“Hell no, absolutely not!” That was my official response to The Record’s recent invitation to participate in the Clinton Library’s first Spellathon.
South Whidbey is like any small community in that it always finds something to argue about, be it the fate of Langley’s bunny legions, horse poop on public trails or who should be the next president. But, if there’s one thing no one seems to debate, it’s long ferry lines. They’re awful. And they appear to be getting worse.
The affordable housing problem on Whidbey Island, particularly the north end of the island, is reaching a crisis point, if it’s not there already. More than ever, hard-working families are living paycheck to paycheck because a large portion of their income is going to pay for housing. Some families simply can’t find a place and are being forced to live off the island or, in the worse case, end up homeless.
According to Langley’s top cop, in the past two weeks alone approximately 40 used syringes have been found discarded at Seawall Park. It’s hard to believe that drug use in little ole Langley has risen to such a level, that people appear to be regularly shooting up in one of the city’s crown jewels.