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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.

November 7, 2017 5:44 p.m. read more..

'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.

October 3, 2017 10:57 a.m. read more..

Sloan stepping down as county prosecutor

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County prosecutor Karl Sloan, who has served in the position since 2002, will be leaving his office later this month and has accepted a job with the state Attorney General’s office.

July 14, 2017 5:34 p.m. read more..

POINT OF THEW: Another test for the state Supremes

I seriously don’t understand how Washington can be a blue state. Even with the huge population of sheep in King and Pierce counties, you would think that moderates and conservatives would be able to get together to put a stop to the stupidity in Olympia and Seattle.

July 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

EDITORIAL: Have a great summer

Summer is officially here – June 21. Now is the time of year that kids complain about nothing to do and adults look out the windows at work longing to get out and do something – anything.

June 20, 2017 11 a.m. read more..

Horse racing will be at fair

OKANOGAN – Despite rumors of the contrary, horse racing will be taking place at the 2017 Okanogan County Fair, according to Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover.

May 24, 2017 9:38 a.m. read more..

Davis, commissioners not considering motorized use

Ferry County Rail Trail Partners recently made a compelling case on Facebook and even garnered the attention of a Spokesman-Review columnist to write a scathing story on Ferry County Commissioners dissolving the county’s Rail Corridor Committee that has brought together the stretch of non-motorized trail from Republic to Danville.

May 23, 2017 9:06 a.m. read more..

Locals seek spot on ballot

With the opening of filing week on Monday came a flury of filings from candidates for state legislature, city, school and hospital boards.

May 16, 2017 8:53 a.m. read more..

Literacy Council plans event June 6

The Okanogan County Literacy Council will be hosting an informational evening on Tuesday, June 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Omak Public Library’s Pioneer Room for those interested in volunteering to help increase literacy levels in the area.

May 16, 2017 8:41 a.m. read more..

POINT OF THEW: President Jay Inslee...I might get sick

A few days ago, I saw a post claiming that Washington Governor Jay Inslee was a possible candidate for the U.S. Circus Side Show, also known as the U.S. Presidential Election, in 2020. Don’t worry. There’s no chance in heck that that enviro-nut would make the cut.

May 9, 2017 10:15 a.m. read more..

Dansel: President Trump is a ‘blue-collar billionaire’

REPUBLIC – While he avoided commenting on current happenings in Washington D.C., Special Assistant to the Agriculture Secretary and former state senator Brian Dansel talked about his experience on the presidential campaign trail and his first conversations with President Donald Trump during a short speech at the Ferry County Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday.

April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

EDITORIAL: School bond is long overdue

Omak School District is hoping for a miracle. Recent school bond measures in the area have been hit or miss, Brewster and Bridgeport were recently successful in bond attempts, but other schools like Okanogan have not been.

April 18, 2017 10:46 a.m. read more..

Sunrise RVs opens in Omak

Folks searching for the perfect recreational vehicle now have a local option, located in a convenient location along Highway 97.

April 12, 2017 9:26 a.m. read more..