Letters to the Editor

Seeking reelection to PUD board

Dear Editor,

To the Citizens of Okanogan County: I, David Womack, am announcing that I am running for re-election for Commissioner of Okanogan County Public Utility District #1.

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Not making excuses for education system

Dear Editor,
Mr. Slusher, in response to“The Bells still tolls, let me first say I in no way was“desperately laying down a litany of excuses for our international test scores, and what you refer to as our“declining education system.” I was pointing out why the American Education Systems is among the best in spite of the fact that 22% of the students in the United States live at or below the Poverty Level.

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Not the right kind of injustice

Dear Editor,
A recent letter said we have an obligation to point out injustice when we see it.

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Thrown into the recycle bin

Dear Editor,
The idea that the Affordable Care Act or Obama care is addressing injustice begs the question that was asked on the front page of your March 20th newspaper: Really? This article asked the question, who would throw fecal matter into the cardboard recycle bid?

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Awesome community support

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the entire 2013-2014 OHS Lady Hornets Basketball Team, we would like to thank the awesome community of Oroville for the outpouring of support this year and especially as we headed to Richland to play against DeSales.

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Regarding Franken-law column

Dear Editor,
As usual, I enjoyed Bill Slusher’s recent Franken-law opinion piece. The treatment of Farmers by the USLD, as discussed by Bill, is an outrage. But the real problem is that the US has a “justice” system that is so corrupt, that such an outrage can take place.

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Kinross Gold gives back

Dear Editor,
In 2011, during the horrific rain storms that hit western Okanogan County, we lost a section of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail in the Loomis State Forest. The WADNR didn’t have the funds to do the repairs to this segment of the Trail, and because we have an Adopt-A-Trail Agreement with them for that stretch of trail, it was left to the PNTA to come with the funding.

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ACA addressing healthcare injustice

Dear Editor,
“With liberty and justice for all.” Those words should not ring hollow. For us to have justice in our society requires us to identify injustice when we see it and to do something about it. We saw this in the 1960′s when black Americans were finally guaranteed the right to vote.

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Holding himself accountable

My name is Joe Napoli, the brother of Mark Napoli who you wrote about in your paper, as it relates to updates on a May, 2013 incident. I just wanted you and your paper to know that his family loves him dearly, unconditionally and we all know how very sorry he is for what transpired. He is holding himself accountable for his actions.

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Lying to the American people

Dear Editor,

In view of the many things that continue to take place in our government, the words of Solomon from Proverbs 28 seem to fit more perfectly than ever: V.15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people, V.16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor.

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