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…

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.

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…

This has been an interesting year for teachers and students, and for the partners who work with them. Students have been unable to get outside for field trips. Marjie Lodwick, my co-worker at Leavenworth Fisheries Complex, exercises creativity and flexibility to find ways of bringing the out…

Last year, our Evergreen State had the worst air quality in the world as a result of wildfires. Before the next fire season starts, Woodland Park Zoo joins the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WD…

Wildfires can devastate a community and take your home, belongings and even your family. During the 2020 wildfire season in Washington state, between March and September, over 713,000 acres burned, 377 buildings were destroyed including 181 homes and one death occurred. The Washington State …

Today, cartoons have their own TV network, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in color, on a 55-inch screen where Yogi Bear looks as big as Godzilla.

Over the last 12 months COVID-19 has highlighted the health disparities that exist in our community. Those disparities were magnified by the pandemic, highlighting how often a significant portion of our community is not meaningfully considered when making decisions.

The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce (WVCC) is grateful to our community for acting swiftly, and effectively to combat the spread of COVID-19. The partnerships built between business, the non-profit sector, the medical community, and public health officials is key to our success, and to …

Never tell me advertising doesn’t work. Here I am, 50 years later, recalling 1960s and 1970s TV jingles. That’s true even though I grew up in a family that had TV only half the time, which may explain why I had 23 brothers and sisters.