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Opinion

Local journalism needs your support more than ever

As the publisher of our local newspaper, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent Pew Research Center report on the changing relationship between Americans and their local news outlets. The …

GOP nearly blows up convention in attempt to save face for Reichert

SPOKANE — Washington State Republican Party leaders say they want party unity, but they torpedoed unity, at least for a bit, all for the sake of attempted control.  When it became …

A closer look at the updated capital budget

Our state approves three budgets every two years. These budgets fund Washington’s operating ($71.9 billion), transportation ($14.6 billion), and capital ($10.3 billion) expenditures, including …

Climate Commitment Act needs accountability, not scare tactics

Washington state’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) was passed in 2021 with the goal of reducing and phasing out carbon emissions.  Unfortunately, there have been several problems with …

Strengthen brand recognition and loyalty with consistent brand building

In the world of marketing, where trends come and go, one principle remains constant: the importance of consistency. This is true whether you're a multinational corporation or a family-owned business …

My “Walking Start to Running Start” bill will provide more options for students and families

The Washington State Legislature is quickly approaching its adjournment date of March 7. I’m pleased to share that my Senate Bill 5670, expanding the state’s Running Start program, …

Washington voters support their local public schools

OLYMPIA - Local levies and bonds are one important way that communities support their schools, and preliminary results from yesterday’s Special Election show how committed voters are to their …

As the CEO & Publisher of Ward Media, the stewardship of the Lake Chelan Mirror and its evolution holds a special place in our mission to serve the North Central Washington community with …

Hydropower is the cornerstone of a reliable, clean energy future

Affordable, plentiful energy is the root of a society that enables economic growth. It’s easy to forget our community’s biggest asset even though it affects everything we do.  Now …

When you consider Prop 1 and 2, Chelan schools’ EP&O and Maintenance levy, I urge you to VOTE YES!  State and federal funds alone do not meet the needs of our students. These measures …

As chairman of the Enhancing Education Chelan Committee, I am asking all voters in the special election coming up on Feb. 13 to support the important Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) …

Urges Levy Support

My family moved to the Chelan Valley in 2017 after traveling for 75 days through 7 states trying to find a place to settle.  We could not find a more beautiful place than the Chelan Valley to …

The legislative session is approaching its halfway point

The Washington State Legislature’s scheduled 60-day session is progressing smoothly. My colleagues and I are approaching the halfway point of session. Senators will spend the majority of time …

2024 Legislative Session Preview

For legislators, the time of year is quickly approaching to gather in Olympia for the annual process of discussing, debating, and updating state laws. The Washington State Legislature convenes …

Embracing the spirit of community

As we stand at the threshold of a new and promising year, I am humbled by the unwavering support and unwavering dedication of all those who have been integral to the Lake Chelan Mirror. With immense …

Embracing unity in 2024

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, it's evident that our societal landscape continues to be deeply entrenched in political polarization. The chasm between conservatives and liberals seems wider …

In the annals of our nation's media, the year 2023 has unveiled a complex tapestry, woven with threads of promise and threads of despair for local journalism. Recent revelations from the Medill …

Bloom where you’re planted

In the spirit of gratitude and personal growth, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the simple notion of "blooming where you're planted." This timeless wisdom is a …

Five steps the Legislature should take to support business in Washington

The Washington State Legislature will begin its 60-day session on January 8. The main focus of this year’s legislative session will be developing and approving updates to the three state …

Peach cobbler – a family favorite

A few years ago, I purchased a small box of tree-ripened peaches directly from a farmer. They were perfectly ripe, ready to eat fresh, and I wanted to make peach cobbler. My paternal grandmother …

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