Rural communities in the face of climate change

By Katie Rock Center for Rural Affairs Climate change can be difficult to fully wrap your mind around. My fear is that more people will engage only after facing a crisis themselves — losing a home due to flooding, markets upended by multi-year droughts, or water shortages. We know warming trends can accelerate or decelerate quickly depending on emissions and policies. We do not know when we...
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Student debt draining retired income

Lots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents went largely unnoticed.
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Committees, governor’s budget, and bad small business bills

By Rep. Keith Goehner On Monday, Jan. 14, I was sworn in to represent the 12th Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives. I am honored to serve such a great region of our state. The first few weeks in Olympia included meeting with constituents and colleagues, committee meetings, and a lot of homework on bills we will be considering in the weeks ahead. There are bills,...
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  Symphony is a beautiful girl, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 10-month-old, medium size, gray and black medium-hair domestic mix. Symphony came to the shelter as a stray and had likely spent most of her time outdoors. She has sweet, soulful looks and a playful personality, and is slowing learning to trust people. As she becomes more relaxed, she...
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1919 A letter from the Big Bend Empire in today’s Daily World states, “We note, by the Wenatchee World, that John A. Gellatly, Chelan County representative, was going to the Legislature with an idea of getting the state to build the road to Quincy around the Rock Island point … that...
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Pictorial Past | Governor attends park dedication

Washington State Gov. Clarence D. Martin, center, attends the dedication of the new city park in Waterville in 1936. (Provided photo/Myrna Nelson...
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Our Past | 1948: Lots happening at Waterville School

Selected by Karen Larsen The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 12, 1948 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.   School News Sports Mansfield defeated Waterville Friday by making a large percentage of their shots. Waterville’s offense was good but they made only a small percentage of their shots. The score at the end of the first quarter was 10 to 3. The...
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Browse and search historical publications with new Washington Digital Newspapers website

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has launched a new website for the Washington Digital Newspapers program: Washingtondigitalnewspapers.org.
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Washington farmers need tariff relief

By Don C. Brunell The good news is Washington’s cherry crop is projected to be as good as 2018; however, absent tariff relief from the ongoing U.S.-China trade tiff, a key market will remain limited. When China’s tariff went from 10 percent to 50 percent last July, right in the middle of the harvest, exports to China went from the most profitable to the pits, Fox News reported. “Growers in...
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English language and its discrepancies

The English language is a formidable beast, even for those of us who learned it as our first language. Language is all about meaning — communication.
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