The Housing Puzzle: How We Can Put Together a Solution League of Women Voters presents public forum

Monday, March 13 at noon at the Friday Harbor Grange — from the League of Women Voters of the San Juans — The League of Women Voters of the San Juans (LWVSJ) will host an affordable housing panel presentation and public discussion on Monday, Mar. 13. Panelists are Friday Harbor … Continue reading

Can You Do A Day Without A Woman? Orcas Issues will strike on Wednesday

All Day, Wednesday, March 8 — by Lin McNulty — Following the overwhelming success of the Women’s March in January as millions of women took to the streets the day after the Trump inauguration, another event is scheduled across the country: A Day Without a Woman. On International Women’s Day, … Continue reading

Larsen Slams Immigration Executive Order

— from Douglas Wagoner, Rep. Larsen’s Office — Congressman: The President’s new policy “is just as morally decrepit and unabashedly un-American as the original.” Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring citizens from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United … Continue reading

Island Reproductive Health Initiative Moves Forward With thanks to Jean Henigson

— from Alison Shaw — Alarmed by a recent increase in teen pregnancy and lack of local access to affordable, confidential, reproductive health care on Orcas Island, concerned members of the community gathered in 2009 to examine this problem. The primary needs were for financial assistance plus confidential on-island medical … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Why Waterfront Development, Not Waterfront Reclamation?

— from Charles Carver — On Mar. 6 I attended a meeting of the EPRC, curious about the visioning process for Eastsound that I have heard about. I much appreciated that portion of the meeting, the items under consideration and the enthusiasm of attendees. Another topic came up at the … Continue reading