SSEMF bringing ambitious all-Bach program to Orcas

— from Jeffrey Cohan  for Salish Sea Early Music Festival — The Salish Sea Early Music Festival (SSEMF) is pleased to present its most ambitious all-Bach program ever in Eastsound with soloists and period instrument chamber orchestra next Saturday. We are deeply moved that many of you have provided additional donations to … Continue reading

Fire Commission will meet tomorrow

Monday, May 20, 5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — — from Marla Johns for Orcas Fire Commission — Commissioners:  Tim Fuller (Chair), Rick Christmas, Jim Helminski, Amanda Montague, Wesley Heinmiller, Chief Williams, Orcas Island Fire & Rescue staff, and the community.  Call to Order  Welcome and Introductions  Board Secretary Announcement and … Continue reading

Weekly review of legislative bills

— from Office of the Governor — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a host of bills Monday, wrapping up one of the last days for bill action before his May 21 deadline to complete all legislative work.  The governor signed his request legislation that establishes broadband access in Washington and creates a statewide office dedicated to … Continue reading

WSF officials attended public meetings in Anacortes, San Juan Islands

— from Washington State Ferries — The fifth and sixth stops in our series of public meetings with local Ferry Advisory Committees took several WSF staff and Executive Team members to Anacortes and the San Juan Islands this week. Similar to our earlier meetings, we presented information and answered questions about general … Continue reading

Washington state to launch first-in-the-nation health care option for all, new long-term care program

— from Governor Inslee’s office — The 2019 legislative session wrapped up with health care legislation that includes two landmark bills. One creates a public option health care plan that works toward health care for all, and another creates a first-in-the-nation long-term care benefit program. Gov. Jay Inslee signed these bills Monday. “These two … Continue reading