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Letters to the Editor, December 1, 2016

An electoral process compromise
Dear Editor,
The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process.

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Colville Tribal Veterans leave for Standing Rock

NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes held a special ceremony today (Dec. 2, 2016) to bless the ten Colville Veterans who are deploying to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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Tonasket celebrates WinterFest this weekend

NORTH COUNTY — Tonasket WinterFest takes place this weekend, with businesses and organizations gearing up for events Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3. Oroville’s Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on Saturday, as well, starting at 5 p.m.

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County certifies general election results

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County performed its final ballot count for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with no changes in the election leaders for County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2, and Public Utility District Commissioner Position 3.

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Updated: Oroville woman perishes in house fire

OROVILLE — A 77-year-old Oroville woman was found dead in her house Monday, Nov. 14, after firefighters extinguished the fire that destroyed her home that afternoon.

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Third general election ballot count shows no changes in leads

OKANOGAN – While there is still one ballot count scheduled before election certification, yesterday’s count will not affect the eventual outcome of Chris Branch and Andy Hover winning seats on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners and Jerry Asmussen on the Okanogan County PUD Board.

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Tonasket council discusses airport, affordable housing

TONASKET — Tonasket City Council members heard requests for hotel/motel tax funds from several community members Nov. 8.

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Asmussen, Branch and Hover hang on to their general election leads

OKANOGAN – Monday’s second count of the general election ballots showed little change in the outcome of the Nov. 8 general election for local candidates other than the narrowest of increases in the leads of the two top candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner positions – Andy Hover and Chris Branch. And, while still unofficial, it seems Jerry Asmessen will be the newest PUD Commissioner from the North County.

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Hover, Branch and Asmussen lead in first count of General Election votes

OKANOGAN – While it’s too soon to call any races, there are some interesting results in local contests in the first ballot count in Tuesday’s General Election.

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Tyson McAllister, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

OROVILLE — Tyson McAllister served tours in Iraq in 2005/06 and Afghanistan in 2010/11 after enlisting with the SeaBees, the Navy civil engineering division. McAllister joined the Navy at the age of 19, a year after graduating Oroville High School in 2004.

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