Thursday, April 18, 2024
Opinion

What else is in your medicine

When Donna was first diagnosed with blood clots in her lungs 20 years ago, she took a common blood thinner for over 10 years with no problems. Then her doctor told her that she could stop taking it, …

Q: I always get a sheet of printed information with every new prescription and refill. I usually throw them away without reading them because the print is too small. Why do I get these? The Food …

The Pool Swap Whistle

Leavenworth is buzzing after the July 25 council session where over 100 citizens attended in person and via zoom. I had not planned to swap the series of columns we’ve started on affordable …

Letter to the Editor,

    In last week’s Echo, the community groups who came together to host the Candidate Forum received harsh criticism from Celeste Peterson in her editorial letter, …

Q: What’s the difference between enriched and fortified foods, and how did they get that way? Starting in the 1920s, the federal government addressed several diseases caused by nutritional …

The Surprise Whistle

At the Mayoral Forum on July 10, one hundred twenty sweltering citizens seemed startled at times as the drama unfolded over an hour and a half of back and forth between the moderator and candidates. …

The Two Point Whistle

Summertime, when all we want to do is play. It’s hard to keep up with meetings, regulations and issues. So instead of diving deeply today, The Whistle team offers updates on two ongoing …

The Glowing Whistle

All that glows is not gold. On the morning of June 9, property owner Jordan McDevitt sat in council chambers, poised to take the final step with the City of Leavenworth to green light the initial …

The Running Whistle

Leavenworth has new candidates on the track toward public office and come November residents will get to vote in the general election about the future of our town. Even before that, the mayoral race …

The Recap Whistle

The Whistle threw a party (of sorts) and you came! Thank you to the approximately 80 people who took time from their full lives to gather at the Firehall on May 8 where we listened and learned from …

The Heads-Up Whistle

Spring brings change and the chance to assess winter’s impacts around town. It was a rough winter that flattened shrubs and even structures. We won’t soon forget the layers of snow and …

What would you do to save a life?

What would you do to save a life? Would you dash into a burning house? Dive into deep water? Take down a mass shooter? Many of you would go to extraordinary extremes - even at great personal …

The Pothole Whistle

I’ve been a Leavenworth resident for over three decades and I enjoy the simple benefits of small town living where, day or night, I can step out the front door for a refreshing stroll. One …

The Time Out Whistle

In February I took an extra week off before coming back to present the Whistle you’re reading today. I was far away for an annual visit to a best friend and a chance to get warm and gain …

The Elephant Whistle

The weight of representing our community can be challenging for the City Council. When it comes to our residential zones, streets, alleys, structures and services, motions passed have been at odds …

The “Water Park” Whistle

The river flowed around the bend below Wenatchee River Institute last Wednesday night, January 11, the roar of rapids muting our icy footsteps as we approached The Barn. Jammed with locals, elected …

A NEW WHISTLE

Welcome to a New Year, a time for dreaming and fresh beginnings. In that spirit, The Whistle has several announcements and changes that should prove refreshing in the months ahead. …

The Well Seasoned Whistle

Seasons greetings! In our time presenting The Whistle to the Upper Valley, we admit we’ve served up some spicy observations. It hasn’t always been easy to take our elected …

The Action Whistle

The last Whistle blew long and strong for a more comprehensive, altruistic, and diverse membership on the Leavenworth Planning Commission. This week, the Whistle is blowing to petition the Planning …

The PC Whistle

The Planning Commission (PC) is a crucial group in any town. PCs deal with codes around land use and legislative policy, as well as comprehensive and long range planning. It’s a complex and …

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