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Articles from the January 10, 2018 edition

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 By Nancy Crowell    News    January 10, 2018

The falconers among us

Local color – You have probably heard the repetitive booming cannons and the recorded distress calls emanating from fields in the Skagit Valley during growing season. Those artificial warnings a...

 
 By Bee Faxon    News    January 10, 2018

Sister Districts want to make red "ayes" blue

Active in the Skagit Valley and nationally Sister District, a grassroots, volunteer organization with local teams throughout the nation, including the Skagit Valley, has identified a pragmatic strategy that is helping win elections. Five women from...

 

A gift of help in the new year

RAMPING IT UP - Tyrone McLeod of Skookum Timber, along with his dad, local legend Vern McLeod, finish the handrails on this Morris Street ramp to Dick and Nina Dorsten house on Jan. 6. A whole crew...

 

This high tide was majestic

WHEN THE MOON AND SUN ALIGN – A king tide rose throughout North Puget Sound Jan. 5. The largest tide of the year was a result of the moon and sun being on the same side of the earth and the...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 10, 2018

Musing -- on the editor's mind

Driving through California’s Sonoma County wine country with my brother and his wife, we weren’t tourists: we drive the main highway to their wine club membership winery. Five miles from their house, Cindy said, “this is as close as the fires c...

 

La Conner now and its future

Starting a dialogue — THE IDEAL The face and greeting of our town are our homes, our residents, our churches and town hall. And, of course, our beloved small businesses, which give our community such pride. No box stores here! We love...

 

2018 Outlook - La Conner schools are thriving

La Conner Schools are thriving. I feel so blessed to be in such an amazing school district surrounded by a caring, involved and supportive community. Thank you to everyone who is part of our success. As we look ahead to what we expect to focus on in...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 10, 2018

Citizens storm Olympia for climate change action

WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA – Climate activists erected tents and teepees Monday in front of the Washington State Capitol building, on the opening day of the Legislature’s 60-day...

 

Tribal self-sufficiency

In 1988, after considerable lobbying effort by Indian tribes, the gaming industry and easy-money interests, Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). According to Wikipedia, the purpose of IGRA “is to provide a statutory basis for...

 

MoNA article not full story

Dear Mr. Stern, An article about the Museum of Northwest Art in the January 3, 2018 edition of the La Conner Weekly News led with details about recent staff and board resignations. The tone of the article implied that the trustee resignations were...

 

MoNA story inaccurate

Dear Mr. Stern, The January 3rd issue of the LaConner Weekly News featured an article about the Museum of Northwest Art. I am one of the trustees mentioned in the article who resigned. The reasons given in the article for my resignation were...

 

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