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LETTERS
Letters to the editor: October 31, 2018

Letters to the editor: October 31, 2018

Effective step Dear Editor: Don’t be distracted by the smoke the petroleum industry is blowing over I-1631. Human-caused climate change is an emergency that must be acted upon now; no “buts.” There is consensus that the most effective way to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on them. I-1631 applies that price over...
Letters to the editor: October 24, 2018

Letters to the editor: October 24, 2018

Noma for prosecutor Dear Editor: I watched the debate between the candidates for Okanogan County prosecuting attorney. Arian Noma came through as the better candidate. His answers were clear and cogent. Platter evaded the questions, and his answers were unrelated to the questions. Noma will improve morale by keeping open communication with the sherriff’s department....
Letters to the editor: October 17, 2018

Letters to the editor: October 17, 2018

No to DeTro Dear Editor: Okanogan County needs a new District 3 commissioner. Jim DeTro has been an Okanogan County commissioner for eight years and is running for another four years. This is why you should not vote for him. In 2016, after two of his compatriot county commissioners were defeated, he said that he...
Letters to the editor: October 10, 2018

Letters to the editor: October 10, 2018

Support Hawley Dear Editor: The time is growing near for Okanogan County residents to choose their next sheriff. I want to take a moment to explain why I support Tony Hawley for sheriff. Many residents of the county know me and understand what my opinions are based on when it comes to this matter. For...
Letters to the editor: October 3, 2018

Letters to the editor: October 3, 2018

Not proposed Dear Editor: Liberty Bell is not currently proposed as a wilderness, so far as I’m aware. Perhaps it was, when the Environmental Assessment was written? This error appeared in a quote last week from the U.S. Forest Service Environmental Assessment concerning the possible Mineral Withdrawal. American Alps does propose a “North Cascades National...
Letters to the editor: September 26, 2018

Letters to the editor: September 26, 2018

Thank you, Community Foundation  Dear Editor: There is hardly a nonprofit in the Methow Valley not benefiting from the quiet support of the Community Foundation of North Central WA (CFNCW). From capacity-building opportunities to direct grant opportunities, the CFNCW has offered itself to Methow Valley nonprofit community for many years, helping us to be better...
Letters to the editor: September 19, 2018

Letters to the editor: September 19, 2018

Irresponsible closure Dear Editor: Reading the article re: the proposed withdrawal in the Sept. 5 edition of the News, I was struck by the fact that with all the publicity that there appears to be no indication of opposition. Why is this? We are talking of about 10 percent of the entire county (that’s a...
Letters to the editor: September 12, 2018

Letters to the editor: September 12, 2018

A true Independent Dear Editor: It is fair to say Ann Diamond is not going to blow smoke anyone’s way. She’s not going to pretend she knows what she doesn’t. Ann is not going to own without interrogation, a Democratic or Republican specific belief. That’s what I know and believe about Ann after having had...
Letters to the editor: September 5, 2018

Letters to the editor: September 5, 2018

How to help Dear Editor; We in the valley may be forced to stomach the despicable, sycophantic, gutless actions of our Congressman Newhouse in respect to the sociopath in the White House. But let’s remember, we were gerrymandered out of the district of Cathy McMorris Rodgers for a reason! They were afraid of us! So...
Letters to the editor: August 29, 2018

Letters to the editor: August 29, 2018

Where the 1 percent are Dear Editor: Are you looking for the greedy One Percent in America? The IRS can help. Among our 3,144 counties, six of the top 10 in per capita income surround Washington, D.C., like a clogged artery. The federal regulatory state has a good thing going. It has elements of both the old...