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The barbarity of a nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest from the babies they kill.

Stan Quast | Is Wenatchee the new Washtucna?

Is this Entiat, July 2015? Is it a compelling lede in the World’s outstanding coverage of the garbage trains recently proposed by Waste Management Corporation, threatening to despoil the city of Entiat and degrade the entire Wenatchee area with imported garbage? Not yet, though it could be.

Editorial Board | Crescent Bar deal ends long ordeal

An agreement last week between the Grant County PUD and Crescent Bar leaseholders ends a costly, contentious saga that began in 2011 and had the potential to drag on for many more years.

Coverage of fires an evolving process

There were many dire warnings of devastating wildfires this year, and those warnings began long before the region’s first hints of smoke.
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Using Trump to better understand immigration

Recently, far too much attention has been paid to Donald Trump’s pronouncements on immigration and immigrants. Neither his vile words, nor his ignorant, self-serving perspectives on the issue deserve repeating here.

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.

Charles Krauthammer | The price of fetal parts

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After protesting that it did nothing illegal, it apologized for the “tone” of one of its senior directors.

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.

Kathleen Parker | Before we lose our minds

WASHINGTON — Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it’s time to phase out and replace Medicare — as opposed to “attacking the seniors,” as one woman at a recent event bellowed out — will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.