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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.

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.

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