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March 23, 2018

When everyone wins
Why do smart and successful and experienced people set themselves up for heartache, strife and failure – and pain? A journalist in Akron, Ohio titled a book of essays about his people “The Hard Way On Purpose.” That’s the Akron of LeBron James and the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns, the rust bowl region where defeat gets snatched from victory year after year.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Musings -- on the editor's mind
We really spring ahead this week. Sandard time is way in the rearview mirror, daffodils have long been in bloom, it’s light earlier and the sun sets obviously later daily and there is warmth, glorious warmth.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Will we follow our children's lead?
And the children led. And our elders met them on Morris Street.
That’s not breaking news. It is yesterday’s news, news from Wednesday, March 14. If you have a middle schooler or teen in the La Conner schools, your child told you this news. For everyone else, who wasn’t on Morris Street Wednesday, you just read the lead of next week’s front-page story. Students with signs marched from the high school to Morris Street.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Musings -- on the editor's mind
International Women’s Day flashed by last week, on March 8, too fast for me to catch it in the March 7 issue. But, reflect on women I did, thinking how different life is today for young women in college than for my sister 45 years ago, in 1973. She majored in physics at the University of Pennsylvania, a very good school.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The moan from MoNA
Christopher Shainin chose a difficult and courageous act when he stepped down as executive director of the Museum of Northwest Art February 22. At least the last year of his tenure was conflictual: 15 board members have resigned since the start of 2017 and two senior staff, Development Director Liz Theaker and Northwest Legacies Project Curator Kathleen Moles resigned.
MoNA is in a mess.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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