According to a Jan. 7 article in the Navy Times, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has called for a review of all job titles to explore options for removing all references to “man. If changes are stripped of gender designations, titles such as seaman or yeoman would no longer exist. A personnelman would probably become a personnel specialist.
I believe that Wonn Road is a road-end and the beach access belongs to the public. However, my personal beliefs will not resolve the dispute.
Question of the Week: A state commission enacted rules requiring that bathrooms in public accommodations be based on “gender identity,” not sex. What do you think?
Ryan’s House for Youth, a small Freeland-based nonprofit organization that serves homeless youths ages 13-24, is hoping to purchase the former Countryside Inn south of Coupeville with plans to convert the former motel into a center complete with expanded drop-in services as well as a number of temporary living quarters. It’s an exciting and innovative idea.
Question of the Week: What do you think about a proposal to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21?
With the island’s population only growing, it’s critical that drivers be conscientious about how their driving affects others on the road.
It’s that time of the year when local government bodies make lists of priorities to hand to their state legislators.
Question of the Week: What would you do if you won $1 billion?
What happens when government officials violate the state’s Open Public Meetings Act? On Whidbey Island, too often the answer is “nothing at all.”
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.