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VIEWPOINT | What are your plans for celebrating Earth Day?

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

The first Earth Day in 1970 was quite a historical phenomenon. Across the country, millions of people attended tens of thousands of community events, school and college teach-ins, all focused on putting the environment on the political map. More than a million people streamed into Central Park to attend their first ever eco-fair. And imagine this: Congress took the day off so that senators and representatives could get back to their home states and participate in that historical day’s events. American Heritage magazine called it “one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy.”

 

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EDITOR'S COLUMN | Outshine flames with compassion, giving

  • Apr 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

The best thing about living in a small community is that everyone knows everyone. It’s also the worst thing about living in a small community, because when tragedy strikes it seems to touch us all. Many know Jan Quade, who lost her home of over 30 years to a fire on Tuesday. The lifelong South Whidbey resident left for Bible study and returned a few hours later to a house engulfed in flames.

EDITORIAL | Glendale reversal shows foresight

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

A single person has the power to change the future for us all. On Monday, that was Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson. The Oak Harbor Republican reconsidered her earlier position and, in a surprise move, agreed to approve a partnership between the county and the Whidbey Camano Land Trust to purchase beachfront property in Glendale. The county isn’t pitching any money into the deal, but will hold a recreation easement on the land.

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