A reader from Cashmere asked me to review the Federal Trade Commission’s “Discussion Draft” on reinventing journalism. The document begins with a statement that seems innocent enough, “We seek to prompt discussion of whether to recommend policy changes to support the ongoing ‘reinvention’ of journalism, and, if so, which specific proposals appear most useful, feasible, platform-neutral, resistant to bias, and unlikely to cause unintended consequences in addressing emerging gaps in news coverage.” But a thorough reading reveals the real truth, having succeeded in nationalizing the automotive industry and the health industry, Federal bureaucrats are now setting their sights on the newspaper industry. The 47 page document ultimately degenerates to a massive expansion of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and a raft of proposals that will exacerbate the economic problems of the very industry they claim to need to reinvent.
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I feel the needto express a few thoughts on the initiative process of our state. It is myunderstanding that it was put into being to give the citizens a voice whentheir elected officials would ignore a need. Recently refusing to sign theinitiative relating to the teaching of the constitution resulted in mypatriotism being questioned.
TONASKET – Over $14,000 was paid out among the top 10 riders at the 6th Annual Jeremy Ives Open Bull Riding Memorial, held at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 in conjunction with the 75th Tonasket Founders Day Weekend.
CHESAW – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized approximately $350,000 worth of high-grade marijuana also known as “BC Bud” near Chesaw on May 14.
YAKIMA – For the second consecutive year, Tonasket tennis player Brett Hendrick placed sixth at the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s 1B/2B/1A State Tennis Tournament at the Yakima Tennis Center, held on Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29.
CHENEY – Three Tonasket track runners competed in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s 1A State Track Meet at Eastern Washington University last weekend with one of them setting personal records in two events.
TONASKET – Several Tonasket boys’ soccer players were presented with Caribou Trail All-League Awards and varsity letters during the team’s banquet on Monday, May 24.
TONASKET – The Founders Day weekend activities will begin tonight, Thursday, June 3, with the annual barbecue and kids’ games at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds.
TONASKET – Ralph and Leona Longanecker say they are honored to be the 2010 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals.
“It’s a humbling thing to think of all the people deserving of this honor and you want to represent all those unsung people well,” Ralph said. “It takes a lot of people to make a community function and one person can change the world, but it takes a lot of people to change a lot of things in this world.”
Leona said she wanted to thank everyone who chose her and her husband for this award.
OROVILLE – After defeating the number three ranked Liberty Bell Lady Lions at home at districts, the Hornets assured themselves a place in the upcoming State Fastpitch Tournament – it was just unforeseen if they would go in as the number one or number two seed.