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Its a mad, mad world     Planned Parenthood “protects kids” by supporting the gun control lobby while they have no problem participating in the murder of millions of unborn children. Many Americans believe in socialism. But look at socialist Venezuela (where years ago the government disarmed the...
Methow Valley Ranger District receives funds On Feb. 16, the Methow Valley received some wonderful news.  The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced the selection of 15 priority areas to receive funding to address the backlog of trail maintenance in our national forests and...
There’s an important issue that hasn’t received much media coverage but that affects every reader’s life. U.S. Representative Steve King’s (R-IA) bill, HR 3599, The “King bill,” HR 3599, undermines the authority of states to pass laws to protects animals and their citizens.  Many critical laws...
What just happened to Public Disclosure? February 23, 2017, the Washington legislature decided they did not have to abide by the state’s voter-approved Public Records Act, which requires, with subsequent judicial rulings, that state officials disclose their records. The Feb 24, 2018 Seattle Times...
Like so many, I am appalled at today’s politics. Each day we are being asked to buy into yet another story, stories propagated by partisan leadership, much of it designed to divide the opinion of all Americans.  I am very concerned that we not forget what Democracy is all about. To keep Democracy...
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...

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