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Have you ever gone to bed and, just as you were falling asleep, a task left undone jumped out at you? It was over 20 years ago but I still remember it because of what happened afterwards. I had forgotten to take the last dose of an antibiotic that given to me to prevent infection after an...
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...
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,...
One Saturday morning, 55-year-old Sara stalked up to our pharmacy counter, a brown prescription vial in her hand and a look that could blister paint on a wall 10 feet away. “I can’t take this stuff, it has Sulfa in it, it says so right on the label! I’ve told you, I’m deathly allergic to sulfa. I...

Jess Monette, Monnette & Cawley, PS
WENATCHEE - It may seem pretty basic, but no-one starts a construction project without a plan. That plan will include estimates on materials, time-frame, and costs. The more complex and long a project is, the greater the number of variables are present. When variables increase, so does the risk for...
Our culture, family values and our great experiment, aka, the American-style of capitalist Democracy are all under imminent threat if Bernie Sanders becomes president. He calls himself a democratic-socialist and he means it. His extreme left wing supporters are even attacking anyone who states or...
  Over the past decade, water shortages are becoming more common, limiting the availability of unlimited fresh water for irrigation, especially in the states of the American Southwest and California. Large swaths of green grass require constant watering to look healthy, and people in areas with...

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...

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