Letters

Our Congressman, Dan Newhouse, has repeatedly advocated for “market-based health insurance,” promising that for-profit health insurance companies will deliver on the goals of less expensive, higher quality, and more available healthcare in the U.S. He is not alone in pushing this mantra. No...
I had to laugh at Buford Howell’s (Capt. USN, retired) letter to the editor in the Wenatchee World on May 17. Taking his “facts” from the Washington Post, the good Captain rails against our President’s “leaking” of secrets to the Russians, telling us that it “could” rise to the level of treason!...
  Change comes slowly in the world of education, but central Washington schoolteachers are embracing a revolutionary new change - they are taking back control of their profession.   Nearly all teachers in the state of Washington are stuck in a decades-old approach to workplace representation. The...
  The public outcry against Sound Transit’s unfair and excessive car tab taxes has painfully illustrated how public officials make life hard for working families when they impose high taxes. The one message the public has successfully delivered to lawmakers this session, big time, is that high...
    Talk about the “Elephant in the room”! Unless you watch Fox news, just Fox news, and nothing but Fox news, you have no doubt heard about Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment lawsuit. Fox news stands mute on the subject, and especially their boy Bill. CNN, MSNBC, Local news and RT consider it to be...
  Washington, along with every state in the nation, utilizes a gas tax to provide a major source of funding for roads and bridges. It has been a reliable workhorse for decades, but its future sustainability is uncertain as vehicles become more fuel-efficient and alternative fuel sources emerge.  We...
  Dear Editor,  FACT: The $20 million bond and interest are the only costs associated with the new hospital that property owners in the Lake Chelan Hospital District are responsible for. FACT: 55% of hospital district property owners are part time residents who are registered voters in other...
  Dear Editor,  On April 29, people across the country will be gathering in solidarity to bring attention to the reality of climate change, and the issues facing communities as a result of climate related systemic changes. In Twisp, WA, a march is being planned to honor Clean Air, Clean Water, and...
  Dear Editor,  I completed residency and an additional year of fellowship a little over two years ago. My husband and I had one child at the time. He is from New York. I am from Edmonds. We felt like we could go almost anywhere-it was actually fairly overwhelming to decide where to "settle down"....
  Dear Editor,  I am voting yes for the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Levy because I want to maintain quality health care here in the Lake Chelan valley. Here’s four specific reasons why:  First, to continue to meet the needs of our growing valley, our hospital needs more space. A quick tour of...

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