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Ferries received $5.8 million from the state Legislature in early 2010 to implement a reservation system, and it remains a key goal in the agency’s long-range plan.
The state Utilities and Transportation Commission spent nearly three hours reviewing the facts and frustrations of the 10-day telephone and internet service outage. David Danner, chairman of the commission, said the hearing was part of a "thorough investigation of the cause of the service disruption and of the adequacy of the emergency preparations and response" of CenturyLink, especially focusing on the disruption to 911 emergency services in the county.
When it comes to the issue of PeaceHealth's referrals about the option of Death With Dignity, it is our hospital district commissioners and PIMC chief administrative officer who are muddying the debate with misinformation and half truths.
What is most disturbing is that regardless of public opinion or potential impact to the whole community, self-interest and closed dealings have so far prevailed. This will affect us all—including those that vocally and silently support the landlord and the federal government in this matter.
The week-long event, entitled “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran”, featured 24 nationally recognized artists, including Lopez Island's Steven Hill, from around the U.S. that were invited to participate.