Articles from the May 6, 2020 edition

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Freedom at risk

I am well into the “vulnerable” age group and more afraid of the assault on our civil liberties than catching a virus. I choose to “social distance,” wear a mask in public, work from home and live without hugs from my grandkids. But I am terrifi...

 

Funding WHO a wise investment

President Trump’s decision to cut off financial support for the World Health Organization during the worst pandemic in a century takes a head-in-the sand approach. The global community will have time to complete an evaluation of what worked, and w...

 

Save Pleasant Ridge school

In this unprecedented time, when a virus seems to be attacking the whole world, it is certainly a challenge to gather interest in an old building. This old building though, is no ordinary structure but a place indigenous to the history of our valley...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Musings - on the editor's mind

We all have touchstone moments in our lives, events that affect and shape us and that we carry from our youthful past till the day we die. That defines the term epoch, even if the tragic circumstance occurred at a distance. The shootings at Kent...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 6, 2020

A healthy debate on the health of our community

Poor Jay Inslee. Washington’s governor has his hands full with a solid portion of the state’s population, up to one-third, wanting to get back to the business of earning a living. The job loss in the last two months has been unprecedented, rec...

 
 By Shirley Makela    News    May 6, 2020

Build It and They Will Come?

La Conner is unique. ShopLaConner.com seeks to accurately represent our ‘uniqueness’. Launched just one month ago, this new shopping website is being actively advertised via social media. The comments on social media advertising for Sho...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

A supportive community

From birthday party contributions, Rotary support, drive through donations at Hellum's Vineyard, bread baking by The Oyster & Thistle Restaurant & Pub and King Arthur Baking School, and many many...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 6, 2020

Morgan Herrera to give UW track program her best shot

The coronavirus nixed her senior year track meets, but Morgan Herrera had already shown University of Washington throwing coach Andrew Ninow enough for him to invite the La Conner High standout to...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 6, 2020

Capital assignment: Hilary Edwards congressional intern

It wasn’t so long ago that Hilary Edwards was walking the halls of La Conner High School. Now the halls of Congress are in her future. The 2013 La Conner grad, a first-year law school student at Arizona State University, is one of 12 applicants n...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 6, 2020

La Conner High seniors don caps and gowns amid COVID-19 shutdown

At first glance, nothing seemed out of the ordinary as La Conner High seniors received their graduation caps and gowns Thursday afternoon ahead of this year’s commencement exercises. There was l...

 
 By Mel Damski    News    May 6, 2020

Asian Giant Hornets in Whatcom County

As if COVID-19! wasn’t scary enough, there is a new peril in our little corner of the universe and it has a face that could easily end up on the poster of a Hollywood horror movie. Say hello to y...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 6, 2020

Social distancing observed in town over the weekend

There was a time, a couple months back, when it was thought the spread of COVID-19 might be slowed by the arrival of warm weather. Turns out, social distancing has had more of an impact than rising...

 
 By Anne Basye    News    May 6, 2020

Farmers, farmworkers handle COVID-19

You can work from home, shop from home, and call friends from home. But you can’t farm from home. That’s why La Conner area farmers and farmworkers are adopting new habits as they comply with new rules from the Washington State Department of Lab...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 6, 2020

Town OKs moving Chamber of Commerce to Maple Hall

Moving is often a business decision. That’s even true for an organization whose focus is to promote and protect the interests of those in business. Faced with COVID-related financial stress, the La Conner Chamber of Commerce was granted Town C...

 

New answers create new normal

Really wonderful and quite insightful article last week: “The New Normal: Reinventing our reality in a new era.” I enjoyed how you connected all the dots and express them in such a simple terms so everyone can understand. You asked us questions tha...

 

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