Monthly Archives: October 2012

Electoral College Predictions by Nate Silver

Nate Silver’s estimate of the likelihood of the presidential outcome as of Sunday night, 10/18/12 at 11:00 pm. He’s a NYT blogger and statistician who is highly respected, if not the most respected statistical analyst. http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/oct-28-in-swing-states-a-predictable-election/#more-36832 Probabiblity that each candidate … Continue reading

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Stanton versus Kavanaugh – Choose Stanton

Douglas County Commissioner Ken Stanton and challenger Carol Kavanaugh offer irreconcilable differences. Stanton, commissioner since 2000, insists his record demonstrates integrity and experience in improving County transparency and fiscal responsibility across all county services. Kavanaugh, a realtor/broker, served on the … Continue reading

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Why Would We Need Charter Schools in Washington?

Why vote for Measure 1240 to create charter schools? Charter improvements in student performance are modest. Alternatives exist. The measure is a gamble. Washington is one of the most progressive states offering options to public education according to Emile Fogle, … Continue reading

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The Wealth Shift in America Runs Counter to our Constitution’s Purpose

  We the people of the United States created our Constitution and empowered Congress “to form a more perfect union, establish justice, … promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” A book … Continue reading

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What Do I Need to Understand About Real Healthcare Reform?

What is really needed in healthcare reform? Revised federal payment systems, said insurance executives who recently testified before the Senate Finance Committee. Fortunately for us under these clear skies, Peter Rutherford, MD and CEO of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, said … Continue reading

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WVMC CEO Says Changes Coming in NCW Health Care

A profoundly beneficial and economical approach to healthcare is being built in the Valley and every one of us has a role to play. That’s my take-away from the presentation at the Wenatchee Rotary Club by Peter Rutherford, MD and … Continue reading

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