Articles from the March 11, 2020 edition

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Women and the Constitution

In response to last week’s letter: “Part II: 19th Amendment Centennial 4,000 years and counting”: It would be interesting to see the list of elevated women prior to the great religions. I found no references in searching the web. I did find in...

 

Replace complacency with community action

I wrote this a while back, prior to the immergence of COVID-19. Perhaps this is all one and the same, a symptom of a diseased system that needs attention. Are we waking up at last? The fall of the Roman Empire has been on my mind. While reading the...

 

The 2020 Legislative session ends tomorrow

It’s been a short, but busy 60-day session. Legislators have debated hundreds of bills, refining them as they move through the legislative process. With budget negotiations on track to be finalized, this short session should come to an end...

 

This big one is a virus

Out local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) leaders have been advising for years that families prepare for the Big One by assembling 72 hour emergency kits of food, water, flashlights and much more, but certainly toilet paper. No one will...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 11, 2020

Fifth Avenue Theatre troupe is big hit at La Conner Elementary

Beth Clothier had all the bases covered for La Conner Elementary students when they returned from mid-winter break on Monday. The La Conner Schools librarian set up a special morning performance by a touring cast from Seattle’s Fifth Avenue...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 11, 2020

La Conner High girls place second at state 2B basketball tournament

The La Conner High girls’ basketball team played like champions before placing second with the school’s best showing ever at the State 2B Hardwood Classic in Spokane last week. Its hard-fought...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 11, 2020

Steve Edwards tabbed as new Swinomish Tribal Senate chair

After a crossroads election that marked the end of an era, the Swinomish Tribal Senate on Monday selected a tested leader to guide the 11-member panel on the path ahead. Steve “Rudy” Edwards, who...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    March 11, 2020

Bill Reynolds now Weekly News news editor

Your weekly newspaper is doubling down on its commitment to La Conner, elevating journalist Bill Reynolds to news editor and buying the property his office is in at 119 North Third Street. “Bill...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    March 11, 2020

Locals make run on hand sanitizer; toilet paper supplies low

Concerns of the Coronavirus have reached into La Conner. Tuesday Mayor Ramon Hayes sent this recommendation from the Skagit County Health Officer to Town Councilmembers and staff: “The community should postpone non-essential events and gatherings o...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    March 11, 2020

This big one is a virus

Out local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) leaders have been advising for years that families prepare for the Big One by assembling 72 hour emergency kits of food, water, flashlights and much more, but certainly toilet paper. No one will know...

 

Biden endorsement a mistake

[This response to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s endorsement of Biden for president was published in the Seattle Times March 7—ed.] Mayor Durkan: I was disappointed to see you “jumped on the Biden bandwagon.” Be careful what you wish for!...

 

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