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Rufus Woods | How we can end homelessness in our community

Homelessness has been virtually eradicated in Utah and the man responsible for guiding that effort, Lloyd Pendleton, will be in Wenatchee this coming week to help us figure out how to follow suit in Chelan and Douglas counties. 

Charles Krauthammer: Bernie, Hillary and the Donald factor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson’s. The primary elections reveal a national mood of anxiety, apprehension and anger, in turn reflecting stagnation at home and failure abroad. Two-thirds of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Yet after nearly two terms of Barack Obama’s corrosively unsuccessful liberalism — both parties have decisively moved left.

George Will: A cold can of ‘America’

Because advertising is a barometer that often accurately measures America’s psychological atmosphere, attention must be paid to this: From May 23 through the presidential election, Budweiser beer will bear a different name. Eager to do its bit to make America great again, the brewer will replace the name “Budweiser” with “America” on its 12-ounce bottles and cans.

Esther Cepeda: A Bill of Rights for domestic workers

CHICAGO — Workers’ rights are on a bit of a roll these days. Not only are $15 minimum-wage increases starting to take hold in top cities across the country, but bills mandating paid sick time are making their way through state legislatures. And top brands like Starbucks and J. Crew are eliminating erratic “on-call” work schedules for their employees.

Wilf Woods | The story of radio’s early days

The battle for the airwaves is a new study by Scott Woolley of the drama of the birth of radio communication and how it became a monopoly. He describes the battle between Edwin Armstrong and the man who won that battle: David Sarnoff.

George Will | Due process kicked off campus

Academia’s descent into perpetual hysteria and incipient tyranny is partly fueled by the fiction that one in five college students is sexually assaulted and that campuses require minute federal supervision to cure this. Encouraged by the government’s misuse of discredited social science (one survey supposedly proving this one-in-five fiction), colleges and universities are implementing unconstitutional procedures mandated by the government.

World Editorial Board | Fireworks, no

The Wenatchee City Council Thursday wisely voted to ban the sale, possession and use of fireworks within the city. Oddly, by necessity of state law the ban will take effect a year from now.

Vladimir Steblina | Who owns you?

In both religious and non-religious circles there is a lot of discussion about the existence of the soul, and what happens to it when we die. For the religious folks, they are convinced that God owns your soul. I guess the physical body still belongs to you.

World Editorial Board | Where do these students fit?

It’s not just numbers they’re talking about. They are talking about hundreds of students in the most decisive four years of their lives. Where you go to high school matters. It matters that facilities are functioning well enough not to interfere with vital instruction and community. For those who end up in the wrong place, who are crowded out, who don’t fit, there is much to lose.

Kathleen Parker | Rules are for breaking

It should be obvious to all by now that Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany of nonsensical proposals.

Tracy Warner | So, where did they all go?

You know, I think I have a right to be upset. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders tell me I do, so it must be true. My working world is battered, my wages stagnant, many people have more money than I do. Why shouldn’t I be ticked off?

A high time at Mary Poppins

Our Apple Blossom Festival's big parade is over, but we are still celebrating this week.