Mazama resident Ann Diamond had to make sudden changes in her travel plans last week, like so many other people around the world. Instead of going to Nicaragua to volunteer at a medical clinic as she’d planned, she went to Wenatchee to volunteer her medical expertise at a hospital grappling with the threat of COVID-19. […]
Diamond, Goehner in unique match-up for 12th District house seat
Keith Goehner’s face warms when he talks about pears.
“They say you plant pears for your heirs because it takes a while to get them into production,” Goehner explained before a recent candidates forum at the American Legion in Brewster. “The Bartlett pear, some people like them green some like them nice and yellow. The Bosc is considered a dessert pear and the D’anjou is a winter pear … a really nice pear when it’s ripened.”
Firmly in the middle
Washington Independents believes Ann Diamond, the Mazama resident running for the state Legislature as an independent, embodies the centrist approach most voters are looking for — candidates they say fit the political culture of Washington state.
The founders of Washington Independents, a new political action committee (PAC) formed less than a year ago, envision their organization as “a new third way between Democrats on the left and Republicans on the right,” said co-chair Chris Vance. Washington Independents puts forth “logical, straightforward ideas that most Americans support,” he said.