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This year’s race for governor of the state of Washington is historic. There are 36 candidates who have filed. That is a record number of candidates vying for the top executive position in our state.  In a couple of weeks voters will reduce the number of candidates to two. Many of those who have...
In a rare unanimous Supreme Court decision the justices ruled presidential electors can be required to cast ballots for the candidate who wins their state’s popular vote. The decision eliminates any Electoral College uncertainty as the U.S. heads toward a contentious election in November. The...
Ads are running all over the major media calling for us to have a conversation about race.  Here is the problem. White people are not allowed to discuss the problems black people create by their own bad behavior. Try it and you will be declared a racist and a bigot. That is not just my...
This year’s race for governor of the state of Washington is historic. There are 36 candidates who have filed. That is a record number of candidates vying for the top executive position in our state. In a couple of weeks voters will reduce the number of candidates to two. Many of those who have...
I was moved by a ruling from a judge in Illinois this last week. It raises serious questions about who we should trust regarding the dangers we face from this disease. Here is what Judge Michael McHaney of Clay County Illinois had to say in a ruling about a Corona virus case before him. “Since the...
A few weeks back I wrote an article asking if Leavenworth had lost its mojo. Clearly, I was at least a little premature. On March 20, Leavenworth Rotary issued a challenge by offering to match the first $15,000 in contributions in support of Upper Valley MEND (Meeting Every Need with Dignity). The...

ALFA Float and Ambassadors in Penticton, BC one of 9 major festivals where Leavenworth is represented every year
In the interest of full disclosure I am a Past President of Autumn Leaf and the current Treasurer. At the March 10 City Council session, Council voted to fund the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival at $30,300 for 2020. Autumn Leaf had requested the funding be increased to $40,000. The city has...
I know a lot of people are going to call me insensitive for this column, but the irrational over-zealous coverage of the Coronavirus by the media is causing otherwise rational Americans to take ineffective measures to avoid the disease. Worse it is creating an unjustified paranoia about everyday...
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...

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