It’s international Co-op month. Here in the United States and around the world people are recognizing cooperatives as humane economic engines in their communities. Co-ops mean, fundamentally, “I belong.” To their members, co-ops mean “I matter” and “I count.” Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The La Conner Weekly News has organized a forum of District 1 Freeholder candidates for Oct. 18 in Maple Hall. The county ballot measure, Proposition 1, asks you to approve the election of freeholders, or delegates, for the purpose of developing a Skagit County Charter. Voters might pass this. Separately, voters are picking 21 freeholders in the three county commissioner districts. Seven will be from District 1, Commissioner Ron Wesen’s district. Confused? Asleep? Not to be bothered? Be careful: If you and your fellow voters approve the freeholder candidates that you are voting for, these 21 people will spend 2019 developing a charter, the framing document for running Skagit County governance.
Sometimes you have to face the truth. Sometimes reality is really real. Sometimes the evidence is indisputable. As Thoreau wrote, “Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.” Sometimes rants and screeds are necessary. The Supreme Court has never been nonpartisan and seldom on the side of the common person. Wednesday, October 3, 2018
We are halfway through Banned Books Week. If you haven’t seen the display or spoken with Joy Neal at the library and have not been to Seaport Books and have been hesitant to bring the topic up with the kids at the dinner table, here is an opening: at dinner tonight say the Weekly News once again raised the flag for freedom of speech. Friday, September 28, 2018
Diaper Need is defined as the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy. Diaper Need, a consequence of poverty, is not well known or understood. However, the National Diaper Bank Network, the foremost national authority on Diaper Need, is continuously seeking to paint a clearer picture, including the difficult barriers and tradeoffs families in need face daily. Wednesday, September 19, 2018