Journal of the San Juan Islands


Same news, different spin | Letters

February 22, 2014 · Updated 12:26 PM

Same news, different spin…

Rebecca Gourley is an intern/reporter with the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. An article she wrote regarding House Bill 2306 was printed online in several newspapers – and the title for each of these articles referenced the tax consequences of the proposed changes HB 2306 would make to the Open Space Taxation Act.

— Preserving farmland may have unforeseen consequences for taxpayers

By REBECCA GOURLEY/WNPA Olympia News Service


— Preserving farmlands could mean more taxes

By Rebecca Gourley, WNPA News Service


— Preserving Farmland May Have Unforeseen Consequences

By Rebecca Gourley/WNPA Olympia News Service

OLYMPIA — A pro¬posed change to a law aimed at preserving farmland and open space could result in higher taxes for some Wash¬ington property owners.


— In the Journal of the San Juan Islands, the article was printed with the title “Proposal seeks to preserve, protect Ag land”, and the photo was a beautiful picture of a hay field.

Susan See/San Juan Island



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