Poem Submitted In Honor of Women

— submitted by David Kobrin — And Ain’t I A Woman (Former Slave Sojourner Truth Speaks at the Women’s Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio 1851) Standing there her arm worked muscle and a bonnet that speaks the field an apparition — an Amazon to white ladies burnt blackness and height rising to … Continue reading

Navy’s Wrongheaded Approach to Whidbey Island Growler Jets

— from Brian Cullin, Special to Seattle Times — It is the season for arrogance. We have all witnessed this trend at the highest levels of our republic. Whether progressive or conservative, compromise has become a dirty word. Finding common ground is viewed as abandoning principle. Yet, if history serves, … Continue reading

Village Expansion Discussed at Eastsound Planners Meeting

— by Maryse Sagewynd — The Eastsound Planning Review Committee (EPRC) met on Mar. 2, 2017, at the Eastsound Fire Station for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. EPRC has a new Facebook site entitled Orcas EPRC. County Engineer Colin Huntemer said the County Council is concerned about curb, gutter, and … Continue reading

Ranker: Levy Extension Prevents Schools From Largest Education Cut in State History

— from Dave Pringle, Senate Democratic Communications — Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released the following statement on [Wednesday’s] passage of the levy cliff extension: “I am relieved that the Senate took action to prevent our children’s schools from an immediate loss of nearly $400 million in short term funding … Continue reading

Busy Weekend for NAS Whidbey Search and Rescue

— from Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey — Search and Rescue crews from NAS Whidbey Island conducted three separate missions over the weekend. Missions included one mountain rescue near Snow Lake in the Snoqualmie Pass and two Medical Evacuations (MEDEVACs) – one from Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, Wash., and the … Continue reading