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The U.S. is currently experiencing outbreaks of measles, mumps and pertussis (whooping cough), including cases reported in Washington state.
Community Events, March 2015
Feb. 14 marks our 95th anniversary of the oldest nonpartisan voter registration organization in the U.S. – the League of Women Voters. After a struggle of more than 50 years, Washington women won the right to vote on Nov. 8, 1910 – 105 years ago.
Several years ago a friend expressed her frustration about her need to drive a car, which only added to the destruction of the air quality and contributed to global warming.
I support the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal to be located in the Cherry Point area of Whatcom County. I believe in sound environmental principles, but firmly feel this can be built in an environmentally compatible manner.
According to the state Department of Health, San Juan County has the lowest vaccination rate in the state. Of the 1,929 students enrolled in grades K-12, (2013-14), only 57.2 percent are vaccinated. Vaccinations are required but parents/guardians can, and do, obtain exemptions for their children.