Articles from the February 22, 2018 edition

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 By Ken Stern    Opinion    February 22, 2018

Guns don't add up

Add the numbers up: 58, 14, 13, 6, 27, 2012. Did you quickly get the answer? The numbers: Fifty-eight dead in Las Vegas last fall; 14 in Parkland, Florida last week; 13 at Columbine High School in 1999 and six years since 27 students and teachers...

 

Love in the News

My spouse, Paul Niebanck, sent in a lovely message to post sending me Valentine’s Greetings! Thank you for providing the opportunity. The message was a joy to come upon, and Paul had fun composing and sending. Linda Niebanck...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    February 22, 2018

Musings -- on the editor's mind

When you don’t write about the weather for six weeks there is a lot of catching up to do. And a lot of variation. This week’s cold – nights in the 20s – did more than answer the question “where’s winter?” The clear sky Monday...

 

Questioning MoNA leadership and plans

Regarding MoNA’s stakeholder meetings and three options presented, it is terribly sad how management and board leadership is portraying the current situation and possible solutions. While these meetings may produce good information, this...

 

MoNA's future not optional

After much review, and discus-sion with Museum management and the board president and many of the other parties, I have come to the following opinion. Of the three options presented at the community meetings, only the first is tenable. We do not at...

 

Will my reward be getting my picture in the paper?

HOW EASILY WE PAY ATTENTION – Smiles might be a bit harder to coax out of Tula, Maya and Brodie at the dog beach, but they are all ears – and sleek bodies, attentive – for Annie...

 

New Meaning to "Put out to Pasture"

It’s been 48 years since Ford stopped making Edsels. Find this one on Fir Island near Conway. Don Coyote muses that “’Edsel’ is known as a symbol for failure after the Edsel, manufactured by...

 

Making an investment for more than new lights

There will be improved lighting in the Library Thrift Shop at Sixth and Morris Streets. The Friends of the Library arranged with Puget Sound Energy for efficient lighting to be installed in the...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    February 22, 2018

'Ibsen in Chicago' pursues 'Ghosts'

Maybe the only plot, in theatre or life, is change: facing it. And maybe the only role demanded of any of us, actor or not, is developing our authentic self. And maybe we are all immigrants, moving into new surroundings, as the Danish and Swedish...

 
 By Joy Neal    News    February 22, 2018

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

Do you remember the Seattle World’s Fair? If you were anywhere near Seattle in 1962, you knew about it and probably attended. What if that was your second World’s Fair? In this latest novel by Jamie Ford, his main character, Ernest Young, looks...

 

Earlier supreme court case fixed Skagit County exemption in 'Hirst Fix'

In a county bracing for anticipated future flooding due to the impact of climate change, having access to water isn’t a given. This after state lawmakers excluded Skagit County from recent legislation allowing rural property owners to again drill...

 

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