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World Editorial Board | Foundation helps keep our nonprofits strong

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is hosting its annual Nonprofit Practices Institute on Monday, a program that helps nonprofit leaders share best practices and improve their effectiveness. The conference is a significant way for the foundation to contribute to the long-term well being of our region.

Eugene Robinson | Sanders is playing with fire

Bernie Sanders is playing a dangerous game. If he and his campaign continue their scorched-earth attacks against the Democratic Party, they will succeed only in one thing: electing Donald Trump as president.

Rufus Woods | How we can end homelessness in our community

Homelessness has been virtually eradicated in Utah and the man responsible for guiding that effort, Lloyd Pendleton, will be in Wenatchee this coming week to help us figure out how to follow suit in Chelan and Douglas counties. 

Charles Krauthammer: Bernie, Hillary and the Donald factor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson’s. The primary elections reveal a national mood of anxiety, apprehension and anger, in turn reflecting stagnation at home and failure abroad. Two-thirds of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Yet after nearly two terms of Barack Obama’s corrosively unsuccessful liberalism — both parties have decisively moved left.

George Will: A cold can of ‘America’

Because advertising is a barometer that often accurately measures America’s psychological atmosphere, attention must be paid to this: From May 23 through the presidential election, Budweiser beer will bear a different name. Eager to do its bit to make America great again, the brewer will replace the name “Budweiser” with “America” on its 12-ounce bottles and cans.

Esther Cepeda: A Bill of Rights for domestic workers

CHICAGO — Workers’ rights are on a bit of a roll these days. Not only are $15 minimum-wage increases starting to take hold in top cities across the country, but bills mandating paid sick time are making their way through state legislatures. And top brands like Starbucks and J. Crew are eliminating erratic “on-call” work schedules for their employees.

Wilf Woods | The story of radio’s early days

The battle for the airwaves is a new study by Scott Woolley of the drama of the birth of radio communication and how it became a monopoly. He describes the battle between Edwin Armstrong and the man who won that battle: David Sarnoff.

George Will | Due process kicked off campus

Academia’s descent into perpetual hysteria and incipient tyranny is partly fueled by the fiction that one in five college students is sexually assaulted and that campuses require minute federal supervision to cure this. Encouraged by the government’s misuse of discredited social science (one survey supposedly proving this one-in-five fiction), colleges and universities are implementing unconstitutional procedures mandated by the government.

World Editorial Board | Fireworks, no

The Wenatchee City Council Thursday wisely voted to ban the sale, possession and use of fireworks within the city. Oddly, by necessity of state law the ban will take effect a year from now.

Vladimir Steblina | Who owns you?

In both religious and non-religious circles there is a lot of discussion about the existence of the soul, and what happens to it when we die. For the religious folks, they are convinced that God owns your soul. I guess the physical body still belongs to you.