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EDITOR'S COLUMN | A centennial is a good reason to celebrate

  • Aug 22, 2014 at 3:53PM

1914 was a big year for the world. Tensions in Europe were high, and the assassination of an Austrian archduke and his wife lit the match for what would become World War I, a bloody conflict that wrought death on a scale previously unimaginable. More than 15 million people died the globe over.

 

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PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Newspaper stories make a difference

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

Reporters and editors often half-jokingly remark amongst themselves that they don’t become journalists for the money. That’s drummed into journalism students starting in college. A professor told a group of us first-year Journalism 101 students to consider another major if money was the driving factor in our career choice.

EDITORIAL | Port commissioners were right to wait

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Resisting a new-car smell that apparently still lingers at the 90-year-old Island County Fairgrounds, Port of South Whidbey commissioners this week agreed the board needs more information before it can decide whether or not to take on the role of property manager. In doing so, the board exercised restraint and sound judgment as stewards of public funds. One simply doesn’t drive an old Cadillac off the lot without first taking a peek under the hood.

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