Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. While law enforcement personnel probably see this more than any other career field, working in a newsroom might not be too far behind.
Well, after months of anticipation, it’s finally happened: The first electricity bill with the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s revised rate structure hit my mailbox last week.
The first week of college football is in the books, and the first week of the National Football League season is finally upon us after four weeks of tough-to-watch preseason action.
All the recent talk about electricity rates has gotten me thinking about my own power bill. I’ve begun to wonder both how it will be affected by changes in the fee structure from the Okanogan County Public Utility District and how much different the rates are from what I was paying while living in Salem, Ore., as a customer of Portland General Electric.
Six months ago, the only thing I knew about Omak was that it hosted one of the largest annual rodeos in the state. But to me — and I know this could be considered a blasphemous statement around here — rodeos are mostly the same from one city to the next.
It seems to me distrust in government, from both sides of the political aisle, has reached — or is very near — an all-time high.
If they haven’t done so already, school districts across the state will be finalizing their 2013-14 budgets this week.
I’m sure all journalists and writers have events in history that stand out in their minds. Those are the stories that made us want to become writers in the first place.
My extreme distaste for shopping malls, combined with a love of treasure hunting, has turned me into a fanatic of online shopping.
While Washington has gone through its own crisis with a last-minute budget, Oregon has been going through the same issue.
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the title of “most American-made vehicle” has returned to the hands of an American auto company. After winning the honor four straight years, the Toyota Camry was finally supplanted by the Ford F-150 in this year’s annual Cars.com rankings.
Although I’ve spent most of my life in Washington, I also lived in Arizona for a time and spent about five years in Oregon, just prior to moving to Omak.
The beautiful thing about the Internet is the sheer volume of information it contains. At the same time, the worst part of the Internet … is also the sheer volume of information it contains.
Recently, the weather has been absolutely gorgeous. And nobody has enjoyed it more than your friendly, local mosquito horde.
With the first wave of local high school graduations in the books — and one more surge still to come — I’m reminded that this year marks the 10-year anniversary of my own college graduation.