Chris Thew

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ELECTION: Short, Maycumber cruise to early wins

Incumbents fared well in initial general election returns Monday night with most looking to retain their seats. We'll continue to update this story as we compile votes from the races, including several multi-county ones.

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Water bill saves two

It isn’t every day that a water bill saves a life, let alone two.

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'It's not about water'

State Senator Shelly Short (R-Addy) and Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (R-Republic) talked about the facts behind the Hirst decision and how it will impact rural Washington during the Okanogan County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on Monday.

EDITORIAL: Tonasket hospital needs to answer questions

North Valley Hospital’s board has plenty of people showing up to meetings and asking questions about how well the hospital is being managed.

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70th annual Okanogan County Fair kicks off Thursday

The annual Okanogan County Fair gets under way at 9 a.m. Thursday, with a four-day run planned at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

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Tonasket mayor accepts job offer, will leave office

Patrick Plumb, who has served as the city’s mayor since being elected in 2009, will be stepping down later this year.

POINT OF THEW: Every life should matter, it’s time to get over it!

Remember, when the term BLM used to strike fear in the hearts of ranchers, because it meant Bureau of Land Management (the government) was unjustly doing something or another?

POINT OF THEW: Let’s get real about property rights

What do you have if you can’t have your property?

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Despite well issues, Fair should be ‘green’

Despite various stories about water well issues at the county fairgrounds, water pressure is not the most pressing.

POINT OF THEW: Fed up with off-the-record slamming

I probably don’t have to tell you that we live in a day and age when people who voted for the loser in 2016 (Hillary) think that they have the right to call the people who didn’t every name in the book.

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