Articles from the August 16, 2017 edition

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 By Ken Stern    News    August 16, 2017

Rating reduces house insurance in Fire District 13

Homeowners and businesses in Fire District 13 can lower their fire insurance premiums with the District earning a Protection Class 6 fire rating. This gain from its Class 7 rating became effective August 1. It is based on an audit last winter from th...

 By Bill Reynolds    News    August 16, 2017

Festive Swinomish Days was round-the-clock attraction

It was billed as Swinomish Days. But the Tribal weekend cultural celebration could well have been promoted as Swinomish Days AND Nights. A bevy of free admission events often spilled into the night,...

 By Robin Carneen    News    August 16, 2017

Close up at Swinomish Days

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (SITC) invited Native American and First Nation people, their family, friends, and those wanting to learn more about Indigenous culture to their Reservation for...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    August 16, 2017

My country, my world, near and far

Maybe you are asking why the editor of your small-town newspaper is writing about atomic bombs, endless war and climate change. Doesn’t he know that La Conner is far away from everywhere else? Doesn’t he like this idyllic little town? What part of...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    August 16, 2017

Musings - on the editor's mind

Kids moving out and parents empty-nesting it, consider this advice: Allow plenty of time for downsizing. When I planned my move, I knew I needed time for packing, loading and cleaning. I failed totally to consider the herculean task of downsizing....


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