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Local athletes set good example

Brewster, Republic, Okanogan and Almira/Coulee-Hartline girls show class at state

Look carefully at forest permits

A proposed directive concerning commercial filming in wilderness spilled over to the National Forest System, causing a “considerable response” among journalists.

You had a chance to speak, by voting

For those who chose not to vote, we say: You had your chance to speak up. Since you chose not to exercise it by voting, we’re not interested in hearing your armchair post-election commentary.

Editorial board endorses levies, political hopefuls

Editorial board selects candidates and levies to support this election

Chronicle endorses political hopefuls

Each year, The Chronicle convenes an editorial board to endorse or oppose candidates during the election season. Here are some of the endorsements offered by this year’s board:

Initiative 1351 will not improve schools

If approved, I-1351 would require the state to allocate more money and resources to reducing classroom size. But simply put, we cannot afford the measure.

Consider taking a trip to the Faire

Okanogan Family Faire, known as the "Barter Faire," is not as wild and woolly as you may have been told.

Inslee steps up and gets fire aid

Gov. Jay Inslee, though not always the most popular politician in Okanogan County, gets kudos for his persistence in pursuing help for residents affected by the Carlton Complex fires.

Initiative 591, the better measure

Given our rural lifestyles here in North-Central Washington, we believe Initiative 591 is the right choice.

Speak up now on mosquito control

Area residents who want to cut down on bug bites should attend budget meetings

County fair to provide safe fun

With so much going on, we’re sure you won’t want to miss this year’s Okanogan County Fair.

Allow off-road vehicles in Omak

City officials are smart to consider allowing ATV use

Consider beer sale at the fair carefully

Concession could help raise much-needed revenue. It could also impact family atmosphere

Have fun, but steer clear of fire areas

We bring this to the attention of visitors here to celebrate rodeo, horse racing, Jet Ski racing, concerts and fireworks. We’re glad you’re here and glad you choose to celebrate our local customs and cultures with us. And we’re happy to share them with you. That said, we encourage you to stay clear of fire areas.

Rodeo must go on as planned

The community needs a reason to celebrate, if only for a few short days. So let’s kick up our heels and enjoy the greatest show on dirt next week.

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