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Gary Bégin, Managing Editor, NCW Media
One of the strangest times of my life were spent in Northern Nevada during the turn of the century. Just saying that phrase out loud makes me think I am part of tomorrow’s history ... and I am, as are you and we, as a society will be judged forever by the actions we take, or fail to take. About 20...

Gary Bégin
It may be a tired old cliche, but it is always a word to the wise - school starts soon so watch out for kids. That includes watching out for school buses, traffic monitors and safety patrols as well as speed limits in school zones. While school gun violence dominates the news, the quiet statistics...
Last Monday, July 29, marked the second time (that I know of) newly elected Congresswoman Kim Schrier decided to keep her local events as eerily unannounced as possible, kind of like a Schrier Shell Game. The first time was a few months ago when she met on a Saturday with a selected audience and...
After a short hospital stay for a bleeding ulcer, 78 year-old Mabel was discharged home on pills to heal her ulcer and an iron supplement to correct her blood loss. Despite taking iron for 3 months, Mabel’s blood tests showed she was still low in iron. When I asked her which iron supplement she was...
I just read the last two chapters of the book of Revelation where in John describes the vision he received of the Holy City, inside and out. “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light and the Lamb is its lamp.” Revelation 21:23 What an incredible...
Martyrdom is often a desirable state of consciousness in the eyes of the True Believers of Karl & Vladimir. One who aspires and then attains this essence of victimhood, meant as one's public façade, can be said to have reached the Ganges of the Faithful --- and that's where they burn bodies....
Life goes along and things go badly or well or, for most of us, somewhere always in between. Eventually life’s patterns are realized and people, logical ones that is, begin to plan their futures and start dreaming of better days ahead. Mother Nature, Father Time or the Devil and his Details come...
Mark 12: “29 Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; 30 AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’”   There is a scene in the move “Fire Proof” where Caleb is...
There are destinations where we live that are not connected by roads. To get there, you must find alternative means - by air, by boat or by foot. I’m the proud principal of Chelan High School. Getting all of our students to graduation day feels like this too, sometimes. But our job, as the...
Our children are clueless in regards to the harsh realities of life in the greatest country that ever existed. Why? I have a simple and maybe overly naive answer: Too much of the wrong kind of love. While we all love our kids, we don't always know how to show them that hard knocks are the only way...

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