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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.

Eugene Robinson | Donald the fire-breathing dragon

WASHINGTON — Don’t be sure the McCain episode is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s bizarre presidential campaign. Don’t even be sure it’s the end of the beginning. Attacking him with censure and shame is like trying to destroy Godzilla with electricity: It might just make him stronger.

Rufus Woods | South Wenatchee leaders show their spirit and drive

When I sat down recently with the leadership team from the United Neighbors Association of South Wenatchee, the first thing they wanted to talk about was the day Steve King, the director of community development for the city of Wenatchee, met with them, listened attentively and took notes.