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Letter writing tradition goes on

This week, we continue a longstanding tradition of recognizing the year’s letter writers.

Helping others is part of life here

We’d like to say the spirit of Christmas is alive and well here. But that wouldn’t quite be accurate ... residents here take care of their friends and neighbors all year along, not just during the holidays.

Per-mile tax idea bad for ruralites

That invasion of privacy, along with the potential tax-burden shift, should prompt rural motorists to urge the state to look elsewhere for funding.

Omak is the place to be Saturday

City's "Icicle Junction" comes to life this weekend downtown. You won't want to miss it.

Gebbers deserves funds for fire fight

Gebbers Farms should be commended for its fire fighting efforts. The reimbursement cost taxpayers far, far less than had the company stood by and watched the Brewster area burn.

Express thanks all year

As Americans, we take things for granted that many around the would consider luxuries

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.

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