Editorial cartoons

I got my second COVID-19 shot two Fridays ago at the Columbia Valley Community Health office on North Wenatchee Avenue. It’s over by Ballard Ambulance and Godfather’s Pizza, so as I pulled into the parking lot I figured I’d be covered if I became suddenly ill, or seriously hungry.

Vaccine hesitancy is baffling | Newhouse has integrity and conviction | Bicyclists: follow the rules and be safe | Are microfibers a future health risk?

Kids are safer in school. A year into the pandemic, we have solid evidence that essentially all COVID-19 transmission in Chelan and Douglas counties has happened outside of school.

Let me begin this by stating the areas where I am in agreement with the Douglas County PUD. I appreciate the PUD’s conservative approach to fiscal matters, especially when considering debt. I am a big supporter of the new hydrogen production facility the PUD is building. In fact, I testified…

Support carbon fee legislation | State Supreme Court is writing law | Twitter: Diluted, pathetic and pointless | Cancel your NRA membership | Election security does not equal voter suppression

As your state senator, I am not opposed to taxes outright, but I do care greatly about the tax burden placed upon you. Taxes are applied to us at all levels of government (local, state, and federal), and government should always demonstrate a prudent use of tax dollars. As a state legislator…

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has been reviewing, discussing, and attending meetings regarding the Douglas PUD’s proposed Power Rate Delivery Fee Assessment, which will not only impact proposed new developments like Microsoft, but well-established large power users already doing …

I am happy to report that there is reason for optimism. I am an infectious diseases doctor that has been treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the North Central Washington for the last year. This pandemic has taken a toll on all of us personally and professionally. However, there are no…

The teacher of the class was a desperately old guy with more wrinkles than a Shar-Pei dog. He was carving and eating an apple off the blade of a pocket knife, and the class members, all young adults, watched fixated, waiting for a gruesome accident.

In a now common, spring-time sight, bands of white, ghost trees form layers up the Wenatchee Valley hillsides. White paint shoots out of sprayers being pulled by tractors, coating everything including the orchardists’ clothing.

So, “The Green New Deal” may include socializing and or cost-sharing to build new public transmission lines. Why? Because wind and solar have already exploited the easy access to transmission lines in and around Washington State and the nation. New locations are needed. So therefore, our loc…