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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
COMING TO A FULL STOP, AND THEN SOME – Construction is in full swing on McLean Road. The PUD water main replacement project will stretch from Beaver Marsh Road to Best Road and is scheduled for an end of September completion.    – Photo by Ken Stern


Homelessness: Intractable
SPEAKING FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF THEIR STUDENTS –  Sharing a panel with other area educators, La Conner Schools Superintendent, left, discusses how staff support homeless students in her school district. Mount Vernon Superintendent Carl Bruner, Kim Welling, Burlington-Edison schools and Fran McCarthy, Anacortes schools, are from left.  –  Photo by Ken Stern
SPEAKING FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF THEIR STUDENTS –  Sharing a panel with other area educators, La Conner Schools Superintendent, left, discusses how staff support homeless students in her school district. Mount Vernon Superintendent Carl Bruner, Kim Welling, Burlington-Edison schools and Fran McCarthy, Anacortes schools, are from left.  –  Photo by Ken Stern
Painful stories of trauma are at the heart of the homeless crisis found in most every community in our country. Job loss, health emergencies, domestic violence, substance abuse or physical, emotional or mental health problems put neighbors, family members or friends out of their homes and on the street, said Jennifer Johnson, Skagit County Department of Public Health director, in introductory remarks Monday at a forum on homelessness organized by the League of women Voters of Skagit County and the chapter of School Retirees of Skagit-San Juan-Island Counties. Johnson called many of the causes tragic. Family collapse was a result of structural failures in their households, she said.

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Trumpeters swans in western Skagit Valley
Trumpeters swans in western Skagit Valley
Gaining altitude as seen from Dodge Valley Road last week. -- Photo by Don Coyote

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