Editorial cartoons

When I was a child, in the 1960s, our family had no television. I’d jump off the school bus and walk our half-mile driveway along Crooked Creek, dreaming of seeing an antennae sprouting from the ranch-house roof.

Recently, at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center, we booked a 33-year-old man into the facility who has acute systolic heart failure. He was admitted to the local hospital three times in the previous two months, leaving each time against medical advice. This man does not take his medic…

The New Year is a time many of us resolve to do something new or different. While COVID-19 is a nightmare we’ve lived with for two long years, it too has resolved to do something new in 2022. COVID-19 has mutated again, resulting in the Omicron variant. This variant is incredibly contagious,…

As you likely know, many areas in North Central Washington and our entire state have been experiencing affordable housing challenges. Having stable housing is so fundamental to success in other areas of life, including successful careers and family stability. Washington state has an increasi…

Looking back over a year's worth of work is a daunting challenge. With thousands of moments I've seen and been able to capture with this thing called photography, it makes me nervous to say, "these are my best." I know there are many more stories and people and interactions I've made that I …

Media coverage of the debate over “Build Back Better,” President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion social policy and climate plan currently stalled in Congress, has focused so much on legislative strategy and the political drama between Biden and Sen. Joe Manchin that the most crucial element — wha…

A time for healing | The PAC has earned our support | Social Security increase not really an increase | Thank you to the staff at Plaza Super Jet | Tax breaks are a ripoff

Cop26 fails | Electric heating costs are similar to methane heating | New homes like these are out of place in Leavenworth | U.S. lacks border policy | Be safe for the holidays: do something about impaired driving | NCW Young Voters: The future of our democracy is in good hands | Thank you for an unexpected gift

Following the 2012 state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision regarding education funding, the Legislature made big investments into K-12 education and also limited what school districts could seek in local property tax levies, although the property tax limits did not hold up for long. As the p…

Being 64 years old, with iron-poor everything, having worked for more than 40 years saving money and living frugally, I jumped at the chance to use an online calculator to see when I could comfortably retire.

“The Beatles: Get Back” documentary, which is my pick for best movie of the year, showcases an underappreciated aspect of Paul McCartney: He’s more than just an artistic genius — he’s one of the greatest managerial talents of the last century.

Bob Dole first emerged as a national figure in the early 1970s, defending President Richard Nixon’s Vietnam policies and excoriating such Democratic opponents as Sens. Edward Kennedy and George McGovern.

Mike Bonnicksen came to the photography department in February of 1984. Like former photographer Kelly Gillin and myself, he was hired with the recommendation of then darkroom technician John Barta to do his job on Saturdays. Mike’s talent for capturing a story-telling moment propelled him t…

It’s time for everyone to pay their fair share I’m writing in response to the guest editorial by April Clayton and Collin Hathaway published last month about the state’s new capital gains tax.

The University of Austin, a new academic institution created by a group of donors and intellectuals unhappy about the increasingly left-wing tilt of Anglophone academia, was unveiled last week. Many faculty at existing universities, including several who are not especially left-wing, were un…