Letters to the Editor

Tell Congress to fund DHS budget

Dear Editor,
Our malls inside our borders have been threatened by terrorists. These same terrorist have proven they are competent in these types of attacks. One of the primary agencies that protects U.S. citizens against this type of threat is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our government is currently holding budgetary funding up for this organization over political reasons and grandstanding. Our Congress and Senate are affecting the ability and efficiency of DHS to perform its mission, which is to keep us safe. By Congress’ and the Senate’s inaction, they are aiding terrorism in its desire to succeed. It’s that simple.

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Put your foot down – ‘No on Enloe’

Dear Editor,

For three years north county ratepayers have been challenging PUD commissioners and managers trying to re-electrify Enloe Dam. Eight years of spending on applications, high priced lawyers and well paid consultants has drained $12 million dollars from the PUD balance sheets already.

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Remember the future of our students

Dear Editor,

The Tonasket school district capital improvement bond is for the students of the district. These students have names and faces. The job of educating students is difficult in many ways. Tonasket has a dedicated education team and the lack of adequate facilities makes their job of properly educating the students much more difficult, sometimes nearly impossible.

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Hoping for a multi-use park

Dear Gary,
I was delighted to see the front page article containing information that the bin lot in Oroville is being leased for a park. A big thank you to the Prince family.

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Vote for the school bond

Dear Editor,

I’ve never had children in the local schools, but have always voted for the school bonds and levies. WHY? Because an educated public is one of the strongest aids to a truly democratic society.

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Where the buck stops for NVH

Dear Editor,
NVH CEO Linda Michel said some tough decisions had to be made to get NVH back in the black. Apparently, raising the administration salaries $423,000 since 2010 while NVH literally had it’s hand in the pockets of Okanogan taxpayers was one of them.

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Animal rescue in need of help

Dear Editor,
On behalf of The Nourishing Hand Animal Rescue, I would like to ask for help of hay or monetary funds to purchase hay. Your financial support helps us continue our mission to educate animal owners and/or rescue animals in need.

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Thanks to law enforcement

Dear Gary,
With all that is going on today in America, I wake up in the morning with a clogged mind wondering how is it we have come to this.

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Take a stand for those who can’t

Dear Editor,
Attention: All state and local legislative representatives and residents of Oroville and Tonasket.

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Work together, or lose it all

This is to the Underserved Citizens of North Okanogan County: I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to the citizens of the northern part of our county. Most of you must know that Okanogan County and hence its small population is one of the most underserved counties in the United States by its demographics and size.

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