Category: Opinion

Radiation / Treatment Understanding Opinions

Personally, it doesn’t change my mind about nuclear electricity. Nuclear reactors make horrifically poisonous stuff, and there’s no way to eliminate radiation.. It has a 1/2 life. Radio active materials decay, meaning they become less radioactive over time. 1/2 life…

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Nuclear Disaster in Japan

Radiation is leaking in at least one nuclear power plant in Japan as a result of the failure of electric back up systems, designed to operate in the case of electric failure in the nuclear plant. For unknown reasons, an…

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Mandatory Vehicle Permits on Orcas Island

Orcas Island suffers the same problems as many highly popular tourist destinations. It attracts huge numbers of tourists. With tourists come the tourist spending – about 130 million a year in San Juan County as a whole. Its the single…

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San Juan Island Ferry Funding

There’s really nothing quite like a ferry ride from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, Orcas, Lopez, Shaw Islands. The Anacortes – San Juan Islands ferry ride has magnificent views of Mt. Baker on the mainland, and is simply one of the…

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Photo Tips Blog

I’ve enjoyed photographer for many years, and occasionally, I’ll find a source of information and tips that are entertaining and informative. Video blogging is hot. Mostly Lisa’s video blog is an example of how the Internet is changing. See here…

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Rural San Juan County Gets Shot a Broadband

For every dollar in taxes paid in Washington State, the State receives less than 90 cents back. Every Federal program that will help San Juan County raise the average wage, improve our environment and benefit the commonwealth should be applied…

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Orcas Island Food Cooperative

San Juan County residents are intelligent and in touch with the world. Recently San Juan Island opened its Food Cooperative and Orcas Island’s budding effort is Share via social networks. Tweet

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Orcas Island History: Orcas Island Airport

I’ve just learned that historylink.org have developed a historical perspective on the Orcas Island Airport. John Caldbick, published this article under creative commons license which allows any reproduction, so long as both the author and the organization are named. February…

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San Juan County Gigabit Fiber to the Home: Open Letter to Opalco Board

Dear Opalco Board Members, Privatizing the Opalco membership owned Fiber Optic Network is not recommended. Privatization will lead to narrow choices, higher prices and poor performance due to capital service requirements. Opalco’s Board should take the following steps. Establish a…

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Fiber to the Home: Recommendations to San Juan County Commissioners

Local Road Construction Requirements City-sponsored road construction projects that involve tearing up streets should include the requirement that underground conduit, for future use, be installed at the same time. We concur with Google’s recommendation Share via social networks. Tweet

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