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Lest we forget, the combined emergency services, clergy and elected officials of San Juan Island will hold a short service in memory of all those who responded to the call that went out in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania on the morning of September 11, 2001.
Community Events, October 2016
Is it just me, or is anyone else confused over the six initiatives on the November ballot? They're tricky. Reading quickly, you may findyourself agreeing with one part of each measure yet disagreeing with another part. You have two options: You can "rubber stamp" whatyour political party wants you to do, or you can spend a frustrating half hour reading the "Voters' Pamphlet" and deciding for yourself. Ithink you know the answer here.
This is an exceptionally depressing election season, with one primary presidential candidate wholly unfit for office and the other whoresents an historic opportunity to become our first female president, but is opposed by a not-insignificant portion of the electorate.
Michael Durland has amazing analytical skills that are applied to getting work done just right. The job always turns out better. His longtenure on Orcas Island breeds understanding. He does think of others first and has a good sense of what is best. He will work out theissues on a personal level. He knows how to care. He is open and honest. Lots of us know that voting for Michael is important.
This letter is to encourage that you vote for Bob Jarman for county council. He now has four years on the job and has proved his valuetime and again. He came into the job with a unique work ethic, skill set, and about 40 years of county knowledge under his belt. He'sindependent, perceptive, smart and balanced. Along with his co- councilmen, he's improved the communication, cooperation, andperformance of county government within and without. We are fortunate to have such a devoted, hard-working, and effective leader whois actually a public servant seeking balanced solutions. He has no ax to grind and thinks for himself.