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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...
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...

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