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Men’s Chorus was a great success | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:23AM

Editor, What a privilege to have the Seattle Men’s Chorus return to Whidbey Island to perform a benefit concert for Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, or CADA.


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Vaccination is not a cause of autism | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:22AM

Editor, Large outbreaks of measles currently being reported in California, British Columbia and New York are already raising concerns as people travel and spread cases. Whatcom County, the San Jaun Islands and Seattle are currently reporting cases.

Glad tree’s no longer next to parking spot | Letter

  • Apr 12, 2014 at 10:19AM

Editor, Reading all the negative letters concerning the cutting of the post office Garry oak tree, it seems to me that the ones protesting its removal most are the ones with the least knowledge of the health of the tree and the hazard it had become.

Don’t be a Chicken Little over jet noise | Letter

  • Apr 11, 2014 at 4:55PM

Editor, There once was a chicken named Chicken Little who, when an acorn fell on its head, thought the sky was falling. Chicken Little ran around convincing many people that the “sky is falling, the sky is falling.” Many of the farm animals all ran around in a tizzy yelling “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” They ran to find the king and tell the king the sky is falling.

Speak up on behalf of marine mammals | Letter

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

For years scientists have wondered why whales, for no apparent reason, would choose to cast themselves out of the water to die of dehydration on some beach. Now we know. They were trying to escape from the tortuous noise of our war machines. Not just explosives, but “active sonar,” used in antisubmarine warfare and to map the ocean floor.

Question of the Day

With an increasing number of measles cases being reported in Washington state, do you consider vaccinating all children a societal obligation?

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