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Rufus Woods

Department: Editorial

Position: Publisher and Chairman

Responsibilities: Photographer, Reporter

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Phone: 509-665-1162 (work)

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  1. Art on the Avenues continues to make important contributions in our valley. The sculptures that the group brings to the community and the wonderful Beauty of Bronze program for kids have made this a more interesting and art-enriched place to live.
  2. One of the most important civic endeavors in Leavenworth’s history was taken this week when Upper Valley MEND held the ceremonial groundbreaking for its $16 million Meadowlark affordable housing endeavor.
  3. At noon Tuesday, I have the privilege of talking to the Wenatchee Downtown Kiwanis Club, an organization that quietly makes a huge impact on the quality of life in the valley.
  4. The recent deaths of civilians under questionable circumstances at the hands of law enforcement officers in Pasco, Baltimore, Ferguson, North Charleston and elsewhere underscores the racial and economic tensions that exist in this country.
  5. If you are weary of simplistic answers to society's complex challenges and yearn to expose yourself to thought-provoking discourse that challenges conventional wisdom, I highly recommend listening to the On Being podcasts of Krista Tippett.