My letter to our community is to serve two purposes, first and foremost to encourage our voters to support the current bond effort of the Omak Schools and second, correct misinformation published recently in a letter from Mr. Jim Miller of Omak.
There are valid concerns that need to be considered before approving any deal with Iran
The volume of cargo handled at British Columbia’s ports has jumped 46 percent since 2006, while our West Coast traffic grew only 3.8 percent, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. That should be a wake-up call for us and prod our elected officials to act before it is too late and there is no lunch to eat.
Jim DeTro, Sheilah Kennedy and Ray Campbell provide a great example of responsive local government.
Washington vintners better be prepared to compete
As the quality of Chinese wine improves, Washington vintners now need to pay attention to new foreign market.
Okanogan County commissioners should continue to demand local hospitals work together to find a way to remain viable while keeping health care services local.
The Senate should approve the Resilient Federal Forests Act, requiring the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to dramatically improve the health and resiliency of federal forests and rangelands.
Clearing dead trees and debris from the forest floor reduces the risk of massive wildfires that pump millions of tons of carbon-dioxide into the air.
Threatening to block funding for national defense in order to end current budget limits for domestic spending is irresponsible.
Being WSU president was not just a job to Elson Floyd, it was a way of life. That’s a tough act to follow.
Black Rock could become more than just an irrigation reservoir; it would ease the demand to divert water from the Yakima River for irrigation, leaving more water in the river, which would raise stream flows, which in turn would improve salmon and steelhead habitat.
"Obamacare" horror stories in Central Washington continue to raise questions about the uncertainty and dramatic cost increases for families and businesses.
The U.S. must play by the rules we agreed to with our biggest trading partners and export markets. Time is running out to avoid the costly penalty of trade sanctions. I’m urging the Senate to repeal mandatory labeling requirements.
Washington’s State Supreme Court tossed out our state income tax in 1933 and several efforts to amend our constitution to re-impose it have failed. Some income tax proponents say the time might be ripe again to take another run at changing the constitution. Not so fast ...
While the protection and management of state trust lands must always come first, I will continue to work with our community to ensure appropriate use of these lands.