Opinion

Creating a safe space for victims to be heard

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:55AM

In the last five years, crime stories we report on are indeed becoming more disturbing. In the last six months we have seen a slew of crime involving sexual assaults. The most upsetting story that has ever come across my desk was this week's article involving the severe abuse of a toddler. (Read more about this story in this week's edition). These stories beg the question, why is this happening?

 

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Dear Editor and San Juan Islanders,

Trump, guns and Hilary

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On May 7th at a WA State rally, Donald Trump stated "Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment." The implication is that if one votes for Hillary, she will take your guns away.

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Dear Editor and San Juan Islanders,

We support the proposed EMS levy

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As part-time residents of San Juan Island for thirty years, we have heard many positive reports about the quality and caring of our EMS providers and want to add one more. Many years ago, we asked a friend to take care of our dog while we were off-island. That day she experienced a severe allergic reaction to a prescription drug. EMS personnel responded very quickly, administered immediate aid and arranged for her to be flown to Anacortes for treatment. Their actions saved her life. The responding EMT's even made sure our dog was safe and cared for until our return. The proposed $0.50 levy will allow them to continue to provide these essential services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay while our new hospital board and a citizen's budget review committee work to improve efficiency and restore financial stability to the organization. Please vote YES.

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