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System may save your life

Okanogan County’s new emergency notification system is up and running, and already proving useful in notifying people about weather-related emergencies.

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The EPA's waterway power grab

Congress can and should reverse the EPA and Corps effort to expand federal control over waterways and restore sensible collaboration with states and local stakeholders to protect our waters.

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Another idea for Columbia power, water

Rather than put ourselves in the drought same predicament as California, why not look at alternatives, such as pumped water storage along the Columbia River.

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June 3, 2015 — Letters to the Editor

Here are the letters from Chronicle readers published in the June 3, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

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Smart decision on Sage Shop

The Omak City Council made a smart decision — really the only logical move — in dropping its fight against Montana Dutton’s proposed Sage Shop marijuana store.

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Plan to attend forest session

Plan to be present to voice your concerns and offer your insights June 11 when federal employees come to listen to ideas on managing Pacific Northwest forests

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Honoring our warriors

As Americans, we must honor the memory of the brave and the fallen, not just on Memorial Day, but every day.

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May 27, 2015 — Letters to the Editor

Here are the letters from readers published in the May 27, 2015, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

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Dont' sequester Wolf Advisory Group

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife's new human-wildlife conflict collaboration executive director, Francine Madden, plans to begin her new management position by sequestering the public board established specifically to be a liaison on wolf-related issues. Since she's unilaterally throwing out the rules established for the board, the state should rescind any job offer and find someone willing to truly collaborate with rural residents facing wolf-related issues.

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May 20, 2015 — Letters to the Editor

Here are the letters from readers published in the May 20 edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle

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Freedom Act protects Americans

After the alarming revelations of the NSA’s bulk-collection of phone call data, the Freedom Act reforms strike a much-needed balance between the need for intelligence agencies to operate effectively and the need to safeguard privacy rights of Americans.

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Recall reasons behind holiday

Memorial Day isn’t about barbecues and boating. It’s about sacrifice and freedom.

Don’t take the upcoming weekend for granted. Many of your friends, family members and neighbors have sacrificed a lot for you to celebrate the “opening” of the summer season.

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Industry also creates jobs

Gov. Jay Inslee is missing the point with his climate change legislation

Officials correctly play out process

Okanogan County commissioners are correctly following the established process on the request to vacate Three Devils Road, even in the delay in a decision isn't popular

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Thumbs up for bicycle crackdown

As more and more Okanogan County communities welcome ATVs into town, the potential for frustration between those riders and cyclists and drivers will grow. Cyclists have to learn to share the road with other ATV riders, and vice versa.