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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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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.

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

Let Mom know she is special

Just take time Sunday to let Mom know how special she is.

Water pipeline 'highly illogical'

Capt. Kirk wants to beam our water through pipe to California

If Californians want to fill their lakes, let them build their own dams and reservoirs. And while they’re at it, let them add the power generation systems necessary to support their state’s needs at their own expense.

Support Mid-Valley Hospital's general obligation bond

The additional tax a small price to pay to keep the county’s most viable hospital safe and sound.

Gas tax increase not justified rurally

Lawmakers should consider regional or tiered gas tax increases, where city motorists pay more

Flag flap could've been avoided

The governor should’ve paid more attention to the significance of the Good Friday holiday. Had he done so, Olympia’s flag flap could’ve been avoided.

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Conconully Lake Resort needs to remain open

The bottom line, like it or not, is that Conconully needs every business it still has, regardless of who the proprietor is. That includes Conconully Lake Resort.

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Reject road vacation request

Okanogan County officials now have to decide whether or not to give the road to Gamble or keep it public. We support the route remaining public.

Wildfire response bill is apropos

House Bill 2093 is a good start in addressing wildfire concerns in Washington state

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Ruralites deserve say on grizzlies

Grizzly bear introduction advocates offered nothing more than a kindergarten-style “show-and-tell" on their plans to move relocate the predators to the North Cascades

Support bill on wildfire funding

House Resolution 1009 could provide some help with the upcoming fire season. And with the lack of snowfall in the mountains, we’ll likely need it.

Return unused water to farmers

Senate Bill 5016 would help rural economies to grow

Return I-1351 to voters

Taxpayers should be the ones to decide on nixing the initiative or finding a way to pay for it.

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