Sure, it’s a well-worn cliche, but participating in elections is the cornerstone of any well-functioning democratic society and seems a small price to pay for the many freedoms that we enjoy here in the San Juans and across the nation.
Now, at the eleventh hour, we scramble to save salmon stocks at great cost, spawning a mind-boggling array of organizations. Why do salmon anglers, orca lovers, “mossbacks” and conservationists—people who should know better—settle for living on with the ghosts of abundant salmon and imminent ecological collapse?
With 6-percent increases waiting in the wings in each of the next four years, this year’s 12 percent rate hike is just the beginning, and bigger users will get a break. What do the OPALCO board of directors candidates have to say about that?
Everything I was taught focused on cure, so I cannot begin to describe how difficult it was to face another human being whose physical existence steadily eroded while their awareness remained intact, and to have no source of medical solace to offer.
The Land Bank is the only one of its kind in Washington state and you can bask in its uniqueness on all the ferry-served islands.
My concerns involve: transparency and appropriate levels of responsibility to donors and the general public in fundraising, tax status, mission statement, strategic planning, capital campaigning, architecture that cannot support the stated mission and equality of representation for local artists.