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July 23, 2019

Protecting Puget Sound
The Navy is again moving full steam ahead to expand operations in Puget Sound, and indeed, along the Pacific coast from Alaska to California. Its Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement shows a disregard for the Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whale populations, other marine wildlife and humans committed to the health of these animal populations. 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019


From the editor - Grounding the Growlers
Who are the patriots and the heroes: the guys with guns and blue uniforms, more so in Washington, D.C. than Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, or Washington state’s skinny attorney general and the Citizens of Ebey Reserve who got Bob Ferguson’s attention and gained him as their ally?
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Musings - on the editor's mind

If you were alive then, reflect back on July 20, 1969. Were you watching NASA’s, and our, moon landing?


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Schools need strong captain
I am concerned. To use the metaphor of a F/V (fishing vessel), our La Conner School District is currently running like a boat whose crew and Captain are misaligned, this of course quite dangerous on many levels.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Goal reached: New La Conner library funded
Wow, it is done: The $3.74 million dollars to build a new library in La Conner has been raised. By the end of 2021 a new library will gleam from 520 Morris Street, anchoring the east end of town for decades to come. This is a very good thing. It is also a momentous accomplishment for a library district with a population of some 4,800 people. We are the little community that could, and we did.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Kirsch property: Blessing or curse?
The Kirsch property has come back on the agenda for the Mayor and Council. This property has been on and off the agenda for several years now. There are several issues that surround this property that lead to significant misunderstandings.
Its role in public access has changed over the years. It is important for everyone (who cares about it) to be honest about the importance of that property in context to its ownership.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


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