In Girdwood, Alaska, we’ll long remember the snowstorm of Dec. 6, just three months ago. But it won’t be for the school cancellations. We’ll remember it as the night dozens of residents traveled a snow-packed highway to testify at a public meeting — about housing.

Four years ago, we brought the community a new version of the Wenatchee World’s Progress Edition. It focused on telling the stories of the people who helped make the Wenatchee Valley a great place. A lot of stories and photos in that edition came out of Wenatchee’s Make a Difference Day. It …

As an experienced real estate expert, it's clear to me that interest rate changes can have a significant impact on the housing market. Recently, interest rates increased by 3%+ topping 6%, and it's important for buyers and sellers to understand the potential effects on the market.

The New York Times published a lovely series called the Seven Day Happiness Challenge earlier this month. At a time when many of us were making resolutions for the new year, the series invited readers to assess the quality of their relationships and offered practical suggestions to strengthen them.

This last Monday the 16th, I listened once again to Martin Luther King Jr’s speeches given April 4, 1967, and April 3, 1968. Many of his words still apply to our society today.

In the waning hours of the 117th Congress on December 23, 2022, the Omnibus Spending Bill was passed. Buried deep within that bill was legislation known as The Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act (H.R. 4164/S. 2256). Not something that grabbed the headlines at year’s end.

One of the hidden strengths of the Wenatchee Valley is that we have a diverse and talented group of visual artists who are using their creativity to enhance our appreciation of this region. They contribute to our economy and also help us see through different eyes the beauty that is all around us.

I am writing this letter in regard to Waste Management services. It has been 5 weeks since we received garbage services. We tried calling several times with no answer. I did finally get a hold of them (through Chat), and they said that pickup has not been done due to weather. It's funny how …

Clean Vehicles Program is legislation without representation; Pledging allegiance ... or not; Charging for services without doing the work

I heard it again the other day, an apparent mantra of right-wing blogs and talk radio. That schools no longer “do the flag salute.” Certainly, it is not a statement a current parent would make aware that the time-honored pledge clearly remains.

I sent the following email to Sen. Brad Hawkins this morning.

“Still decades and hundreds of billions of dollars away”: that was the sobering refrain from the recent nuclear fusion announcement that has already taken decades and cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars to get to this point of … wait for it … still being decades and hundreds of bi…

Highways Improve the Economy. Highway 28 from Wenatchee to Quincy is no longer acceptable. Surely, there can be no more beneficial government expenditure than to make it four lanes all the way. Only, instead of trying to squeeze all four lanes through that narrow spot at Rock Island Dam, it …

Political prognosticators are facing a mountain of unknowns for the coming year, starting with whether President Joe Biden will seek a second term. There are other cliffhangers, including whether former President Donald Trump will be indicted and whether Rep. Kevin McCarthy will succeed in g…

The article in the Dec. 24th edition about the record low temperature for December 21 of -6 at Wenatchee needs some clarification. This was recorded at Pangborn Field and the temperature record at Pangborn Field goes back to 1959. The record low temperature at the Tree Fruit Research Center …

From the beginning... being checked into the Emergency Room at the Mares Building, diagnosed after a CAT Scan with a perforated appendix, Ballard Ambulance ride to confluence Health Hospital and subsequent surgery in the wee hours of Sunday morning for said appendix removal... absolutely won…

As I recently biked the Loop, I noticed again how we continue the sprawl up our pristine sage hills with new roads being cut accommodating even higher mini-mansions. I applaud and support the efforts to purchase and save our precious valley features. However, these efforts can only do so muc…

The World's lead story (Thursday, 15 December) about the warehouse fire left out an important fact, reported by NCW Life: the building was being used as a marijuana grow facility. Might that not be somewhat pertinent to the story? The dangerous smoke the community was subjected to from the f…

I don't know if other mid-Columbia PUD's have apprentice programs like our Chelan County PUD, but Nevonne McDaniel's Dec. 3., Wenatchee World article about that program was excellent.

Top notch medical care; Hillside development: Our future beauty is slipping away; Chelan County PUD apprenticeship is a premiere program; The World’s A-1 fire story missing important details;