Letters to the Editor

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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Bill Grunst for Marshal

Dear Editor,
Some old Oroville boys, and were having a national political discussion. We agreed we need someone with impeccable integrity.

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Thanks for voting for M&O Levy

Dear Editor,
I would like to express my appreciation for the members of our communities who took the opportunity to cast a vote in favor of local school M and O levies. These levies are an important part of the way local schools educational and maintenance needs.

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Two related community subjects

Dear Gary,
It seems we have some communication problems and folks getting stirred up about wrong reasons.
First the uproar about not using the library for an indoor farmers market….

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Support MCT production

Dear Editor,
To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to ask for your support of an upcoming event that means a lot to the children of Tonasket, the production of Beauty Lou and The Country Beast on March 2, 2014 at Tonasket High School, 5 pm and 7 pm. Each year the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) comes to our school to give our youth the opportunity to participate in performing arts. MCT Tour/Actor Directors arrive on Monday, audition and cast our kids by that afternoon, work with them throughout the week and by Saturday the cast is ready to perform a full-scale hour long musical production.

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Tonasket Chamber supports school levy

Dear Editor,
I am writing on behalf of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in support of the Tonasket School Levy and School Bond. We believe that strong schools contribute to strong communities…

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Broken faith with military retirees

Dear Editor,
The following is a letter to Sen. Maria Cantwell:
Senator Cantwell,
Based on the Bipartisan Budget Act (H.J. Res 59), the legislation you just voted on in December 2013, you have broken the faith with all military members, especially military retirees

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