Ranker tax plan targets ultra-high earners to help pay or public schools

State Sen. Kevin Ranker, left, discusses finer points of the legislative process with a colleague in Olympia.  - Contributed photo
  • Today at 6:59PM

The plan taxes Washington’s multi-millionaires and billionaires at seven percent on the sale of stocks and bonds. The average capital gains of those who will be taxed is $1.6 million, Ranker said.


Adams, Cornelius best-suited for Co-op board | Letters

  • Today at 6:48PM

Having hosted the recent OPALCO candidate forums and followed OPALCO closely for years, we believe Randy and Winnie are best suited to help mitigate the negative impacts of these monumental shifts in our co-op.

Community Arts in the Park: the sequel

  • Today at 6:42PM

Sponsored by San Juan Island National Historical Park, in partnership with the Land Bank, "Community Arts in the Park" is a competition that celebrates ecology through art. This year’s theme is “Wildflowers & Birds of the San Juan Islands.” Click on this story to find out how to enter.

Dehydration cited in death of Lopez man in Island County jail

  • Today at 11:15AM

Following the death of a 25-year-old inmate, two corrections deputies were placed on paid administrative pending an investigation into possible violations of department policy, according to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown.


An investment that pays big dividends; vote 'Yes' for Island Rec | Letters

  • Apr 19, 2015 at 9:14PM

I grew up in Friday Harbor and sports were an incredibly positive experience for me and paramount to keeping me “grounded” in my teenage years.

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