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Drugs, crime on front page? - Letters

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:05PM

I am disappointed with the recent series of articles featuring drugs, sexual abuse and other criminal activities on the front page of the Sounder. I could not help feeling embarrassed when I saw last week's headline about heroin abuse as I rode the inter-island ferry full of tourists and families traveling to the San Juan County Fair. Is this really necessary during the height of the vacation season? These stories are certainly of community interest and should be reported, but they do not warrant front page display. Our summer visitors come here to enjoy their vacations. They are only here a short time and are a vital part of our economy. It is in poor taste to publicize such negativity, especially when there is so much other newsworthy material to choose from. Nobody is under any illusions. We all know that Orcas Island faces the same types of problems as any other rural community. Why the need to continually bombard everyone with this information?


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Congrats on centennial- Letter

  • Aug 30, 2016 at 2:16PM

The San Juan County Council congratulates the National Park Service on its Aug. 25 centennial anniversary. We who live in the San Juan Islands are fortunate to have had a National Historic Landmark site designated in 1961, which commemorates and preserves the history of our founding.

Housing, it’s a problem right now- Letter

  • Aug 30, 2016 at 2:15PM

The issue of affordable housing has finally made the front page of the newspaper, but in the headline only.

Kids pets and hot weather- Letters

  • Aug 30, 2016 at 2:14PM

Summer is really here now and its hot. PLEASE don't lock children or pets inside your car. Temperatures can soar to over a hundred in a few minutes, even with the windows cracked.

Vote Yes on I-732 - Letters

  • Aug 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

A representative of I-732 will be at the San Juan Grange, 6 p.m., Sept. 1.

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