Plans afoot for stormwater solutions | Guest column

A stretch of Bailer Hill Road is submerged following heavy rains. - File photo
  • Today at 3:35PM

Last year the season started with a shockingly large storm event that overwhelmed our Eastsound storm sewer system. With that memory almost one year behind us, the Stormwater Utility is moving into the final phase of countywide stormwater management planning.


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Ignoring aging won’t make it go away | Guest column

  • Today at 3:31PM

If you want to learn mountain climbing, you won’t start with Mount Everest. If you yearn to become a great cook, I doubt you’ll begin by hosting a huge dinner party. For all things that are complicated and worth knowing, it takes time, education, practice and patience to learn the tricks, absorb the subtleties and understand what’s really involved.

Citizens Protest Navy ‘Growler” Jet Operations on Whidbey Island | Guest column

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:39PM

Citizens from Whidbey Island and the Puget Sound region will gather at the Navy’s Outlying Field at Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Friday May 9 at 1 p.m. to protest the Navy’s resumption of Growler EA-18G electronic attack jet operations.

Visiting Santa Cruz de la Laguna, Guatemala

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 2:23PM

Many of us support international development organizations with our donations, but rarely get to observe their work firsthand. Recently several Lopezians converged at Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala, to see Amigos de Santa Cruz Foundation in action.

Three-step fix for ferry system | Guest column

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 4:30PM

The level of unpredictability and lack of ferry service in recent months is unacceptable. As a frequent ferry commuter myself, I share the frustration other riders have with the inconsistent and uneven service. I also agree that the responsibility for this lies not as much with Washington State Ferries, but right here in Olympia.

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