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I was born in Wenatchee in 1951 and was raised by the finest folks this world had to offer. These men were dear friends of my father, Cleo. Nelson Quast, Morris Taylor, Buzz Buts.....( my spelling might not be correct.) As Memorial Day passes, I must say, these men put the fire in my life. Although...
 The concept is simple to understand. Using the concept of a crop sprayer aircraft, spraying insecticide on a crop and use this concept to fight forest fires. Instead of a 2,000 pound aircraft, you use an 800,000 pound aircraft like a 747 and you are spraying vast amount of water on a forest fire...
OLYMPIA – Public Lands Commissioner Hilary S. Franz stood where plumes of Jolly Mountain Fire smoke reared overhead just months ago to announce a new plan to treat Washington’s ailing forests and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The Commissioner made her announcement in Cle Elum flanked...
In 2016, hundreds of citizens spoke out against a possible move of Okanogan County’s juvenile detention facilities to the Spokane area to be managed by a multi-state business. That proposed move would have also meant a loss of 10+ professional jobs and their contribution to the local economy. The...
Dear Editor, Members of several indivisible organizations presented a resolution on behalf of 47 indivisible and immigrant rights organizations, representing thousands of activists from across Washington state, to the offices of Representative Jayapal, Senator Cantwell, and Senator Murray. The...
Dear Editor, “The Confederate Memorial Fountain is a historic fountain in honor of veterans of the Confederate States Army in Helena, Montana’s Hill Park, in the United States. It was installed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1916, and removed on August 18, 2017. It was the only...
It has taken a while to answer your opinion because I needed to calm down. Your disrespect of the President shows through your article. You voted for Obama and Hillary? President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement was necessary to save our tax dollars going to other countries who...
   Paul Parmley president of the NCW Labor Council, has some peculiar ideas about what constitutes a “balanced political process.”  In his June 8 response (“Teachers’ Unions Not Broken”) to Jami Lund’s May 17 guest opinion (“21st Century Unionism Starting in Central Washington”), Parmley accuses...
  Since 2014 the government of France has been awarding their highest medal, the Legion of Honor to veterans that fought to liberate France during the Second World War. Many veterans worldwide have now received this great honor but many veterans may not even know it is available. The Legion of...
They want to preserve their monopoly Paul Parmley president of the NCW Labor Council, has some peculiar ideas about what constitutes a “balanced political process.” In his June 8 response (“Teachers’ Unions Not Broken”) to Jami Lund’s May 17 guest opinion (“21st Century Unionism Starting in...

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