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Driving into trouble

Man has made a big mistake in making driverless cars, when all they are doing right now is recalling cars.

Native American leader’s story is fascinating

I am continually reminded of the important role our Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center plays in building helping connecting us to the past as a way of deepening our understanding and appreciation for our heritage. 

Hawkins deserves support

Brad Hawkins is one of the most genuine, honest, and hard-working individuals that I have ever met. He is self-disciplined and driven to achieve the high goals that he has set for himself. We should take comfort sending Brad to Olympia as our State Senator, knowing he will exercise the same strong work ethic he exemplified in his experience on the Eastmont School Board and as our 12th Legislative District Representative. Brad has always served with integrity and distinction, and we can expect the same from him as our next State Senator. 

What an experience

I had never been to Wenatchee and a little game of football brought our family there. We arrived at the Lincoln Rock campground and the boys were extremely excited. As they hit the field you could feel the excitement through the air. The marching band, the cheer leaders and the patriotism is something our young men had never seen and I am sure they will talk about it forever. The games were incredible. There was no rivalry, only a crowd of fun. The Wenatchee boys play a dignified, respectful game ...

Eugene Robinson | Two types of gun laws: one for blacks and one for whites

WASHINGTON — If you are a black man in America, exercising your constitutional right to keep and bear arms can be fatal. You might think the National Rifle Association and its amen chorus would be outraged, but apparently they believe Second Amendment rights are for whites only.

Rufus Woods | Native American leader’s story is fascinating

I am continually reminded of the important role our Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center plays in building helping connecting us to the past as a way of deepening our understanding and appreciation for our heritage. 

George Will | Deepen Charleston’s port, and the big ships will come

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Technology has put powerful computers in billions of pockets, but an invention much more mundane than the smartphone — the shipping container: a rectangular steel box — also has changed the world. Because of it, two of today’s preoccupations — infrastructure and globalization — are connected by a chain of events that began more than 60 years ago and today runs through Congress and to the wharves of Charleston’s booming port.

Cal Fitzsimmons | Mail voting has changed our coverage

Washington state has been one of the leaders in vote-by-mail elections and by almost all accounts it has been a huge success. While frustrated voters in other states stand in long lines on one day to cast their ballots, we vote at our leisure and either mail it back or put it in a drop box by election day. Simple.

Common Ground | New Nordic foundation being launched

The proposed expansion of Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort would create an opportunity for 12 kilometers of Nordic skiing, and that possibility has sparked the launch of the Wenatchee Valley Nordic Foundation, a youth-oriented organization dedicated to cultivating year-round outdoor activities in the valley. 

Safety Valve | Letters from readers

Shame on Grant County PUD!!! What were they thinking when they created a fire hazard in Sunland Estates by destroying the fire buffer grass that THEY had permitted?

Rufus Woods | Success of Pybus Public Market depends on community investment

In its first three years of operation, Pybus Public Market has turned out to be an invaluable asset to the Wenatchee Valley. Its stunning physical beauty, eclectic mix of interesting restaurants shops along with its vast array of community-centered programs has made it the most popular destination in the valley. It literally put the Wenatchee Valley on the map for thousands of visitors who walk in the doors, look around, and say Wow!

Wilf Woods | 50 acres and a prayer

How the Brethren immigrated to Sunnyslope in 1903 was the subject of a paper by Geraldine Eller, wife of local educator Jay Eller. She was given access to Great Northern Railway files on their immigration department, and wrote the piece in 1960.

Wilf Woods | A story with some steam behind it

Sixty years ago, Wenatchee acquired a piece of railroad history, steam locomotive number 1147, which sits in a city park near the old Columbia River bridge. The park is appropriately called Locomotive Park.