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Editorial Board | Marijuana on hold

We once praised the Douglas County commissioners for their willingness to comply with the wishes of county and state voters and allow marijuana retailers to set up shop. Now, it appears a perfectly reasonable move for the county to take a breather, and try to figure out where all this is going.

Editorial Board | Congress, chaos and conservation

The chaos in Washington, D.C., and threats by Republicans to shut down government, are doing damage even before the crisis point is reached. Conservative Republicans’ preference for political theater over governance further undermines public confidence in Congress, if it hasn’t already disappeared, and makes Republicans look like destructive ideologues who prefer posing for their base to doing what they were elected to do: govern.

Tracy Warner | This refugee crisis scares us

Imagine the entire population of Washington and Oregon forced from their homes, as their government or its enemies slaughter their neighbors and ravage their towns and cities. Imagine 4 million people, the population of Oregon, forced to flee for their lives, with nothing, to wander in search of refuge.

George Will | Yogi Berra, an American story

The 18-year-old U.S. Navy enlistee, thinking it sounded less boring than the dull training he was doing in 1944, volunteered for service on what he thought an officer had called “rocket ships.” Actually, they were small, slow, vulnerable boats used as launching pads for rockets to give close-in support for troops assaulting beaches.

Brown’s documentary ‘Twinsters’ may be shown here

Wenatchee native Steve Brown is a producer on an award-winning documentary called "Twinsters" that is scheduled to be shown at the Liberty Theater in Wenatchee on Monday, Oct. 14, if enough tickets are sold.

Tracy Warner | Carbon limits ignore demand

Of course, the headlines immediately called them the “big polluters.” The state Department of Ecology announced Monday that, at the insistence of Gov. Jay Inslee and to meet goals set by the Legislature, it will begin the process of writing rules requiring “big polluters” cut their emissions of greenhouse gases over time.

WVC’s Quinine quietly made a difference here

When Donte Quinine took the job as director of student life and recruitment at Wenatchee Valley College two years ago, he was fully aware that he would be in a distinct minority in our valley.

George F. Will: Francis’ fact-free flamboyance

Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. With a convert’s indiscriminate zeal, he embraces ideas impeccably fashionable, demonstrably false and deeply reactionary. They would devastate the poor on whose behalf he purports to speak — if his policy prescriptions were not as implausible as his social diagnoses are shrill.

Maria sings again

The hills will resurrected. Actually, the hills around Leavenworth’s Ski Hill Amphitheater were never dead, and this summer were alive with the sound of music, they just weren’t alive with “The Sound of Music.” It didn’t seem right.

Primary meaning

It wasn’t long ago that spending $11.5 million on a presidential primary for Washington looked to be a ridiculous waste. The political parties were either not much interested, or openly hostile.