Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ban on Shooting Guns Expanded Along Popular Loop Trail

Douglas County Commissioners restricted firearm discharges from the middle of the Columbia River to a line 50 feet east of the Loop Trail in an area between the City of East Wenatchee and the Odabashian Bridge. Hunters could shoot from … Continue reading

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Regulate the Dangerous Energy Trading of Koch Industries

Charles Koch, CEO of the private firm Koch Industries and his twin brother David are known for donating millions of dollars to political organizations that support Republican and Tea Party politicians and dispute man-made causes of climate change. Rolling Stone … Continue reading

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To My Surprise I Enjoyed a Round of Golf

To My Surprise I Enjoyed a Round of Golf Jim Russell My golf game has improved dramatically due to serendipity and practice. As reported in the July 31 2014 Empire Press I would accept invitations to play with foursomes if … Continue reading

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Borrowers of Subprime Loans and Predatory Lending Are Not the Guilty Parties

Borrowers of subprime mortgages who followed instructions from lenders in their applications were indicted for criminal behavior by the U.S. District Attorney of Sacramento in 2012. They were charged with filling out form fraudulently, reselling houses at inflated prices and … Continue reading

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591 Destroys Washington’s Gun Safety Laws and 594 Improves Them

Washington’s fall ballot contains two measures on gun safety, 591 and 594.    Photo posted on iconosquare.com by ikmvers556   This is how they’ll appear on the 2014 Washington ballot this fall.   “Initiative Measure 591 concerns firearms. This measure would … Continue reading

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A Genuine Voice for Communities Helping People in Poverty Move Forward

In Donna Beegle’s neighborhoods garbage service was an absolute luxury. After getting fined for taking garbage to an apartment complex, her family would keep it. And have rats. “I had rats crawl across me in bed to go down the … Continue reading

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