Election filing ended last week with few surprises, but this election season should be anything but dull.
The Aug. 6 primary election will feature a four-way battle for Anacortes mayor. Incumbent Dean Maxwell seeks a sixth term. He faces serious challenges from Brian Geer, Laurie Gere and Mitch Everton, all of whom are well-versed in Anacortes affairs and have strong records of community involvement.
Let’s get on with the process of working with MJB to create a win-win situation that puts large chunks of its valuable property to work.
The decision to close the Anacortes Boys & Girls Club and the three other clubs around the county for the summer was another reminder of how tight things continually are for this valuable nonprofit.
The news this week about Island Hospital demonstrates again the deep, longstanding community support for our premier health care facility — and also the shifting almost tumultuous world of health care financing that poses so many questions for the hospital’s future.
Earth Day is about awareness. The events here are encouraging, and we have seen in Anacortes over the last decade a growing concern about all the issues that spawned the first Earth Day as well as new ones.
We need to fold the arts into as many classrooms as possible, rather than always keep them set apart, where they’re too easily viewed as an “extra” or “frill.”