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The view from Afghanistan, and beyond

The view from Afghanistan, and beyond

By Dana Visalli
I’ve been teaching at a private school for girls in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the past month (March 2014) — my fourth trip to this country in the last five years — and one thing I’m learning is that
Rec district is best option for meeting community’s need

Rec district is best option for meeting community’s need

By Julie Muyllaert
Imagine: the people of the Methow Valley partnering together to improve recreation for our children, adults, seniors and visitors — now and for generations to come. On April 22 voters can choose …
A Methow Valley Recreation District is unnecessary

A Methow Valley Recreation District is unnecessary

By Ron Perrow
I appreciate the motivation to organize recreation, and I acknowledge and support the concept of recreation as a major player in our Methow Valley economy. However, the proposal to control recreation under RCW 35.61 …

Inside the fire station: a volunteer’s view

By John Owen Volunteer firefighting is a huge commitment that takes many of us away from our families to help our community. These volunteers are committed to providing professional emergency response services for our community, and keeping our fellow volunteers safe during calls. This becomes difficult when we have to work in an unsafe operating...

Serving the Methow Valley

By Brad Hawkins It is truly an honor to represent the 12th District in Olympia. It is one of the largest geographic districts in the state. Its boundaries include Chelan County, Douglas County and portions of Grant and Okanogan counties. Approximately half of Okanogan County, including the entire Methow Valley, resides in District 12, which...

Mindfulness is a good way to help kids grow and cope

By Sharon Cohen A good deal of controversy has surrounded the introduction of the Mindful Schools curriculum in Methow Valley schools. This is understandable since many are not familiar with mindfulness and associate it with religion or a particular philosophy of life. Actually, it is neither. Mindfulness is about paying attention — no doctrine or belief is...

Memories of JFK assassination still run deep

By Mike Maltais With most of the world’s media acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, on Nov. 22, 1963, it’s all but impossible to avoid revisiting one’s personal recollection of that tragic day. It would be difficult to find anyone who was then old...

Sam Lucy

I-522 is about transparency and right to choose By Sam Lucy As “First Tuesday” nears, I’d like to simplify Initiative 522, the labeling initiative for genetically engineered food ingredients. I-522 is about freedom, transparency and the right for consumers to know what exactly is in their packaged food. Although all other ingredients must be listed...

Michael Rothgeb

Yes on I-522 empowers us against major corporations   By Michael Rothgeb We may not get many opportunities in life to actually make a major corporation or group of elite mega-corporations do what’s truly right for the people. We may not get many more real opportunities to retain a right of the people as important...

Eunice Marchbank

Aging happens to all of us – and help is available   By Eunice Marchbank As we age, things in our bodies begin to change. Some of the changes occur in the forms of vision changes, hearing loss, balance problems, mental fitness, or weakness in bones and muscles. These changes are so gradual that most...