I received word from Wenatchee Valley College that the major demolition of Wells Hall on campus was starting last Tuesday. I had some time later that morning and headed over, looking for something different from the photo I captured on Dec. 16. On that day, workers had shown up to begin taki…

“The law of unintended consequences is the only real law of history.” So says my good friend, the distinguished historian Niall Ferguson. We are seeing the wisdom of that line playing out in the days since a U.S. drone strike killed Iran’s most important military commander, Qassem Soleimani.

A week ago I ended up shooting a lot of what we call Stand Alone Photos or Caption Line Only Photos (CLOs). Basically, they are photographs that can run on their own without a long story but with caption information instead. They tell a story or present a slice of life of our community on th…

Two reports in the Weekend World addressed the rental market in the Wenatchee Valley. One was a collection of renters, in their own words, describing their situations. Another looked at the rental market through stats collected by housing experts at Eastern Washington University and the Univ…

A few weeks ago I wrote a column in which I called out the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) for failing to address the competitive imbalance in 1A girls soccer — where private schools have completely dominated over the past two decades, winning 17 of the last 19 state…

Before Wenatchee World Librarian Linda Barta retired, she took Managing Editor Russ Hemphill and myself on a tour of the company's archives including our bound volumes that contain every newspaper we have published in print since the early 1900s, our collection of staff negatives and DVDs fr…

Slowly, methodically, Washington is clearing a backlog of untested rape evidence kits. But still there is much to do to ensure justice for victims of sexual assault and punish offenders for their crimes.

I went to a Christmas ornament making class at the Wenatchee museum Wednesday night looking for a photograph, not sure what to expect. I thought I might end up with a pretty typical photo of a person concentrating, colorful pieces of glass in their hands. I try to be open to whatever happens…

The federal government's payments to farmers, designed to offset the impact of President Donald Trump's trade war, warrant scrutiny from the public and from Congress. The need for such payments reflects one policy failure; the process for calculating the handouts reflects another.

The Washington State Legislature convenes every January at our state Capitol, but the duration of the legislative session alternates between a “long” and “short” session based on the state’s two-year budget cycle. Our state constitution specifies that legislative sessions are 105 consecutive…

The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay could not be clearer: The U.S. government agreed the Makah Tribe, natives of the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula, had “the right of taking fish and of whaling.”

Transitions of seasons and changes in weather bring an opportunity to photograph what photojournalists call “weather features.” Finding weather features can be one of the most frustrating parts of our job, but I enjoy the challenge of it and the joy of finding a unique image.

Impeachment testimony before the House Intelligence Committee last week saw both parties run into unmovable truths: For Republicans, it’s become clear that something happened here that falls short of “perfect,” the word President Trump has used to describe his phone call with Ukraine’s presi…

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends of all generations gather. I look forward to this event; it is a time of joy and gratitude. But I’m also a little apprehensive. I remember past Thanksgivings when I was young. After the meal, discussions of serious issues sometimes turned into h…

When election time arrives I'm pessimistic about getting an interesting photograph of the process. There aren't too many unique opportunities and candidates usually aren't very animated. This year was better than most.

For patients who have recently received medical care — especially those who have faced emergencies — there are few things that distract from healing as much as getting hit with unexpected healthcare costs. These “surprise medical bills” are due to receiving care not covered by insurance and …