Letters to the Editor

Words from the umpire

Dear Editor,
Being politically correct is not one of the burning desires in my life. Rather, I’d like to think that I’m an umpire who calls it as he sees it. Granted some calls an umpire makes are incorrect and some are only questionable but most of them are ‘right on.’

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Enough already

Dear Editor,

In response to two items in your July 6, edition, first, the guest editorial was headlined “Activist Court Bails out Obamacare.” It is an easily observed fact that the ONLY time that the right wing refers to the court as activist is when it displeases their narrow interests.

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What would John Adams think?

Dear Editor,

On March 4th 1797 John Adams gave his first and only Inaugural Address. This man’s zeal for freedom from the tyranny of Great Britain’s rule is evident in the first paragraph of his address. To have another authority over the people of this land was repugnant to John Adams.

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NOAA could take the lead on Enloe Dam

Dear Editor, Enloe Dam has been out of the news since the “No on Enloe” Campaign put its collective foot down last February. It was clearly demonstrated, using PUD estimates, Enloe Dam Electrification would lose $1.2-1.7 million dollars annually. The $40-50 million dollar construction price tag will require continuous rate increases no one can afford [...]

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Appreciate the work done behind the scenes

So many people work so hard behind the scenes to make May Day a fun day for everyone. I think it is time to say thank you to these guys.

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Use caution before following the masses

Reading multiple online posts, comments, emails, various newspaper editorials/articles and letters-to-the editor while also having conversations to people from all walks of life within our communities over the last several months regarding Commissioners Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy’s job performance during their first term in office, I urge my fellow Okanogan County citizens to be cautious when forming their own personal opinions.

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Non caring Congress for Navy Vietnam Veterans

Dear Editor,
It has come of a common opinion amongst Vietnam War Veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam Veterans for VA benefits. This group of veterans never had boots on ground Vietnam, yet just the same they are sick due to Agent Orange exposure. It seems Congress and the VA consider these veterans not worthy.

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Grateful to volunteers

Dear Editor,
What a great community we live in. I would like to thank the volunteers who donated their time and expertise to help with Tonasket Choice High School’s “mock” job interviews.

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Time to put kids first in education

Dear Editor,
We are writing to you to let our community know our concerns with the way our legislature is handling education related issues. Here is an outline of our concerns:
It is time to put kids first! We, the educators of Oroville School District, while deciding not to walk out, feel strongly that our legislators need to hear our cry! In many ways, our school system is being attacked and our students are the ones who will lose. We want reliable, predictable and sustainable school funding, the focus on students, and the education profession protected, strengthened, and respected.

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May Festival a tremendous effort

Dear Editor,
Having moved back to Oroville at the end of last year, I felt a great need to jump in and give back to the community in which I grew up. In 1988 I had the honor of representing Oroville as a May Festival Princess, so of course, May Day seemed like the perfect place to use my extra energy towards helping my home town.

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