By now you’ve heard the mantra, “shop locally.” In recent years, the “Small Business Saturday” has blossomed into a nationally-recognized event.
Last week’s storm was a reminder of just how important it is to people to remain connected during trying times. As the winds slammed the island Tuesday, peaking at 55 mph at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, trees toppled onto power lines and into roads.
We don’t often give career politicians a pat on the back, but we must give credit where credit is due.
Alcoa’s announcement that it is shutting down our state’s last two aluminum smelters may be a long awaited requiem for some, but there are other factors we should consider before burying it.
n Sierra Southwick wrote this essay last year in her AP Literature class at Oak Harbor High School.
Washington state is in the grips of a mental health crisis. The current obstacles in getting help to people with psychiatric illnesses is the product of a broken system.
Question of the Week: What do you think about the Oak Harbor hydroplane races being cancelled in 2016 because of scheduling problems, to reappear in 2017?
Island County Board Commissioners will soon consider whether to follow a Law and Justice Council recommendation to put a $2.6-million law-and-justice measure on the ballot. The commissioners should allow voters to decide.