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Kelli Scott | A forum for all voices

Regular readers of this newspaper’s Safety Valve section may have noticed that relatively few letters to the editor are signed with Spanish surnames. But take a look at The World’s Facebook page and you will see Latinos from across North Central Washington weighing in on almost everything we post.
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Grant England | Introducing Youth United

Hello, Wenatchee! My name is Grant England. I am an Americorps VISTA with United Way and the new program coordinator for Youth United. VISTAs commit a year of their time to address poverty by building the capacity of their sponsoring organization, in my case by assisting with United Way’s Youth United program. Youth United focuses on involving students in grades 6-12 in volunteer work, to strengthen themselves and their communities. Middle school students sign up for our Youth Engaged in Service program, where they work toward completing 75 hours of ...
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Kelli Scott | Dating in the digital age

There is a scene in the romantic comedy classic “When Harry Met Sally” that goes like this: A happily-coupled man and woman hang up their telephones after listening to the dating drama of two single friends and the woman turns to the man and says: “Tell me I’ll never have to be out there again.” That was in 1989, before texting, sexting, online chatting, Facebook relationship status updating, Match.com, FarmersOnly.com and that monster of random, embarrassing information collection called Google.
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Joy Jasinek | Art on the Avenues expanding Horizons

As the Art on the Avenues sculpture exhibit continues its transformation, some visiting sculptures make their exit and new visitors replace them. Through a series of fortunate events last week, however, one of the visiting sculptures scheduled to leave found a permanent home at Pangborn Memorial Airport.
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Mary Rea | A chore thing

In Mazama, the day comes when the light coming through the front windows changes. The sun has gotten higher in the sky and shifted to the south a little. It’s a sure sign of spring, but it also illuminates another sad fact: my windows are as filthy as sin.
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Steve Wright | Sharing the benefits of clean hydropower

Likely I don’t have to convince you about the incredible resource we have here in our backyard — the “fuel” for our homes, businesses, farms, orchards, industry, and our very quality of life we value so deeply. Here in Chelan County, it comes to us in the form of the Columbia and Chelan rivers that deliver continuous, clean, renewable fuel for the three dams that belong to you, our customer-owners.
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Andy Dappen | Out for a hike? Here’s how to deal with rattlesnakes

It’s been cool snake weather around Central Washington and the Wenatchee Valley this spring, so rattlesnake encounters have been uncommon thus far. The rattler in the picture to the right was found sunning itself on warm rocks in Swakane Canyon in early May. Recently WenatcheeOutdoors has received a few rattlesnake reports from hikers visiting our foothills trails in the Sage Hills and around the Horse Lake Reserve.