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July 3, 2020

This big one is a virus
Out local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) leaders have been advising for years that families prepare for the Big One by assembling 72 hour emergency kits of food, water, flashlights and much more, but certainly toilet paper. No one will know when an earthquake, tsunami or volcanic eruption will leave us helpless, without power or water or transportation access.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Biden also dodged draft
Mel Damski is pleading for President Trump to resign because he knows that is the only way Sleepy Joe could win. Can you imagine if he did resign and we were stuck with a President Biden, who can’t put a coherent sentence together, sniffs young women and girl’s hair and supports the Democrat mayors who are letting mobs ravage our cities and who has a son who reaps millions because of daddy’s political influence?
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Suzanne Woodard for LD 10 Rep
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the injustices and inequalities that have plagued our society and our state for far too long. Too often, our state representatives in Olympia have not placed people first. Our health and safety should be a priority; working people should have livable wages; strong education must be the foundation of life and work; transportation ought to meet the demands of our 21st century economy; and sustainable farms, forests, and fisheries will create sustainable jobs. 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Support Helen Price Johnson
I am supporting Helen Price Johnson’s candidacy for state Senator and encourage others to do so as well. Helen is a leader with extraordinary qualities. She is a person of vision with the work ethic to see that ideas are strategic, practical, well-conceived and seen through to completion.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Helen Price Johnson for State Senate
We need forward thinking leadership, now more than ever. As a successful small business owner on Whidbey Island for decades and an Island County commissioner during the great recession of 2008 and 2009, Helen Price Johnson has the experience and know how to tackle the difficult challenges of protecting all our citizens while safely opening our economy as science- based facts permit. Helen will be our voice in Olympia to address climate change, the district’s need for affordable housing, improved education, infrastructure and care for our veterans. 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A second wave? Not yet – because COVID-19 never really went away. You cannot have a second wave if you haven’t properly dealt with the current wave of infections.

Why are we so worried about a second wave of infections in the United States when COVID -19 infections have not stopped and they are escalating rapidly? Beijing China had 55 consecutive days with no new infections. Beijing now finds itself in another lockdown because new cases have suddenly emerged. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

As an Army veteran and retired businessman still active in my community’s civic activities, its important to me that we elect a common sense senator from District 10 who has demonstrated wide-ranging success representing our region.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Readers, facts show that virus is real
The letter from Renae Paisley two weeks ago gave me chills – not the good kind – but the responses from our community gave me faith in humankind.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Renee Stewart's COVID-19 view
I am Renee Stewart, Paisley’s mom. I believe a person has a right to their opinion/beliefs and they have the right to be heard. Renae Paisley only stated what half, or more, of America is thinking.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Citizen's view on virus "shocking"
As I read last week’s edition of the La Conner Weekly News, I was shocked to read “A Citizen’s View” by Renae Paisley. At the bottom of the incendiary opinion of Ms. Paisley, there are the following words in italics: “Renae Paisley is an entrepreneur in La Conner who seeks to share love, truth and gratitude in these unprecedented times.”
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Caring about others now
It speaks for the open mindedness of the editor to have printed “‘Citizen View’ COVID virus a severe ‘bug’ strain.”
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Deaths from virus not acceptable
I want to reply to Rane Paisley about her apparent lack of concern for the health of others in her community. I was angry last week and am still angry.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Change starts with self
I wonder where our humanity is during these troubling times. Are we, as a society, like a volcano ready to erupt with our burning emotional bitterness and hatred and fear? 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Paul vs Bruch campaigns
Thank you for the news article about the campaigns of Paul and Bruch. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Love letter to La Conner
I sold the house. I moved to Anacortes. I drove through downtown La Conner to say “goodbye.” Then it hit me! I am leaving the nicest town I have ever lived in. Yes, Shelter Bay is part of La Conner.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

On ending the lockdown
If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, if the light is coming from an oncoming train, you can’t enter the tunnel until the train goes by.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Helen Price Johnson for state senate
We have an exceptional candidate running this year for state senator for the 10th LD: Helen Price Johnson. If I were to list the qualifications I would want in a senator representing our district, she would fulfill each and every one.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Suzanne Woodard for state senate
Our state is in the middle of one of the greatest challenges we have ever faced. Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic will require real leadership in our legislature that will effectively advocate for our families and communities. I am thrilled that we have just that kind of leader in Suzanne Woodard, running to represent our district in the State House. 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Honor student voices,concerns
Recently, the La Conner School District administration decided to not renew the contract of one of our beloved teachers. This decision was not only damaging to student morale but also detrimental to student learning. In direct defiance of a petition containing the signatures of 73 high school students and letters of support from other staff members, our principal and superintendent chose to let go of the only math teacher in the high school. A dedicated, hard-working teacher who loved La Conner and gave countless hours of her free time to help her students will no longer be working at LCHS next fall. 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Stay at home to be safe
As your local Fire Chiefs we have been working closely together to ensure the safety of our first responders and citizens during this crisis. We would like to thank all of you for helping keep our first responders safe. Your commitment to staying at home, social distancing and minimizing travel has allowed the number of COVID-19 cases to stay relatively low. We know also that our local businesses have paid a huge price by having to sacrifice the Tulip season.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

One Fish Two Fish
One of the joys of owning a small business is you become friends with the people you serve. The only sorrow is that COVID-19’s impact causes us to feel we are rearranging financial deck chairs on the Titanic. Handling the rising waters is easier some days than others.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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