Athletes reinstated after being ruled ineligible for games By Ann McCreary When about two dozen Liberty Bell High School students chose to join a nationwide student walkout on Friday (April 20) to protest gun violence in schools, they thought they were demonstrating the kind of critical thinking, commitment and passion that they have been encouraged […]
Methow Valley turns out for ‘March for Our Lives’
Hundreds join national action to end school violence By Ashley Ahearn More than 350 people, led by local students, marched through the streets of Twisp on Saturday (March 24), carrying signs and chanting “Not one more,” and “2-4-6-8! We just want to graduate.” It was part of a national day of organizing around gun control […]
Honoring their memories
LBHS students take part in remembrance for Parkland victims By Marcy Stamper Grief and loss were palpable as Liberty Bell High School students held photos and shared personal details about their peers who died in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. They described people who were “vibrant and determined,” “always happy, always smiling,” […]
Represent Okanogan County phases out formal operations
Represent Okanogan County, which started in 2015 to bring attention to county issues and increase public involvement by encouraging people to run for office and vote, has ended formal operations.
While it’s not clear how much Represent Okanogan County (ROC) was a factor in inspiring people to …
WOMEN’S MARCH 2.0 ADDS METHOW VALLEY SIGN-MAKING EVENT
The Women’s March 2.0 will be held in Omak on Saturday (Jan. 20), one year after millions of people around the world marched following the inauguration of Donald Trump. Carpools will be leaving from the Winthrop Barn in Winthrop and the Community Center in Twisp at 10 a.m. to help transport people to the march […]
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
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
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
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
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 …