OPALCO’s ‘shock treatment’ | Guest column

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  • Mar 27, 2015 at 7:00AM

Be warned. Some of us, particularly small electricity users, might be in for an electrifying shock treatment. Electricity prices are going up to the point where some may no longer be able to afford it.


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Kevin’s time at Orcas Fire will be remembered | Editorial

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 7:00AM

It is with a heavy heart that we write about Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien’s leaving Orcas Fire and Rescue for a chief position in Lake Stevens.

Can we protect our parents?

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:38PM

My grandmother is vicious to my father, her son. He has heart problems, so I’m afraid for his health. She’s 85 and can’t live alone anymore. He tried taking care of her at home, but she complained constantly.

Local police going too far? | Guest column

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 7:00AM

I was intrigued to read the Islands’ Sounder recent story about the sheriff’s survey. My immediate reaction was that surely those on Orcas Island who gave poor marks to the police were NOT just referencing the incident on San Juan last Christmas.

Staying balanced in the age of technology | Editorial

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 2:19PM

We’ve seen the positive side of the internet: connecting friends and family, sharing knowledge of the world around us, doing business from afar, spreading social awareness – the list goes on.

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