITORIAL: Support your local Stampede

It’s that time of the year again – Stampede Week – when some of us embrace the chance to show off our towns and enjoy some good ol’ rodeo action, a thrilling horse race with some incredibly brave riders, impressive dancers in colorful regalia at the powwow, carnival rides that push us to our limits and entertainment galore … and then some of us grumble at the mass influx of thousands of people into our small community and hole up until the event blows over.

EDITORIAL: No more lip service! Fix the transient problem

If you’ve walked or driven down Main Street in Omak, you’ve more likely than not have seen a slew of transients occupying doorways, benches and curbs.

EDITORIAL: Do your duty and send in your vote

It is that time of the year again when we have to make some educated choices and let our voice be heard on some important decisions on local leadership and funding.

EDITORIAL: No water could be the end to rural life

Legislators have their hands full.

EDITORIAL: Governor Inslee pulls the rug out

With the signing of a budget in Olympia which may or not meet the state high court’s definition of what lawmakers’ meant, you would think the bipartisan love would have lasted. But it didn’t last long.

EDITORIAL: Workers make the economy better

This time of year you can hear the grumblings at the check stand. To be honest, probably all of us do it once in awhile.

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court to the rescue

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 9-0 ruling allowed most of the Trump travel ban to stand, keeping immigrants from six countries out until they process and individuals can be vetted.

EDITORIAL: Have a great summer

Summer is officially here – June 21. Now is the time of year that kids complain about nothing to do and adults look out the windows at work longing to get out and do something – anything.

EDITORIAL: It’s open season on ranchers

On Monday night, Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) reported on Facebook that two calves were killed on the Kettle Range by wolves.

EDITORIAL: Speech must (always) be free

Red-headed, C-list celebrity Kathy Griffin raised some eyebrows last week with her portrait which included a fake severed head of President Donald Trump.

EDITORIAL: Plenty of festivals ahead

Residents in Okanogan and Ferry counties often find themselves saying, “There’s nothing to do around here.”

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.

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.

EDITORIAL: Veterans deserve top-notch health coverage

We’ve heard from quite a few veterans lately upset with the announcement that the Tonasket Veterans Clinic will be closing July 31.

Editorial: Main St. should be given another chance

It’s hard to believe that former Omak mayor Dale Sparber passed away nearly 9 years ago.

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