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I am very concerned. All of us -- including myself -- are scrambling to keep track of the federal, state, and local governments' list of can's and cannot's. They keep changing on an almost hourly basis. Anytime so many governments are mandating so many constantly evolving restrictions,...
Dear residents of Chelan and Douglas counties, We know that this is a very challenging time for all of us as we face the challenges of combating the coronavirus in our region. Simply put, these are unprecedented times. We applaud our health care workers who are on the front lines. We find...
In Washington, Gov. Inslee has banned large gatherings (250 or more) from meeting within the Seattle area in the hopes of preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. However, I cannot help but wonder how this is going to impact churches? Did any of us ever think that there would be a day when we...
On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus officially named COVID-19 a global pandemic, the first since the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump designated COVID-19 a national emergency and on that same day Washington Governor...
After 10 years of shaking off every punch, the stock market was finally knocked down – and the longest bull market in history came to an end. It wasn’t the trade wars, or the Fed, or Brexit, or the Fiscal Cliff, or Greece, or any of the things that worried the financial world over the last decade....
EAST WENATCHEE -- The Legislature completed its 60-day session in Olympia on schedule on March 12. This year’s session was a busy time for me, as I continued in my elected leadership position as assistant floor leader for our caucus. I also served again as the Senate Education Committee’s ranking...
It has been said that if you give one dog a bone, you end up feeding the whole kennel. Arf! Arf! to that. Where in the blue blazes am I going with this? I am aiming at the Heart of Darkness and we aren't talking Joseph Conrad either. The heart of darkness in this story is one of selfishness. If,...
Call it a loophole if you want.  But I call what Talos Tactical owner Matt Cieslar is doing in West Richland a moral win for rural residents and 2nd Amendment supporters ... albeit temporary. The owner of the gun shop at 4096 W. Van Giesen St. vowed last week to continue selling hunting rifles to...

Mayor Farivar
Hello everyone! There are a few things I want to share with you before the end of the year. Waste Management Residential Services On October 23, 2018, the City Council approved a contract with Waste Management to provide weekly garbage pickup and recycling services in the residential neighborhoods...
 A poll by Axios and SurveyMonkey found 61 percent of Democrats believe Republicans are racist, sexist and bigoted, and 31 percent of Republicans think the same thing about Democrats. 54 percent of Democrats find Republicans to be ignorant, 49 percent of Republicans believe the same about...

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