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Wilf Woods | Parlette has done us well

She's served us for 20 years and is calling it quits. Who? Linda Parlette, our state senator, has announced that she will not run for a fifth term.

Wilf Woods | A headline gone bad

Rufus and I were invited to reminisce about the "good old days" by the Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society yesterday. It has been 45 years since we converted the World's production to the current offset printing.

George Will | A battle to save a battlefield

PRINCETON, N.J. — One of history’s most important battles happened here on a field you can walk across in less than half the 45 or so minutes the battle lasted. If George Washington’s audacity on Jan. 3, 1777, had not reversed the patriots’ retreat and routed the advancing British, the American Revolution might have been extinguished.

Editorial Board | A water bill, so important here

After the fog clears and the headlines fade, we might notice the more gritty work of Washington’s Legislature. Much of it is low-key, focused, and gets little attention outside the Capitol’s marble halls, but the impact is large at the target.

Editorial Board | Unforgettable Pam

There are hundreds of people, scattered around the world, from their teens to their 40s, who treasure memories of performing in a Wenatchee School District all-district musical. There are thousands of parents who hold precious the moment they saw their child walk on stage before a sold-out auditorium. There are thousands more who still marvel that it is possible to produce a high-quality, supremely entertaining musical with a cast of hundreds, kindergartners to seniors. The every-other-year musicals are still miraculous and a joy to behold, and they exist because of ...

Eugene Robinson | Clinton-Sanders turns testy

The Democratic nominee for president will be running against a political novice who is widely despised, or a senator so unpopular that only two of his colleagues support him, or a governor far too moderate for his party’s hard-line base, or someone else chosen at a bitterly contested convention. For Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, what could possibly go wrong?

Charles Krauthammer | The coming train wreck

Yes, the big Wisconsin story is Ted Cruz’s crushing 13-point victory. And yes, it greatly improves his chances of denying Donald Trump a first-ballot convention victory, which may turn out to be Trump’s only path to the nomination.

Tracy Warner | Smoke now is a good thing

Oh, gosh darn it, I thought. Perhaps those were not the precise words that passed through my head, but they express the sentiment. It was a response to a familiar sight ­— the Columbia Valley north of Wenatchee filled with low, brown smoke. There is a fire somewhere.

Guest Commentary | Preparing for a nightmare

On March 31, Confluence Health partnered with local law enforcement to conduct an emergency preparedness drill at the Central Washington Hospital & Clinics campus. These types of drills must be done regularly with our physicians and staff, as well as members of our local law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical/management services, so that we are as prepared as we can be for the “real thing.”

Tracy Warner | People count, says the court

You can see why the idea was tempting. All states draw up legislative and elective districts so each has roughly the same number of people. That way, each legislator has the same number of constituents, more or less, based on the federal census.

Tracy Warner | Chief Wahoo sent down

Chief Wahoo has not been given his unconditional release. He has not been placed on waivers. He has not been traded to Atlanta for a caricature to be named later. He’s not benched. Dropped down in the lineup, maybe.

George F. Will | Do you know your baseball?

Pitcher Jim Bouton said: “Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?” To show how smart you are, identify: