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As your sports columnist Ed Oldham wrote in his last column, they, the duck hunters, would wait as the sun would rise to start blasting away like a war zone, often before the official sunrise time.Relieve captain of command
As chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, our own Sen. Mary Margaret Haugens at the epicenter of this tidal wave of incompetence. Her December 15 Sound Off tried to calm angry voters with political doubletalk.
As chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, she has been overseeing ferry operations for the past decade, but not once did she take responsibility for this mess. She was our voice, she was in the best position to be heard, and she did not speak up for her own district.Address bird problem early
Mainlanders who take the bus from the Clinton or Keystone ferry docks are immediately initiated to the island lifestyle by stepping aboard Island Transit. The bus drivers are always friendly, the passengers generally are, and theres no charge to ride the bus.Editorial: Heres to a better 2008
Oak Harbors city government spent the year immersed in controversy, ranging from a 14 percent utility rate increase to the Dillards Addition sewer fiasco and the continuing controversy over how to implement the Windjammer Plan for downtown.
Island Countys government helped make a big property acquisition, but it wasnt for a valuable wetland, beach access or a public park area. It was for an empty lot along the highway that the county and city want to keep empty, or virtually so, to avoid encroaching on the Navy base. A practical move, perhaps, but not inspiring to those who think of the needs of future generations.Life on Whidbey: Women of Whidbey inspire us
EHAT has been putting form to brainstorming sessions since its formation in 2002. Its efforts have resulted in increased advocacy for local environmental health issues, increased capacity of the Health Department, and greater community resources on illegal dumping and littering, and walkability.
CHAB was formed in 1993 to advise the local board of health on matters of public health policy. Its priority health issues have been early childhood support and parent education, mental health, preventive health, and chronic disease and physical activity.Walkability cure for obesity
Island Countys Environmental Health Assessment Team has been working feverishly since 2002 to find solutions for local environmental health problems. In the cauldron of possible issues to tackle, EHAT identified illegal dumping and walkability as the two top priorities. The latter was the focus of a Dec. 7 forum in Oak Harbor.
The first forum held last October in Coupeville provided EHAT an opportunity to gather candid input from the community on its action plan to address walkability, a measure of the extent to which the community provides safe, enjoyable, connected, and convenient access to walking. More than 50 participants from about 20 organizations took part.