Guest commentary

Kudos to our volunteers

I have served on the Omak City Council for approximately seven years now, and the one major item that continues to astound me is our volunteers.

April 23, 2014 midnight read more..

Tonasket Food Bank needs help

Once more, the Tonasket Food Bank may have to find a new home. Our board of directors are faced with a choice of finding another location or purchasing the building currently used.

April 16, 2014 midnight read more..

Regulations stifle growth of jobs

Every year, the federal government issues hundreds of burdensome regulations, covering everything from domestic energy production to the specific types of light bulbs you can buy to the dust found on a farm.

January 22, 2014 midnight read more..

Sharing Tree questions answered

A story about the Soroptimists Sharing Tree published on the front page of the Dec. 15 edition of The Chronicle has generated some questions about who benefitted from donated gifts. I would like to clear up any misconceptions.

January 15, 2014 midnight read more..

Election gives mandate for change

The Coulee Dam elections were a clear mandate for change — for a different way of serving, for more transparency, for more concern and hopefully for more citizen involvement.

January 1, 2014 midnight read more..

Office values ‘service excellence’

As we count down to the holidays and a new year and a new legislative session, we have been busier than ever, finding innovative and cost-effective ways to better serve the people of Washington.

December 18, 2013 midnight read more..

Tree symbolizes healthy forests

For nearly 50 years, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree has been a holiday tradition in Washington, D.C. I’m proud to say this is the second time a tree from Washington state has been selected as the Capitol Christmas Tree.

December 11, 2013 midnight read more..

Office provides variety of services

As your representative to the United States Congress, one of my highest priorities is providing service and assistance to those who call Central Washington home.

December 4, 2013 midnight read more..

Rules threaten Washington growers

Thanksgiving is a day that we as a nation take time out from our busy lives to gather with family and friends to give thanks for our many blessings. America’s first Thanksgiving celebration is traced to 1621 in Plymouth, Mass.

November 27, 2013 midnight read more..

Give thanks this holiday

It’s human nature to take things for granted. When you’ve always had something, when it’s been around your entire life, it’s only natural to overlook it, to think it will always be there.

November 27, 2013 midnight read more..

Salmon recovery plays a vital role

Although some people may not be aware of it, a significant amount of Northwest residents’ power bills has nothing to do with the generation or delivery of electricity.

November 20, 2013 midnight read more..

Veterans bring assets to employers

The good news is that America is bringing its troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. However, that presents a challenge because a large number of those troops will leave the military upon their return.

November 13, 2013 midnight read more..