Editorial cartoons

Amid the United States’ roller coaster of a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, it remains essential to prepare for the next pandemic. COVID-19 has demonstrated America’s lack of preparedness — both financially and psychologically — for a widespread breakout of disease.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects immigrants who arrived in the United States as children but without legal authority to live here, has been a life changer for more than 600,000 people. It has allowed them to come out of the shadows and contribute fully to society.

Just two months after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was generally safe for those vaccinated against COVID-19 to drop their masks, the agency switched course and now recommends that even the inoculated wear face coverings indoors in areas where the highly transmi…

Zero waste grocery shopping is hard to achieve, and can feel impossible when almost every food product in stores comes in packaging containing plastic. The good news is that there are many easy ways we can contribute to reducing plastic at almost no cost to us. One of the ways we can do this…

The out-of-the-ordinary heat wave we had last week came with great photographic opportunities showing how people were coping.

Many of us have been staring at darkened rooms around 3 a.m. recently, when we would rather be asleep. Many of us are irritable and worried and live with a sense of impending doom we don’t understand. Many of us wonder where the joy has gone. Many of us feel distressed, can’t tell where it i…

During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm in 1974, Jacobson watched three acres of its riverfront float away. More recently, it’s been drought, and then worse drought.

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So, here we are: Graduation 2021. We wanted to know: What’s on the minds of Wenatchee Valley seniors as they graduate from high school? We asked Wenatchee and Eastmont district officials for student speeches to be given at graduation. (Eastmont High School had many student speakers, WestSide…