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March 19, 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

Musings -- On the editor's mind
The headline for this week’s column could be “Winter weather migrated through the Skagit last week.” Thankfully it has passed through, for this Monday’s temperatures were much milder than last week. And if the forecast holds, it might be 50 degrees when you are reading next week’s paper.
Friday, March 02, 2018

Open record laws require access for a reason
The state legislature has done a very bad thing. It is important that you pay attention and not yawn and turn away from this editorial.
Last Friday both houses passed SB6117 exempting themselves from open record mandates passed by voters – you. Local governments and state agencies must follow open record requirements, but in response to losing a court case, the legislature changed the rules for themselves, retroactive to statehood. The gall.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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