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Coverage of fires an evolving process

There were many dire warnings of devastating wildfires this year, and those warnings began long before the region’s first hints of smoke.

Using Trump to better understand immigration

Recently, far too much attention has been paid to Donald Trump’s pronouncements on immigration and immigrants. Neither his vile words, nor his ignorant, self-serving perspectives on the issue deserve repeating here.

Charles Krauthammer | The price of fetal parts

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After protesting that it did nothing illegal, it apologized for the “tone” of one of its senior directors.

Kathleen Parker | Before we lose our minds

WASHINGTON — Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it’s time to phase out and replace Medicare — as opposed to “attacking the seniors,” as one woman at a recent event bellowed out — will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.

Editorial Board | Downtown parking a vital component

Wenatchee has a downtown filled with bustling shops, restaurants and a friendly atmosphere. Looking for ways to keep and grow it as an active, attractive destination and retail hub is a process that needs and deserves ongoing attention.

Safety Valve | Park questions

Michelle McNeil’s article about a new parks tax, on July 20, brought up more questions for me than it answered.

World Editorial Board | Entiat up in arms against garbage idea

Just when things seemed to be on an upward trajectory in the community, along comes a proposal by Waste Management and a local developer to build a garbage handling facility near the new park developed by the Chelan County Public Utility District as well as the area that city officials see as the potential new commercial center for the town.