Help build the future of our public transportation

Last summer and fall, nearly 1,100 residents of Chelan and Douglas counties shared their ideas and suggestions on how our regional transit service could be improved.
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Letters to the Editor: Expand access to ECEAP

Expand access to ECEAP Creating better support for all students while meeting the McCleary court mandate continues to be a significant challenge for our Legislature. As we navigate these choppy budgetary waters, it’s important to expand access to our state’s proven high-quality pre-K program for low-income students, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). We know ECEAP...
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Entrepreneurs remain the key to America’s success

American entrepreneurs’ ability to invent, create and bring products and services to market makes our nation great. Their success generates the tax revenue which fund our schools and puts people to work.
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Link to rural development

The U.S. continues to develop new clean and renewable energy resources to replace aging, carbon-emitting generating facilities. Lightly populated rural areas provide ample space for this new development, namely wind energy.
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It’s spring! Time to get out and enjoy your neighborhood parks

After the neverending winter we just had, it feels great to get outside on a sunny day. Park maintenance staff has begun aerating turf, grooming ballfields, turning on water fountains, checking sprinkler lines and putting up soccer and sport court nets.
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Lessons learned from demise of Northwest aluminum industry

Driving east along SR 14 these days, you see water pouring out of Columbia River dams. It is already a high water year with much of the runoff from our heavy mountain snowpack yet to come.
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Personification of the challenges of rural health access

Rural America has once again taken its place in the national health care debate.
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State carbon tax would be harmful

A major hurdle for lawmakers in Olympia working to finish the next two-year state budget and adjourn is the so-called “carbon tax.”
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Energy efficiency can help rural families save money

Families below the poverty line spend 8 percent of their income on electricity, a much larger proportion than higher income families, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.
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PACCAR dives into driverless technology

PACCAR’s recent announcement it is teaming with computer chipmaker Nvidia to build driverless trucks is good for Washington.
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