Letters

Dear Editor, In 2016, Okanogan County’s voters made a clear statement on values by ousting the two county commissioners who were up for election at that time. Issues included:  lack of transparency regarding plans for housing juvenile offenders; failure to listen to the public regarding vacation...
Dear Editor, Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and substance use disorders. In fact, we need to...
In his latest editorial, “Facts trumped by crying babies,” the Echo publisher began by labeling as “factually flawed” the recent Time Magazine cover that showed Donald Trump looming over a crying toddler. The articles that followed in Time outlined the controversy over the Trump administration’s...
“Freedom at Last” as three teachers were enjoying their coffee in Wenatchee shouted when the Supreme Court ruling concerning compulsory union WEA and agency dues was considered a violation of the First Amendment. This decision directly affects every teacher and employee who belongs to the WEA. No...
Dear Editor, As a veteran I was very moved by the recent 150th memorialization of those who have fallen in service to our country. I am 74 years old and am always moved by the stories of the fallen and the survivors. When my wife and I were in government service in Japan, we had the opportunity to...
Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, the late Elie Wiesel, once said of that horrific state-sponsored genocide that, “to forget the victims means to kill them a second time. So I couldn’t prevent the first death. I surely must be capable of saving them from a second death.” The world-renowned...
My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago today, passing away in his bed in my parents' home in Houston. It was a benighted time for people with AIDS. There were no antiretrovirals then. There was nothing much you could do for an AIDS patient but hold his hand. And many people still thought you...
1. The Russia collusion delusion illusion targeting president Trump with ZERO evidence after 20 months by democrat prosecutors and ignoring the many obvious felonies committed by the Obama and Clinton administrations. 2. Hypocrisy is democrat politicians and Hollywood types calling for gun control...
The Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals that, for the second consecutive year, the total national cost of caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will exceed a quarter of a trillion dollars, amounting to $277 billion in 2018.  In...
Newhouse seems to have a blind spot Congressman Dan Newhouse is one of the sponsors of H.R. 3144, which would maintain the operational status quo at the four lower Snake River dams in the Columbia River Basin. These dams are bad-actors for their negative effects on 13 runs of threatened and...

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