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We need a change in our commissioners
Oct 24 2012, 12:32 PM
I have read glowing editorials and letters to the editor in the South Whidbey Record, the Whidbey Examiner, and the Whidbey News Times about our current Island County commissioners.
One element of their tenure as commissioners that is not mentioned in these opinions is the fact that, through their actions, our current commissioners have not represented the land owners/property-tax payers. These folks are the majority of their constituents.
Top-down control will destroy our society
Oct 24 2012, 12:34 PM
At a recent candidate forum, Island County Commissioner Price Johnson remarked that the Clean Water Utility tax had been crafted to mitigate previous cuts to the Law and Justice budget. The taxing utility was enacted administratively without a consenting vote by the citizens under the authority of RCW 36.89.080. That law dealt with storm water control, and monies could be “used only for” control measures.
Restoration plan is risky
Oct 24 2012, 12:36 PM
Angie Homola’s Swan Lake Preservation Group wants to use Island County’s Shoreline “Restoration” plan to turn Boss/Swan Lake into a body of salt water, thus moving Puget Sound inland and seriously risking salt water intrusion into the fresh water wells of residents living in the vicinity of West Beach, including the area just south of where the Navy has just started drawing fresh water from wells to water the Navy Golf Course.
Keep Haugen at the helm
Oct 24 2012, 12:37 PM
That Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen laid the wood to those Marine Union members whom she felt were chiseling the public is a tribute to the honesty and impartiality of this conscientious public servant.
Capt. Haugen has run a tight ship for 20 years. Keep her at the helm.
Voter tired of political “dirt”
Oct 24 2012, 12:38 PM
Political dirt poured out of my Whidbey Island mailbox last weekend, in the form of hit pieces denouncing State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen from something called the “Good Government Leadership Council” in Centralia. Candidate Barbara Bailey has to bear responsibility for these disgusting attack flyers that are so clearly disrespectful, no matter what party you claim as yours. There are no issues here, just attacks. Aren’t we tired of this? This is trash mail from the state Senate Republican PAC!
Voter excited about Johnson
Oct 24 2012, 12:39 PM
I am so excited to put in writing my support for Jill Johnson. Having been a part of the local business community for over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to experience many positive changes and visions for our community. I’ve seen Jill’s leadership, energy, knowledge, experience and passion while working with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. I know she will use these wonderful qualities toward making a difference as an Island County Commissioner.
Math a challenge for Lauderdale
Oct 24 2012, 12:40 PM
So Jeff Lauderdale’s campaign website states that “logic and science must be applied to all of the challenges” we’re facing. Apparently, Lauderdale’s version of “logic and science” doesn’t include facts and elementary math.
Senior Night becomes happy night for Wolves
Oct 24 2012, 1:50 PM
Senior Night was a happy night for the Coupeville volleyball team as the Wolves eked out a 3-2 win over visiting Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 18.
The win helped ease some of the sting of a 3-1 loss at Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Wolves look to playoff run
Oct 24 2012, 1:49 PM
The Coupeville High School soccer team began district tournament play yesterday, hoping to wash away some of the tough times from the regular season.
Green leads Kings to down Wolves
Oct 24 2012, 12:52 PM
For the King’s football team, Green means go.
Behind quarterback Billy Green, the No. 1-ranked Knights flew by Coupeville 51-7 Friday, Oct. 19, at Mickey Clark Field.
Green, who will play for Brigham Young University next year, passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns (58, 5, 40 and 24 yards).