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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.

Editorial Board | Riding for bicycles

Wenatchee’s Tyler Farrar now is riding, riding and riding at the pinnacle of professional cycling, the grueling three-week Tour de France. His many fans in North Central Washington are thrilled to see Farrar back in the race after some years of absence. It is the world’s largest and most-viewed annual sporting event, and being part of it is an achievement generating a good amount of pride in his hometown.

Editorial Board | A year after the fire, in recovery

A year is gone, but the largest wildfire in our fire-prone state’s history still has the power to shock. The devastation of the Carlton Complex fires was so vast, so fearsome, it is still difficult for the ordinary human mind to take it in.