Guest commentary



GUEST OPINION: Governor’s clean-energy proposal will hurt families

Washington state is incredibly blessed when it comes to the hydroelectric investments that were made decades ago in the Pacific Northwest. That investment transformed our eastern and north-central Washington arid climate into productive agriculture, habitat for wildlife and water for our homes

February 5, 2019 10:28 a.m. read more..


GUEST COLUMN: School works hard to combat social issues

Over the past two months, our Tonasket school and community have been impacted by several student issues ranging from the death of an elementary student to drug use, depression and self-harm. Unfortunately, these are issues that impact our community and schools too often.

November 7, 2018 midnight read more..


GUEST COLUMN: Wildfire ruling shows double standard

A ruling in Okanogan County over the Carlton Complex wildfire and the state’s related culpability highlights a dangerous double standard in Washington state: While private residents and commercial landowners can be held liable when fire starting on their property spreads onto other lands, the state Department of Natural Resources cannot be held liable.

November 7, 2018 midnight read more..


OPINION: Consolidating public entities could be viable

Earlier this week I received a letter to the editor exploring the idea of consolidating two local school districts. After reading the letter I was quick to ask other Chronicle employees their take on the idea. Some said it would be a financial benefit. Others, however, said there’s no way it would work.

June 6, 2018 8:45 a.m. read more..
          

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