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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...
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...

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