A bill introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell is an important step toward protecting and preserving 340,000 acres of national forest in the Methow Valley, one of the most beautiful recreational areas in the state.
As directors of several non-profits in our community, we felt compelled to respond to the essay by Rufus Woods in the May 19 edition of The Wenatchee World: We remain committed to building community, in which he states “Successful communities are built on shared values, collaboration, cooperation and working together for the greater good” and that his goal as publisher is “to see more stories about things that work in our community.”
How do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of history? Or to put it another way, do you think history is cyclical or directional? Are we condemned to do the same damn thing over and over, generation after generation — or is there hope for some enduring progress in the world order?
Whenever I visit WestSide High School in Wenatchee, I come away infused with enthusiasm and awe for the extraordinary place of learning that has been created. It gives me a great sense of hope and confidence for the future as I meet students, alumni and interact with the staff.
It’s no secret that the 34 community and technical colleges (CTC’s) in Washington, including our own Wenatchee Valley College, serve more than 386,000 students with education and training to either successfully transfer or to meet the skilled worker needs of employers in our region.
The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is hosting its annual Nonprofit Practices Institute on Monday, a program that helps nonprofit leaders share best practices and improve their effectiveness. The conference is a significant way for the foundation to contribute to the long-term well being of our region.
Special property along the Apple Capital Loop Trail will get the protection it needs and deserves when the sale of 25 acres of shoreline land to the Chelan County PUD and Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is finalized.
Bernie Sanders is playing a dangerous game. If he and his campaign continue their scorched-earth attacks against the Democratic Party, they will succeed only in one thing: electing Donald Trump as president.