Color plays a major role in our lives

During winter we get hungry for color; flowers are most welcome

Have you ever noticed what a role color plays in our lives?

Remember, honor Dad on Sunday

It seems that our American society has relegated fathers to second-class parental status.

Don’t let Ex-Im be political battle

We’re all familiar with car loans and home mortgages. They make it possible for consumers to make major purchases without paying cash up front.

Flag should be protected

June 14th commemorates “Flag Day,” a day when millions of Americans, schools, government buildings, businesses, and grave sites will display the symbol that captures the spirit of American ideals and freedoms – the American flag.

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June 11, 2014- Letters to the Editor

June 11, 2014- Letters to the Editor

June 11, 2014- Our View "Spraying funding remains in limbo"

Mosquito abatement will likely be presented to Okanogan Valley voters in a future taxing district ballot measure

If you’ve been swatting and cursing mosquitoes for the past couple weeks, you’re not alone. Now that the Okanogan River is dropping, the mass invasion of mosquitoes has begun.

Pilfered peach pie packs a punch

Story illustrates there’s more than meets the eye

There is a story that came out of the Civil War – a not-young woman had attached herself to an infantry unit.

Fingerprinting is not the answer

Several years ago, banks started implementing policies requiring a fingerprint to cash a check. I balked. Rather than cash a check at the bank it was written on, I started depositing all checks into my account at the bank I chose to do business with.

June 04, 2014- Our View "Forest Service hurting economy"

Managers need to change environmental review process

The news last week that Kinross Gold is pulling its draft environmental plan to be able to drill core samples on publicly owned land came as a shocker to Okanogan and Ferry counties.

Grads: Seize opportunity

The month of June brings a stream of graduation ceremonies and festivities. It is truly a rewarding and exciting time for graduates and their families as personal struggles are overcome and goals are reached.

Look to private sector to cut emissions

President Obama is expected to announce a new set of regulations to limit carbon emissions from coal-powered power plants – the nation’s single largest source of affordable electricity. The impact won’t hit just coal; these regulations will affect every energy user, including you.

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June 04, 2014- Letters to the Editor

June 04, 2014- Letters to the Editor

Humans interfere with nature’s balance

Consider pythons and poinsettias

One of the things about the balance of nature is that we have interfered with it so much that in places it isn’t there any more.

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May 21, 2014- Letters to the Editor

May 21, 2014- Letters to the Editor

May 21, 2014- Our View "Take time to honor war dead"

Don’t take your freedoms for granted this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is supposed to be a somber observance, a chance to remember those who gave their lives for our freedoms.