Home | Visitor's Guide | Login Reminder | Contact Us | Subscriptions | Help Wanted
La Conner Weekly News | La Conner, WA

home : opinion
September 18, 2019

Libraries light our way
Sunday starts one of the most important weeks of the year: Banned Books Week, celebrated the fourth week of September annually since 1982.
Each of us can impersonate a newspaper editor – or be our normal citizen selves – and celebrate our First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and the press. That fits this year’s theme: “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark.” We are all urged to “Keep the Light On” during this year’s Banned Books Week. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Musings: On the editor's mind
Last week offered abundant opportunities to muse about the weather.
We had a thunderstorm Saturday night. A thunderstorm. A real rain. Lightening lit the sky. At 10 p.m. the thunder was distant from La Conner, but it came steadily close, out of the west. Fifteen minutes later the rumble had moved closer, centered over eastern Fidalgo island. It woke people up in Shelter Bay

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Weather, climate changing; will we?
Sustained rain has been so rare since April that its sudden abundance sprouts an editorial. There hasn’t been three days of rain and two inches in that short stretch, much less a month, since spring. These rains have ended the County’s burn ban, but farmers know this is too little coming too late.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Affordable what?
Affordable housing has become the elephant in the room that we are repeatedly forced to address. However, the symbol of the issue seems more akin to the Asian Indian parable of the “Blind Men and the Elephant.” Is the affordable housing issue the elephant or just the tail? 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Governor penny foolish on campaign security expenses
Gov. Jay Inslee has done a good job of advancing Washington state’s needs during boom times. He has been forward thinking and brave, pushing tax increases through the legislature this year and championing a carbon tax to reduce green house gases generations. His commitment to saving the planet from the ravages of climate-based catastrophes led him to run for president.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Truth with Trump is relative
This letter is in response to Nancy Burlison’s “A letter I should not need to write” that appeared in the August 28 issue. First of all, our democracy depends on a free press that adheres to honest, in-depth reporting, fact-checking and the goal of presenting both sides of an issue. There are many hard working journalists and news agencies doing just that. I recently read that Trump is disappointed in Fox News for interviewing a Democrat on one of its shows. With his war on the media, Trump appears to be promoting state run news agencies that will cast him only in a good light. 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Advanced Search


Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE

Columnists


Life
Home | Visitor's Guide | Login Reminder | Contact Us | Subscriptions

Published every Wednesday in La Conner Washington
Located at 119 North Third Street in La Conner. Mail: P.O Box 1465, La Conner WA, 98257. Phone: 360-466-3315

Site Design and Content Copyright 2019 La Conner Weekly News

Software © 1998-2019 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved