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November 18, 2019

Voters: please point out the route to the future

OK. The voters have spoken. By a comfortable margin citizens supported I-976, reducing car tab fees to $30 and not allowing local jurisdictions to tax themselves for transit this way.

The majority of people in the state are saying no to taxes and no to heavy handed Olympia legislators. Yes, the formulas and pots of money that must be created for generating funds for preparing Washington’s ever increasing and complicated transportation infrastructure through the 21t century is as convoluted as Seattle’s roadways at rush hour.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Billiken Club of La Conner is 110 years old

The Billiken Club of La Conner was established in November 1909 by the women of La Conner. They adopted as their mascot the Billiken good luck charm which was used extensively in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle in the same year.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Voters: please point out the route to the future
OK. The voters have spoken. By a comfortable margin citizens supported I-976, reducing car tab fees to $30 and not allowing local jurisdictions to tax themselves for transit this way.
The majority of people in the state are saying no to taxes and no to heavy handed Olympia legislators.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The History of the Flaw - Part I
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Supporting military veterans
In my work at both the State Legislature and at Skagit Valley College, I’ve learned that veterans face significant challenges during and after the transition to civilian life. Many face significant mental health and medical hurdles, as well as an increased risk of experiencing homelessness. Here are some quick facts about the difficulties many veterans face.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Festivals young and old and local
The Seventh Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival just finished. It gets better as it grows, and it was pretty good last year. 
That was last week. Next week the 35th annual Art’s Alive opens with a reception Friday at Maple Hall. You are invited.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


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