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Okanogan Action Council meetings

Okanogan Action Council meetings

A council of Okanogan County Indivisible groups has adopted the name Okanogan Action Council (OAC). Since the 2016 national election, Indivisible-inspired groups and individuals in the county have organized a women’s march, a climate march, a town hall, weekly phone calls to Congressional representatives, letters to the editor and other activities. Indivisible is a national...
Democratic challenger to Congressman Newhouse seeks votes in the Methow

Democratic challenger to Congressman Newhouse seeks votes in the Methow

By Solveig Torvik Christine Brown, Democratic challenger to the 4th Congressional District’s incumbent Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse, outlined her priorities in the Methow Valley Community Center Friday evening (Aug. 18), and acknowledged she is facing “an uphill fight.” In a rare appearance in the Methow of a candidate seeking votes for national office, Brown said...
Democrats to fight for seats in eastern and central Washington

Democrats to fight for seats in eastern and central Washington

The Democratic Party intends to fight to elect candidates even in Republican strongholds like Okanogan County, the party’s new chair said during a stop in Twisp last week. The party “has abandoned eastern and central Washington in the past,” Tina Podlodowski said during a road trip …
Indivisible groups in the valley stay active

Indivisible groups in the valley stay active

Many citizens involved in local Indivisible groups are planning to attend a “listening session” with Rep. Dan Newhouse on Thursday (April 20), after lobbying him for months to hold a face-to-face meeting with constituents in Okanogan County. The meeting will be held at Brewster High School at 6 p.m., and pre-registration is advised.
Newhouse in absentia at public meeting; citizens push for responses

Newhouse in absentia at public meeting; citizens push for responses

Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-Sunnyside) was center-stage last Thursday night (Feb. 23) — in the form of a larger-than-life cardboard head — at a town hall meeting attended by more than 260 constituents of Newhouse’s congressional district. Like many members of Congress, Newhouse avoided hosting any town hall type …
Citizens take concerns to Newhouse’s staff

Citizens take concerns to Newhouse’s staff

More than 140 people from throughout Okanogan County congregated at Omak City Hall on Monday (Feb. 6) to request a meeting with their representative in Congress, Dan Newhouse, and share concerns about the direction of national politics. Newhouse, a Republican from Sunnyside representing the 4th Congressional District, was not there, but was represented by staff members...
Real work of change, commitment is just beginning

Real work of change, commitment is just beginning

(Editor’s note: this talk was delivered at the Twisp women’s march on Jan. 21, 2017).   It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work And that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey The mind...
Taking the first steps in a journey of hope

Taking the first steps in a journey of hope

(Editor’s note: this talk was delivered at the Twisp women’s march on Jan. 21, 2017). By Peggy Hosford First of all, let me say that I am honored to have been asked to speak here today.
Like many of you, I was utterly shocked and devastated by the results of our recent presidential election. Shock was...
Methow well-represented at women’s marches

Methow well-represented at women’s marches

Whether they stayed at here in the Methow Valley to march through Twisp, or traveled to Seattle, Washington, D.C., or elsewhere, hundreds of local women, men and children walked with millions of others around the world last Saturday (Jan. 21) in a show of support for human rights.
Nobacon releases new election-inspired single

Nobacon releases new election-inspired single

Responding to the election of Donald Trump as president, local musician and songwriter Danbert Nobacon has released a new single in protest. Called “Revolution 9.01,” the song is “in opposition to the coup d’etat that is the Trump government of the billionaires, by the billionaires, for the billionaires,” Nobacon said.