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Spotlight on screen: ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ | Guest Column

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 9:11AM

The 2014 Emmy Award winning film series, "Outstanding Non-fiction Series" category, begins April 2, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor. Hosted by Grange No. 966, the series is co-sponsored by San Juan Island's recently formed grassroots advocacy group, Islands Climate Resilience.

 

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Better than the alternative | Editorial

  • Mar 26, 2015 at 12:02PM

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.

Lifeblood of Pacific Northwest imperiled | As I See It

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 12:18PM

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?

Low-end users of electricity in for a shock? | Guest Column

  • Mar 22, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Mar 23, 2015 at 8:39AM

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?

Spotlight falls on 'Death with Dignity' in SJ Hospice 'Coping with Change' series | Guest column

  • Mar 14, 2015 at 7:00AM

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.

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