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January 22, 2018

Donald Moore tribute
A love affair has ended with the passing of Donald Moore. He leaves behind his beloved Jane in Sandy, UT.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Citizen critiques protesters
I was present at the capitol on Monday [Jan 8] and saw the tee-pees, the individuals dressed in orca suits, as well as the aging hippies singing 60’s protest songs. 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

RE: MoNA Resignations
As one of the six trustees who recently resigned from the MoNA board, I would appreciate the opportunity to set the record straight in reference to your article in the Janaury 3rd edition.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Klein explains MoNA resignation
Since my resignation is noted in the Jan 3 article about MoNA, I feel that I must respond. I will primarily address my situation. But, I know that my feelings are shared. We have been residents of La Conner for 11 years. My wife and I have both volunteered at MoNA since we moved here. I have hosted the docents as well as many other volunteer and charitable groups at my studio. I have contributed financially and with my work to MoNA since we moved to La Conner. We care deeply for this community and MoNA,
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MoNA story inaccurate
The January 3rd issue of the LaConner Weekly News featured an article about the Museum of Northwest Art. I am one of the trustees mentioned in the article who resigned.
The reasons given in the article for my resignation were inaccurate.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MoNA article not full story
An article about the Museum of Northwest Art in the January 3, 2018 edition of the La Conner Weekly News led with details about recent staff and board resignations. The tone of the article implied that the trustee resignations were due to issues surrounding an upcoming capital campaign. I am one of the trustees who resigned and I take strong exception to those assumptions. It is simply not true that that is why we left the Board.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tribal self-sufficiency
In 1988, after considerable lobbying effort by Indian tribes, the gaming industry and easy-money interests, Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).
According to Wikipedia, the purpose of IGRA “is to provide a statutory basis for the operation of gaming by tribes to promote tribal economic development, self-sufficiency and strong tribal governments”.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind
Krista Sunday asks for a little love for Morris Street and offers a litany of benign neglect. Sounds like Morris Street could use a lot of love. Love starts with listening, with attention to the other. 
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

A citizen's letter to Fire District 13 commissioners: Proposed new Fire Station East of Swinomish Channel
Strategic decisions regarding fire safety and placement of firefighting facilities in Skagit Valley are important decisions that have long term budget and service capacity implications.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Morris Street deserves a little love
What is good for Morris Street is good for Main Street, because we are the first impression of the town as visitors and guests arrive. Additionally, it is easier to maintain a positive impression than to overcome a negative one. I think it is time that Morris Street got the attention it so badly needs.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

La Conner environment
Mr. Phillips,
After reading the La Conner Weekly of November 29, 2017, I find it very compelling to respond.
What makes you think that the citizens of La Conner are not content with the present environment?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

RE: Swinomish supports schools
Good to know. It was outlined last week by Superintendent of La Conner schools. The Swinomish contribute significantly.
However, there is a caveat.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

County lobbyist questioned
Did you know our county has been contracting with a resource-extraction lobbyist in Washington, D.C. for years, to the tune of $137,000 so far? Robert K. Weidner works for oil, gas and timber industries and for counties attracted to his message – look him up on the web. 
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fire District 13 budget expenditures
I appreciated your article on Fire District 13’s 2018 budget. However, I was left wondering what happened to the rest of the article.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Song's origin
I greatly enjoy Mel Damski’s columns, but I think he misstepped by criticizing the World War II song “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition,” describing it as a case of “killing in the name of God.”
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Dear Editor,
The La Conner Regional Library gets by with a little help from our Friends ... actually, we get by with a lot of help from our Friends! The Friends of the La Conner Library group has given well over a million dollars over the 20 plus years they have been around. They provide money to fund children’s programming, provide new furniture, contribute funding for new and emerging technology, and help support staff training. In addition, the Friends have rallied countless times to advocate for our library needs. Most recently they have been operating the Library Thrift Store with the Kiwanis helping to raise money for a new library building.
October 15-21, 2017 is the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, and it’s the perfect opportunity for the staff and trustees of the La Conner Regional Library to give our Friends a big shout out for all they do to make a difference for us every single day.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Anonymous kindness
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Levy Appreciation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Firefighter appreciation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Reservation land
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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