The first time area aerospace machinists tried to claw back bits of Washington’s ginormous tax break to the Boeing Co., they found themselves up against national leaders of their union and the governor of the state. The next time, they won’t.
As the saying goes, “It’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” In Island County, however, you apparently don’t even have to beg for forgiveness. Sometimes, even if you’ve been flouting the law for years, you can still get permission to do what you want, just by eventually doing what the law required from the beginning.
I-732 won’t be pain-free, but it’s a good start to addressing a global problem.
Question of the Week: Earth Day is April 22 — what do you do to help save the Earth?
If using medical marijuana will improve the medical conditions and comfort of our military veterans, then the federal government needs to get past its outdated view of pot as a Schedule I drug and allow vets access for treatment purposes through their VA doctors.
Officials at Whidbey General Hospital took an important step this week in healing its relationship with people in the community critical of a culture among administrators and elected board members that once was insular and opaque.
Changing the name does not make the hospital customer focused. It has a long way to go, based on personal experience.
Question of the Week: How do you feel about the City of Oak Harbor rules protecting Garry oak trees?
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.