Letters to the Editor

Mandela no George Washington

President Obama comparing Nelson Mandela to George Washington reminded me of Herbert Matthews of the New York Times in the late 50′s comparing Fidel Castro to George Washington. Mandela was jailed for years because he admitted he planned sabotage to violently overthrow the South African government.

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La Ultima, the ultimate find

My husband and I are from the Canadian Okonagan Valley. Over the past five years, we have come to love the American Okanogon and have passed through Tonasket regularly on our way to the Methow Valley. At the garlic festival a couple of years ago, we were wooed by the excellent tamales made by Michael and his family from La Ultima.

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The People vs. the PUD

Dear Gary,

Our PUD is in disarray, piling up millions in additional debt each year. The PUD debt is currently $38 million. Is the public aware? Where is our watch dog press?

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The tyranny of world government

Dear Gary,

After reading the front page article “City sets Critical Areas Workshop,” I wonder why the public didn’t provide any comments on the updates to Oroville’s Critical Areas/Comprehensive Plan Amendments.

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Never crossing the border again

Dear Editor,

My letter concerns the Canadian border.

My husband & I drove up to Osoyos to have dinner at our favorite restaurant.

We were delayed for 30 minutes at the border by overzealous young border people.

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Attitude can be affected by altitude

Dear Gary,

I think a couple of thanks are due for Dorothy Petry and Randy Middleton. First, the “Old Coffee Drinker” whom I shall now refer to as “Old Sparky.” You’re so right about “good” and “bad” days.

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Recent/not so recent reflections

Dear Gary,

Sometimes I view something, hear something or just take a few moments to reflect. These reflections usually run rough shod over the past years of my life.

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Still waiting for my answer on solar

Dear Editor,

Joseph Ensensperger didn’t answer my question about how much solar power is subsidized per KWH. I await that answer.

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Coffee drinker’s philosophy

Dear Gary,

Instead of coffee, I now drink a wonderful beverage called Spark. 1 just poured my morning cup of Spark and decided to share a bit of my attitude philosophy.

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Show your appreciation for freedom

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,
I grew up in a family with parents who married in December 1941 after Pearl Harbor attack and my dad was drafted and served in WWII. My parents spoke of their classmates who served and didn’t return home and of brothers who served also.

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