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Obama claims 80 percent of Republicans support his plan

As we get closer to the dreaded deadline for increasing the Federal debt ceiling the facts are getting harder to find. And last week our fact challenged President claimed in a press conference that those recalcitrant Republicans just didn’t understand what the American people want.

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Gertrude P. Sawtells

Gertrude P. Sawtells, age 94, of Oroville died July 13 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. She was born July 18, 1916 in Allen, Neb., to Alfred and Maude Borg.

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The economy is terrible – but it’s not Obama’s fault

Unemployment jumped again last month as the anemic economy refused to follow the direction of our President. According to the denier in chief, our economy is encountering “strong headwinds.” He is now blaming our sick economy on natural disasters, Greece, high gas prices and cost cutting by state governments for the situation.

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Margaret Martin Jennings

Margaret Martin Jennings

Margaret Jennings died Oct. 9, 2010, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Margaret, the daughter of Thomas W. Martin and Valborg C. Martin, was born March 5, 1918, in Mansfield, Wash.

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Who really pays taxes

In this week’s progressive opinion our leftist columnists try to make the point that it is patriotic to pay your taxes. I couldn’t agree more.

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Fatality accident, robbery over July 4th weekend

OKANOGAN COUNTY – While many people were enjoying a sunny, long Fourth of July weekend, there were some less happy incidents, including a fatality accident and robbery.

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<b><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721";'>Photoby Gary DeVon</span></b><p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Oroville’s Community Fourthof July Fireworks Display filled th

Rockets Red Glare

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The insanity continues

Here’s a few items of news from the last few weeks that defylogic.

Building Canadian Wetlands

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced $23.5million in federal funding for grants to conserve more than 139,000 acres ofwetlands and associated habitats in Canada through the North American WetlandsConservation Act. Let that sink in for just a few minutes. Sure, it’strue that ducks and geese cross the border but why in heaven’s name are wesupporting the Canadian economy at a time when ours is in such dire shape?Don’t you think it would be better to spend that money here at home to putunemployed Americans back to work?

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Robert ‘Bob’ F. Bourn

Robert “Bob” F. Bourn, age 87, of Oroville, died June 23, 2011 in Seattle, Wash. He was born Feb. 21, 1924 in Cashmere, Wash., to Robert and Vearl Bourn.

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Rena G. Lewis

Rena G. Lewis

Rena G. Lewis, 94, was born June 20, 1916 in Molson (Circle City), Wash., and passed away on June 11, 2011 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash.

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