Wednesday, February 15, 2012

in the Feb. 15, 2012 issue

Saturday's Fire
Photo by Don Coyote
Photographer Don Coyote was on the scene for the training fire Fire District 13 arranged just outside La Conner on Saturday. Four obsolete agricultural buildings were totally destroyed in the blaze.
Photos by Don Coyote

School levies passing
La Conner School District replacement levies appeared headed for approval Tuesday.
Proposition 1, the educational programs and operation levy, pays for instruction in foreign language, advanced math, music, drama and other instruction that state funding doesn’t cover. It had 890 “yes” votes and 381 “no” votes.
Proposition 2, the technology levy, gives students access to the latest in computer technology and provides every high school student with a laptop for school and home use. It was passing 877 “yes” to 380 “no.”

How about a park at the old fish plant?
Writer Adrian Sharpe talked to La Conner Parks Commissioners, who are mulling a very interesting idea to turn a shady, grassy stretch of town-owned shoreline adjacent to the town's public boat launch and Pioneer Park into a public shoreline.
Read all about it in today's paper!

Taking the human suffering out of technology
    Writer Anna Ferdinand is back with a story on one woman's efforts to put an end to the ugly stories hidden in the computers and cellular devices we use every day. From inhumane working conditions at assembly factories in China, to a war in Africa that has claimed millions of lives as violent militia control mining of the materials that go into our cell phones.
     Read Anna's interview with Lisa Shannon in today's paper.

From the Police Blotter:

10:57 a.m.: Unloved – A car’s owner decided it was time to part ways with the falling apart contraption. It was abandoned on Moore Road near Conway.

Pick up a copy of today's paper in the usual spots. Just three quarters for news, good reading and a little entertainment.

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