Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, November 24, 2016

SPLC an anti-hate group Dear Editor, I’d like to correct a pretty bad mistake made by Rosa Snider. She claimed that the Southern Poverty Law Center is “one of the most prejudice and radical hate groups in the nation.” This could not be further from the truth. The SPLC is actually an anti-hate group. All [...]

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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 27, 2016

Replace Kennedy
Dear Editor,
I hope the voters will replace Sheila Kennedy as county commissioner. In watching the commissioners over the last four years, it seemed like to me that they really didn’t want to hear what people in the county had to say-they had their own agenda.

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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 20, 2016

Branch has the experience
Dear Editor,
As I consider the issues facing Okanogan County, I can’t think of a more experienced or suitable candidate for County Commissioner than Chris Branch.

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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 29, 2016

Kangaroo courts and railroading
Dear Editor,
After attending the latest candidate forum held in Okanogan County, a few things stood out.

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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 15, 2016

Writing too many litigation checks
Dear Editor,
The county commissioners have recently given final approval to both the county Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Ordinance. These documents now will guide land use in the county.

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Letters to the Editor Sept. 8, 2016

Kennedy should put end to unsavory rhetoric
Dear Editor,
Two letters attacking our Superior Court Judges and Commissioner candidate Chris Branch appeared in the newspaper recently (G-T Aug. 18 & 25 issues). Citizens county-wide, including Districts 2 and 3, will be choosing between Branch and Sheilah Kennedy in the November general election, so this misinformation must be addressed.

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Why out of county campaign contributions?

Dear Editor,
Why are Chris Branch’s major contributor’s from the “COAST?” I’m looking at Chris’s contribution form. Currently he has raised $12,376.00 dollars’ total with $9,519.22 coming from out of the county, mostly from Puget Sound and Eugene, Ore.

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County Commissioner considerations

Dear Editor,
In the primary, Okanogan County voters demonstrated that they want change from the county commissioners. One incumbent did not enough votes to run in the general election. The other was in an almost three-way tie with two new candidates.

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Will encourage open transparent system

Dear Editor,
The election results appear positive for the next phase of my campaign to improve Okanogan County government. I want to thank all of those who assisted, supported, volunteered, donated, and voted for me in the Okanogan County Commissioner District 2 primary election. Together, we have begun to create enthusiasm for the future here. I want to let those who did not vote for me, or those who do not know me yet, know that I will be listening and learning about your interests and needs in the next three months.

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Teck not resisting efforts regarding river cleanup

Dear Editor,
Readers of the August 5 article ‘Colville Tribes continue legal fight for Columbia River cleanup’ may be left with the incorrect impression that Teck Metals Ltd, owner of the Trail metallurgical facility, is resisting efforts to address historic discharges from the Trail smelter. This is not the case.

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