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Bill Cowles “How to conquer a people” letter (Sept. 2) had a particular poignant paragraph, “The liberals can vote us into socialism, but us patriots will have to shoot our way out of it.” It made me think of the last days of Germany’s 3rd Reich’s National Socialism. The old WWII newsreels showed...
Bill Cowles “How to conquer a people” letter (Sept. 2) had a particular poignant paragraph, “The liberals can vote us into socialism, but us patriots will have to shoot our way out of it.” It made me think of the last days of Germany’s 3rd Reich’s National Socialism. The old WWII newsreels showed...
I appreciate you article "Taking a critical look at Covid statistics".  I agree that often the arithmetic stated by the media regarding the virus isn't complete.  Often the numbers are generalized instead of comparing "apples to apples".  Therefore the news seems more frightening than true...
You have no right…….or do you even care about peoples rights? You express your opinions so boldly on social media, at protests, with friends and acquaintances. But those rights must only for you, not for me. I treat your opinion with a certain level of respect. I would never flip off a bunch of...

Peter Rutherford, MD
In your article published in the 9/2/2020 edition of the Cashmere Valley record, you make some good points in that case numbers can be misleading, particularly when comparing results from the United State with other countries.  I would like to expand on this, and to add some perspective from our...
 Publisher's Note: Since publishing this letter in the print edition I have had one person call to cancel their subscription saying "you shouldn't be publishing content like this." Clearly, that person does not understand the concept of freedom of speech guaranteed by our US Constitution. I print...
A number of recent letters and discussions have focused on racism. This subject and its effects must continue to be explored and acted upon. Key to this discussion is the very meaning of the word racism. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant...
Being together to support one another in our diverse spiritual journeys is critical. It is foundational to all World Faith traditions. And there is good reason for this. In such gatherings, encouragement, affirmation, emotional connection and spiritual touch are given and received. Allowing the...
In the June 3rd edition of the Echo, Mayor Carl Florea devotes       his community letter to the subject of racism. This was       apparently spurred on by the tragic death of George Floyd in       Minneapolis. Mayor Florea posits the notion that we here in       Leavenworth are responsible for...
I have been a citizen and business owner in Leavenworth for 11 years now, and came here every summer as a child growing up, with my family owning property near the Ponderosa. In this time I have never seen, heard, or witnessed any form of racism from the Leavenworth community. Nor have I ever heard...

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