Inslee Statement on Canceled Republican Health Care Vote

— from Governor Inslee’s Communications Office — Gov. Inslee issued the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced he was removing the Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration: “Today 600,000 Washingtonians beat Congress, and can rest easy knowing that Speaker Ryan and President Trump have failed in … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Many Thanks to OWL Supporters

— from Suzanne Olson, Sandi Burt, Berto Gandara, Serena Burman and RJ Myers — On behalf of the students, families, and teaching team that have just completed the 26-week Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education Program for 7-9th graders, we would like to thank the following businesses and individuals, without … Continue reading

Introduction to EFT Workshop: What’s This Thing Called Tapping?

Monday, March 27, 1 – 3 p.m., Orcas Senior Center — from Nancy Southern — Did you know that there is a revolutionary way you can relieve mental, emotional or even physical pain or suffering? You will learn a self-help process combining knowledge of ancient Chinese Acupuncture meridian points and modern psychology. Properly … Continue reading

Senior Center Brunch Was Gustatory Delight Meals on Wheels fundraiser

— a review by Margot Shaw — Last Saturday, the Lundeen Room at the Senior Center was filled with the sounds of social chatter, multi-generational families discussing weighty and frivolous matters, and those voicing their appreciation for the fabulous brunch they were enjoying. I was partial to the Eggs Benedict … Continue reading

In Friday Harbor, Larsen to Hold Trumpcare ‘Town Talk’

Sunday, March 26, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Brickworks Building — from Douglas Wagoner — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will on Sunday hold a “Town Talk” at the Brickworks Building to hear directly from his constituents about their questions and concerns on Trumpcare, Congressional Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the … Continue reading

Navy Updates Drinking Water Testing on Whidbey

— from  Mike Welding — The following update is provided as part of the Navy’s ongoing community drinking water testing for the emerging, national environmental issue of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). •        As of March 17, 2017, the Navy has received 211 lab results from drinking water sampling at private … Continue reading

State Asks Navy for Health Impact Assessment on Jet Noise

— from Maryon Attwood, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve — As a result of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve’s (COER’s) complaint actions, noise as a public health issue, has moved up on state priorities for protecting and preventing auditory and non-auditory health impacts on children in schools throughout Washington. After a unanimous … Continue reading