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EDITORIAL: It’s about time!

We’ve had more than a few people tell us that we’re giving the Tonasket School District a hard time and not writing anything positive after the altercation that took place in a middle school classroom in January.

Spring means time to plant gardens

I think the first reliable sign of spring arrives in the mail sometime in January. These are the flamboyant seed catalogs.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Martial arts winners

Okanogan Valley Martial Arts with Master Dan Keith brought home three firsts from the 40th annual Central Washington Karate Championships on March 18 in Yakima.

CENTER STAGE: Nashville Stars deserve support

I know some of you may be tired of me writing about the 13th annual Nashville Country Star competition, but I feel the event, as large as it is — a statewide – high school competition in our back yard deserves recognition.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Blame absence on winter funk

I’ve not offered a column for a couple months, partly because of tight space in the paper and partly because, well, I’ve been in a winter funk.

EDITORIAL: Blocking traffic should not be protected

The Tennessee state senate recently passed a bill to punish protesters who block traffic and obstruct emergency vehicles from responding to an emergency.

Letters to the Editor: March 29, 2017

Letters to the editor: March 29, 2017

POINT OF THEW: Sanctuary cities should pay for stupidity

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the Department of Justice would be cracking down on sanctuary cities by withholding grant funding from cities and counties wanting to protect illegals.

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Sweet Betsy was left with the dog

Out of the group of songs that sprang from what is called the great migration of the mid-19th century was one called, “Sweet Betsy from Pike.”

Letters to the Editor: March 22, 2017

Letters to the Editor: March 22, 2017

POINT OF THEW: Loss of a local great tough to write

I hold a special place in my heart for all the great locals that have made an impact on the way I look at rural life.

EDITORIAL: Feds’ regs need easing

The idea of easing regulations sure can get people’s dander up.

CENTER STAGE: Neal McCoy to headline NCW Fair

It’s hard to believe spring has come. And with that comes a lot of excitement in the local entertainment scene.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Pondering demise of ‘thee’ and ‘thou’

For some years I have wonder why we no longer say “thee” and “thou” and the other day I found the answer, of all places, on the Internet.

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: NCAA picks made

My NCAA basketball champion-ship bracket got filled out just as the first game tipped off Thursday.