Ranker: ‘Public shootings cannot be the new normal’

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 9:08PM

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington that claimed five lives.


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Executive Director of the San Juan Community Home Trust retires

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

After 11 years of service as the Executive Director of the San Juan Community Home Trust, Nancy DeVaux has announced that she will retire on June 1, 2017.

Changes coming to OPALCO elections

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

At the Sept. 16 meeting of the Orcas Power and Light Co-op Board of Directors in Friday Harbor, a volunteer Member Review Committee on Elections presented seven categories of recommendations for changes to OPALCO's election process. Co-op members will have an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed changes at a series of open house events scheduled October 7–11. The board expects to make decisions at the Oct. 20 board meeting with member feedback gathered at the open house events.

EDC announces ‘Launch San Juan Islands’

  • Sep 22, 2016 at 1:12PM

EDC invites entrepreneurs to participate in business plan competition, "Launch San Juan Islands."

Unemployment breaks holding pattern

  • Sep 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

After eight months at 5.8 percent, preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show Washington's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shook free and fell to 5.7 percent in August despite more people joining the labor force.

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