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Editor, I recently had to be admitted to Whidbey General Hospital on very short notice. I would like to go on record by stating we are so lucky to have this wonderful hospital on Whidbey Island. From the moment I was admitted, and for the next five days, the care given to me both in the medical-surgical areas and in the critical care unit was exceptional. I was taken care of in a loving and caring way by all of the staff.
Community Events, October 2014
Editor, Local elections matter. Please take the time to become informed and vote for those seeking county offices. Four years ago, the voters of Island County made what I believe was a less than informed decision, and elected Kelly Emerson as county commissioner. For three and a half years the Island County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of this county suffered through our ill-fated choice.
Editor, Let me say right from the start that I completely, wholeheartedly, and unequivocally endorse Rick Hannold for election to the District 3 seat on the Island County Board of Commissioners. I strongly urge all of you who were so kind as to honor me with your votes in last month’s primary to cast your vote for Rick this November. I firmly believe that the election of the Karla “Tax”/Mary Margaret Haugen ticket (and don’t kid yourselves, that’s exactly what it is) to the board will result in nothing but higher taxes, bigger government, more burdensome and unnecessary regulations, and a general decline in the overall quality of life here in Island County.
Editor, In light of the governor’s recent request for state agencies to plan for a 15 percent reduction in their budgets, I have sent a letter asking for his support in keeping higher education affordable by proposing a budget that does not make cuts to higher education funding.
Editor, My opponent claims I was absent from my office 50 percent of the year. This is untrue. I was gone from my office to care for my sister who was fighting breast cancer for three months, time allowed under the Family Medical Leave Act. However, as agreed with the Board of Island County Commissioners, I did telecommute from her home, completing the work for which I am responsible. I conducted weekly teleconferences with the chief deputy and accountant, staying apprised of issues in my office.