Mitch Daniels, former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University, knows that no one in the audience is there to hear a commencement speaker. When, however, he addressed his institution’s class of 2016, it heard him distill into a few lapidary paragraphs a stance toward life that illuminates this political season.
It is in tragic times like these our political leaders rise up to prove they are devoid of ideas, much less solutions or effective strategy to deal with those who would do us great harm. Or, they might choose Donald Trump’s path and snuggle up to fear and paranoia.
I don’t have to convince you that our hydroelectric power from the three Chelan County PUD dams is the envy of the rest of the country. Not only for incredibly low rates but also because of our high reliability and zero air pollution.
LONDON — Of the fighting faiths that flourished during the ideologically drunk 20th century, anti-Semitism has been uniquely durable. It survives by mutating, even migrating across the political spectrum from the right to the left. Although most frequently found in European semi-fascist parties, anti-Semitism is growing in the fetid Petri dish of American academia, and is staining Britain’s Labour Party.
It wasn’t about the money or the prizes. It was about planning for the future in a vibrant, prosperous and forward-thinking community. The Wenatchee area may be out of the America’s Best Communities contest, but the Our Valley What’s Next effort is not dead, not on hold, not slowed. It is on fire.
At last, we move forward to convert Wenatchee’s former Parkside nursing home into a sorely needed 32-bed care facility for those suffering mental illness. The newly formed NCW Behavioral Health Organization, a multi-county board overseeing regional mental health services, has announced it is sending an architect’s plan for Parkside to the state for review, and hopes to call for bids by September.A $4 million appropriation by the state will help cover costs.
We naive human beings spend such a short time on earth that we get a twisted concept of time. When we hear something bad happened 300 years ago, we think it ancient. When we hear it might happen again in 200 years, we shrug. When we hear it might happen in 200 years or next week, we assume 200 years is more likely.