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Editorial Board | Methow Valley bill a good step

A bill introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell is an important step toward protecting and preserving 340,000 acres of national forest in the Methow Valley, one of the most beautiful recreational areas in the state.

Guest Opinion | The decision that Rufus made

As directors of several non-profits in our community, we felt compelled to respond to the essay by Rufus Woods in the May 19 edition of The Wenatchee World: We remain committed to building community, in which he states “Successful communities are built on shared values, collaboration, cooperation and working together for the greater good” and that his goal as publisher is “to see more stories about things that work in our community.”

Charles Krauthammer: The arrow of history

How do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of history? Or to put it another way, do you think history is cyclical or directional? Are we condemned to do the same damn thing over and over, generation after generation — or is there hope for some enduring progress in the world order?

Rufus Woods | Magic happens at WestSide High

Whenever I visit WestSide High School in Wenatchee, I come away infused with enthusiasm and awe for the extraordinary place of learning that has been created. It gives me a great sense of hope and confidence for the future as I meet students, alumni and interact with the staff.

Kathleen Parker: A trump too far?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren’t captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn’t believe in taking prisoners, either.

Phil Rasmussen | Our state is failing community and technical colleges

It’s no secret that the 34 community and technical colleges (CTC’s) in Washington, including our own Wenatchee Valley College, serve more than 386,000 students with education and training to either successfully transfer or to meet the skilled worker needs of employers in our region.

Cal FitzSimmons | Seeking out young talent

There have been teachers and even some of their students. There have been lawyers, engineers, medical professionals and small business owners. They've been almost evenly split between men and women.

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.