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Last Friday the children of the “World” went out on strike against government inaction to address climate change. I’m excited to see young people who are motivated to call attention to something other than the latest rock star. The problem is there is not a consensus by real scientists that carbon...
The hottest topic in town this last month has been about traffic. It prompted the largest turnout to a city council meeting that I have witnessed in my nearly 20 years of living here. The controversy is lead by a group that calls itself "Friends of Leavenworth." While I have a number of local...
If you are going to challenge the political system be sure you have a lot of money and the help of a major law firm. Otherwise, you are in for a fight you cannot win. It appears Attorney General Bob Ferguson continues his legal persecution of political activist Tim Eyman. Last week he requested the...
A couple of unsolicited emails came across my desk this week that reinforced my column from last week. One was new. One was old. In fact the old one was so old I had forgotten about it and had to do some research to verify its authenticity. The new one was an oped from my friend Roger Harnack which...
I received an email from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office today claiming I had made an inaccurate statement in my column. Here is the substance of the email: The writer incorrectly states that our office is asking the court to prohibit Mr. Eyman from all political activity. In fact, we ask...
One of the most sacred principles of the American justice system is that an individual is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The concept is embedded in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights – the first ten Amendments to the Constitution that protect our individual freedoms from abuse by...
As families gather for the Thanksgiving Holiday they often take time to count their blessings. It is a wonderful tradition that we all take too little time to truly consider. This year I find it is a tradition that deserves our special attention as we consider the passionate arguments that have...
  Hoping to ride a “blue wave” back into D.C., Democrats have pulled out all of the stops to regain their power at the Federal level. But what exactly are they promising to do with that power? Have you heard any positive promises that will improve life for “we the people?” Kim Schrier promises to...
With all of the ways to get information today it would seem that we should all be better informed about the issues. The problem is that there is too much news and that news is too often incomplete. I have spent the better part of my professional career in this business and I have to say while most...
  Free trade promised that we could buy goods for less. Programs like Nafta promised to bring us cheaper products from our neigbors while opening the world to quality goods from America. It was the classic win-win. The problem is it doesn’t work. Sure we we’ve been able to buy cheaper cars, cell...

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