Clear Skies County: Expanding medical care is proving profitable… and moral

Hospitals nationwide, including those in Wenatchee, Seattle, Denver, Arkansas and Kentucky, are gaining income because they’re serving more insured patients under the affordable care act. Douglas, Chelan and Okanogan counties are serving 12,000 new enrollees in Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange, according to Patrick Jones, from the Chelan-Douglas Trends data source.
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Fuzzy Skies: Executive pay and a sore loser

Jim Russell shares humorous thoughts in this occasional column.
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Clear Skies: Believe immigration reform is possible this summer

People are insisting immigration reform is possible this year, but how can that be? Earlier this year I heard Congressman Dave Reichert hopelessly say it looks dead because it’s an election year. It disgusted me to hear the Republican-controlled House cannot pass immigration reform that Speaker John Boehner wants to pass.
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Fuzzy Skies: Financial bailouts; salvaging roadkill

Jim Russell shares humorous thoughts in this occasional column.
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Clear Skies County: Memorial Day should commemorate both military and civilian casualities

Memorial Day started as Decoration Day after the Civil War to commemorate fallen Union and Confederate soldiers. It’s been extended to remember all those who died serving in United States Armed Forces. It’s worthy. But it understates those who have died during U.S. military operations.
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Fuzzy Skies: Here’s your sign; student freedom; overhead privacy

Jim Russell shares humorous thoughts in this occasional column.
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Clear Skies County: We need to get serious about federal debt

This is a serious sit down talk about my and your household debt as a share of the federal debt. It’s going up so much in the next 10 years, rich debt consultants in the 1 percent category have made it their priority to cut our debt. They believe we can solve this problem if we act now because it will be a more expensive mandated priority if we don’t.
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Fuzzy Skies: Eastside downtown; breakfast beverage; charter schools; Monica!

Jim Russell shares humorous thoughts in this occasional column.
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Fuzzy Skies: Remembering to check the gas gauge; refinancing letters

Jim Russell shares humorous thoughts in this occasional column.
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Clear Skies County: Sharing abundance in the fight against poverty

Haitians have a saying to the effect that God provides abundance but people should distribute it.
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