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Editor, I read the news article, “Langley eyes funicular, walkway for marina access fix,” about Langley considering using eminent domain to put a public walkway through several residential waterfront properties. Way to go, Langley. Rile up your property owners who have owned those family properties for decades! OK, sorry, I couldn’t help it.
Community Events, May 2015
Editor, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 for the public to demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. After the parades and other recognitions of public service, challenge yourself to learn more about our Island County military members and veterans’ service experiences and the value that they bring to our communities.
Editor, Imagine it is an ordinary day. You are going about your usual routines. You are at work, in a meeting with colleagues when you are approached by strangers who tell you that you must leave with them. They help you gather whatever belongings are within your reach and take you to their car. They assure you that you are safe with them and that they are acting in your best interests.
Editor, Being against the funicular doesn’t mean anything except that the person thinks a funicular is a bad idea, for all the reasons that have been brought up by so many people for so long. It doesn’t mean that the person is opposed to change, or wanting to go back to the horse and buggy era, or uninterested in the welfare of local businesses. It just means that we think there are more effective and less expensive and destructive ways to help local businesses.
Editor, Bad timing! The week I get a subscription renewal request, you publish an intolerably racist “cartoon.” With stories of young black men being brutalized by law enforcement agencies appearing almost weekly, you choose to publish a “cartoon” showing poor dirty Harry being unable to dispatch his “punk” because his body camera demands that he be responsible for his actions.