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Criticism over 'outage' comments met by graceful response | Letters

I just received a call from Brandon Cowan regarding my letter in the San Juan Islander and submitted to the Journal, “Wisecracks over outage don’t fly”, Nov. 13, pg. 6.

First, I want to express my appreciation for his call and for his explanation of his comment in the Seattle Times. Brandon explained the concern of some in the business community regarding the impact of the outage on tourism and that his comment was meant to minimize that impact.

He also explained the effort that he and other officials were making to hold CenturyLink accountable and to get this repaired as soon as possible.

Brandon and I may not completely agree on the level and nature of communication, but we had a very positive phone call.

I am writing this because I believe that if all differences of opinion were handled the way that Brandon handled this one, our county, state and certainly our country would be a far better place.

Brandon: Thank you for reaching out.

Alan M. Davis/San Juan Island


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