Larsen Fights to Save Consumer Protections for Internet Privacy

— from Douglas Wagoner — Congressman: ‘we need to continue fighting hard to ensure consumers are protected, our environment is protected, and the workplace is protected – my ‘no’ vote is an effort to keep that fight up’ Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement on S.J. Res … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | March 15 – 21, 2017

March 15, 2017 17-001363 Theft 11:38:25 03/15/17 An Orcas Island resident reported a trespass and theft from his property. Investigation continues. A report was taken. 17-001365 Fraud 11:55:26 03/15/17 A Shaw Island reported being a victim of identity theft and fraud. An investigation is ongoing. A report was taken. 17-001371 … Continue reading

Bioacoustic Scientist Will Speak on “Seeing Sound”

Saturday, April 1, 2 – 4 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal — from Janet Thomas — The Southern Resident Killer Whales are on the brink of extinction. Several threats to their recovery include shortage of Chinook salmon, pollution, oil spills, and noise and harassment from vessels. The threat least understood by the public … Continue reading

Vision for Eastsound Will Be Presented to Public

Friday, March 31, 6 – 8 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Gretchen Krampf — The Vision for Eastsound has been released for Community input and feedback at www.eastsound.vision. On Friday, Mar. 31, a Community Meeting will be held at the Eastsound Fire Hall from 6-8 PM as an opportunity … Continue reading

Governors, Mayors Issue Joint Statement Regarding Clean Power Plan

 — from Tara Lee, Governor Inslee’s Office — Following is a joint statement from West Coast Governors and Mayors in anticipation of a possible Executive Order from President Trump, including a directive to withdraw and rewrite the Clean Power Plan, as well as weaken other standards that protect our air … Continue reading

Larsen, Colleagues, Lead Effort to Prevent Mass Shootings in Schools

— from Douglas Wagoner — Bipartisan School Safety Act of 2017 would renew federal program – unfunded since 2010 – to address school safety U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Mike Coffman (CO-06), … 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

Sheriff’s Report | March 8 – 14, 2017

March 8, 2017 17-001248 Accident-HitRun 08:24:25 03/08/17 A Deputy was dispatched to possible Hit and Run Unattended in Friday Harbor. After further investigation the driver was cited for Negligent Driving in the Second Degree. 17-001252 Accident-Injury, Traffic 13:03:23 03/08/17 A Deputy was dispatched to unknown injury collision in Friday Harbor. … 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

Inslee Says Trump Budget “Incredibly Harmful” to State and Local Governments

— from Governor Inslee’s Office — President Trump today released a federal budget proposal that would make significant cuts in state and local government programs, including education, environmental protection, health care and many other critical services that Washingtonians rely on. “The budget blueprint issued today by President Trump includes incredibly … Continue reading