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May is mental health awareness month | Editorial

  • May 20, 2015 at 7:00AM

Living with a mental illness can be a deeply private, painful experience. It is difficult to talk about or know how to get help. And for the family members of an ill person, the emotions range from sadness to anger to guilt.

 

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We stand with Orcas Island teachers

  • May 19, 2015 at 12:47PM

We think it’s the responsibility of state Legislature to fully fund K-12 public education.

What we learn from our mothers | Editorial

  • May 6, 2015 at 4:00PM

The love we are given by our mothers can set the course for the rest of our lives. Whether it is something as easy as baking cheesecake or understanding the importance of loyalty, our readers shared some of the lessons they have learned from their mother.

Change the world by changing your light bulbs | Guest column

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 1:53PM

In my eighth grade class, we had an assignment to do a study of one of our world’s problems. I chose to research the problem of energy-wasting light bulbs.

Are you allowed to ‘age in place’? | Guest column

  • Apr 30, 2015 at 12:00PM

None of us gets old overnight. We don’t go from, say, age 60 to age 80 in a day. There are years in between and steps we need to take while we’re healthy that will allow us to age with grace. The first rule: live in the right house.

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