EDITORIAL | Smoking is bad for people, but leave that decision to adults

  • Jan 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

Coming up with laws that pander to the masses has long been a way that lawmakers and other public officials try to grab easy votes. Just pick something most people like or don’t like and target it.


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EDITORIAL | Setting The Record straight about public records requests

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 2:34PM

Two weeks ago, The Record published a story about the South Whidbey School District’s new policy of identifying anyone and everyone who makes public records requests online. It was a lengthy piece that covered a lot of ground: The policy itself, the ongoing legal battle with a former teacher who is at the heart of the district’s move, the legality of identifying requestors according to a state Attorney General’s Office expert, past legislation, what other cities and school districts are doing, and of course the position of school board members.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Langley mayor ruminates on “A community for a lifetime”

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 2:00PM

This is the theme that came out of the city council’s planning meetings as it prepared a budget for 2015 through a series of workshops and public hearings. In 2013 our theme was “Centennial Year.” In 2014 the theme was “A Year of Economic Development.” Having a theme for the year brings us back to our goals and objectives when the strategic improvements and initiatives that we plan are challenged by the immediate demands of emerging needs.

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