Letters to the Editor

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings out of touch

Dear Editor,

Reading the column “Now is the time to build the Keystone XL Pipeline” (March 14, 2013) by U.S. Representative Hastings two weeks ago in your paper reminds me how out of touch he is with our community.

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Trailhead – accidents waiting to happen

Dear Editor,

Ten seconds (or less) is all it takes a vehicle to come around the curve from the south to the fancy new (Whistler Canyon) trailhead entry to Highway 97. A loaded horse trailer behind a pickup takes how long to go from stop to the proper lane on the highway

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Can’t name savings from closing AL

Dear Editor,

Okanogan County Court Judge Rawson ruled against the Citizens Group of Tonasket

Washington, and denied our petition for a Permanent or Temporary Injunction to keep the Assisted Living in Tonasket open. It was stated that the Hospital Board and Hospital

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Hearing a study in contrasts

Dear Editors,

I don’t know if you guys were at the hearings for Hospital District #4 but the audience was a study in contrast. One side of the room was the defense with their smug smiles and dressed to kill happy to be there on the taxpayers dime, including their attorney.

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Salary raises were unconscionable

Dear Editor,

I can no longer remain quiet on the issue of the Assisted Living closing in Tonasket. After sitting back and observing and reading about what is taking place at the hospital, I feel compelled to address the hospital board and all the high paid administrative staff. To all of you I have only one question: How do you sleep at night?

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Who was in control of court?

Dear Editor,

Though, I don’t live in the district the Tonasket hospital is in, it interests me because one way or another it touches our lives, be it monetary, a little bit of something citizens all over the country are standing up to, an example of integrity vs entitlement syndrome, etc. Going in with nothing but my interest, I left with much frustration and some serious concerns with the behavior of ma

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Need to see bigger picture

Dear Editor,

I think the Tonasket Hospital Commissioners need to realize the bigger picture. They have been on county warrants and this involves the whole county. Are there those of us out there that would support the continued use of warrants to support any of our hospital systems, if they were being run efficiently? Without a doubt.

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Replace Obamacare with what?

Dear Editor, Everyone needs access to good, affordable healthcare. This year we will see more of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) come into effect and start to address this need. An interesting story for a local newspaper might be to illuminate how people in our area get access to healthcare: Who has what kind of [...]

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Upset about dog waste

Dear Editor,

We are K-2 students in the Tonasket Outreach Program. There is dog waste on our schoolyard. We are upset! We researched and thought of reasons why this is not good.

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How willing are we?

Dear Editor,

Concerning the closing of the Tonasket Assisted Living Facility- One question comes to mind, “How willing are we?” Sounds like we as a community are pretty willing.

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