Opinion

Call it a loophole if you want. But I call what Talos Tactical owner Matt Cieslar is doing in West Richland a moral win for rural residents and 2nd Amendment supporters ... albeit temporary. The owner of the gun shop at 4096 W. Van Giesen St. vowed last week to continue selling hunting rifles to...
Words and names do mean something, but I'm not sure exactly what. Let the psychologists figure it all out, but to me it spells diversity and that diversity has been with us for at least the last decade, perhaps since America's inception. Here are some musings and rants I carried into the new year...
Most of the 2018 elections are done, except for the “certification”, which is normally a rubber stamp of the results. The Dems now have the House and the GOP increased their slim lead in the Senate by two seats ... maybe. No matter which way you voted, what does or can the average citizen do now? I...

The graves of WWI veterans John and Ralph Lawless rest about a grenade’s throw from the crest of the Locust Grove Cemetery.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of Veterans Day last Sunday, I was at Brewster’s Locust Grove Cemetery. I had the entire place all to myself and while I was surprised at the solitude, it was welcome to be alone in such a place on such a dual occasion. From that spectacular vista...

Make It Write
I wrote an article that appeared on Page 1 of the October 4 Quad and broached the possibility of the Pateros-Brewster-Bridgeport Senior Center closing due to shrinking membership, declining participation, and operating costs. I did so in the knowledge that while its closure is not imminent neither...
If you are a Washington State resident your second amendment rights are in immediate danger. Ballot Initiative I-1639, if passed, would cause owners of any type of semi-automatic rifle or handgun to be subjected to onerous new restrictions and taxes, with the intent to discourage their possession...
I am endorsing Cari Hall for Okanogan County Auditor. I have known Cari for many years, I had the pleasure of working with her in her previous position as Chief Financial Officer for a large non-profit entity the County has connections with. And, more important to me, I have had the pleasure of...
As many of you know, my family has called Okanogan County our home since the first settlers came in the 1800’s. Generations of pride and commitment to taking care of our community are some of the things that make this county and its small towns great. Some of you have gotten to know me throughout...

Eric Biggar
EAST WENATCHEE - Waterville's Eric Biggar wants to remain as the District Court Judge for Douglas County. He is poised to face a challenger in the November general election. NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin interviewed him recently and what follows are his answers: NCW Media: Tell the readers...

Michael Steele
CHELAN - Michael Steele wants to remain the 12th Legislative District State Representative for another term. The Chelan native recently spoke to NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin about the various issues he plans on tackling if reelected. His answers follow: NCW Media: What new 12th District...

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