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In my three years in office, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to law enforcement officials, constituents, and communities of color about improving public… Continue reading
Workers simply need a livable wage, not just a living wage.
The pandemic in America would be over if everyone had gotten vaccinated. Instead, mask mandates are back, hospitals are overfilling, the economy is taking more… Continue reading
More money could be spent on long-term, concrete investments related to tourism.
One of the benefits of this urge for me was recalling what I miss about our Rock while far from it.
One of the few silver linings of the pandemic has been the increased access to local government as meetings are livestreamed so anyone with internet… Continue reading
Two suicides at Deception Pass Bridge in July have reignited a community conversation about placing nets on the structure to prevent such tragedies. Indeed, the… Continue reading
The latest federal stimulus plan, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, distributed huge sums that local governments didn’t ask for and, in cases described… Continue reading
After a year marked by fear, divisiveness and distancing, attending the Whidbey Island Fair is the perfect way for the community to get together and… Continue reading
During sunshine, we are outdoors walking our trails, wandering our beaches and tending our gardens.
Over the last year, giant hulking figures emitting low, intrusive rumbles have appeared in Holmes Harbor. These massive container ships have impacted the lives of… Continue reading
It’s time for the days of mandatory social distancing to come to an end and the summer of social gatherings to begin. Since the CDC… Continue reading
Your recent article, “Despite how it may seem, clear-cutting not increasing,” lacks important context and is likely to lead to more confusion and conflation on… Continue reading
People are a lot more savvy about how newspapers work than they used to be. Most folks, for example, seem to understand that there’s a… Continue reading
For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. The end of the school year and beginning of lake trips and get-togethers with family and… Continue reading
As role models for students, school boards should strive to follow the letter as well as the spirit of the law. This hasn’t been the… Continue reading
The outcome of this year’s election could have a significant impact on local government on Whidbey Island for many years to come. A total of… Continue reading
By Don Brunell Sometimes being first isn’t good. Such is the case with legislation making Washington the only state to ban natural gas in new… Continue reading
Together with social distancing, donning a face covering is proven to be one of the most simple, low-tech and effective ways to prevent the spread… Continue reading
Washington state is an important state for our country’s Armed Services and national security. It is home to dozens of military installations from Fairchild Air… Continue reading