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By Ken Stern 

Climate change brings economic catastrophe

From the editor —


September 16, 2020

Friday morning forest fire smoke from as far away as California came to La Conner, merging with Oregon and Washington fire smoke and perhaps dense Pacific Ocean air to make the morning damp, gray and ominous.

Warnings on the radio advised staying inside with windows closed and to avoid strenuous activity. That is the opposite promotion of get in your car, come up for the day, walk the boardwalk and shop and dine in La Conner.

Neither the smoke nor the warnings kept tourists from town last weekend. Streets and sidewalks were crowded Saturday. Sunday most parking spaces on First Street were...

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