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Today's cartoon for Saturday, November 22, 2014

This toon from Bob Englehart of The Hartford Courant tackles President Obama
  • Nov 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

This toon from Bob Englehart of The Hartford Courant tackles President Obama's use of executive orders.

 

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Island Transit board bungled interim chief selection

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

The board of Island Transit needed to find someone above reproach, someone with an unblemished history, to lead the beleaguered agency forward, even if it’s only on an interim basis. Instead, the board went behind closed doors last week and chose a candidate for interim director who resigned from Community Transit in Snohomish County under the cloud of a bribery scandal 20 years ago. Kenneth Graska wasn’t indicted, but an audit report faulted his management style as autocratic and authoritarian.

EDITORIAL | Help South Whidbey to end homelessness

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 11:20AM

Homelessness: on Whidbey Island it seems like a foreign condition, something that happens far away in busier or lesser places, not wholesome communities home to iconic state parks and charming waterfront towns. Yet, it’s real. Last year hundreds of people on the South End alone were sleeping on friends’ couches, in cars and even in camps in the woods. It’s estimated that 80 of them were children. Kids.

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