Letters to the Editor

The Puzzle of Autoimmunity

Dear Editor,
Puzzles seem to beg for solving, no more so than the puzzle of autoimmunity. Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Crohn’s Disease, type 1 diabetes and many more are unfortunately common in the Pacific Northwest. In fact no state has a higher percentage count of autoimmunity patients than Washington.

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Column was inaccurate

Dear Gary,

In your column you made mention that the School District does not allow outside groups such as youth baseball, softball and adult softball to use our field. I believe this is an inaccurate statement.

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Slusher rants and raves but offers no facts

Dear Editor,
The rants of William Slusher are usually filled with half-truths, references to “facts” that are just out and out wrong, bigotry and simplistic thinking that defies logic but he exceeded even himself in “Taxation Vexation.”

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Oroville EMTs need your support

First I want to thank all of you that turned out for the town council meeting last Tuesday, March 3. There are several things that need to be clarified concerning our volunteer ambulance crew and their job.

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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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