Ballots due Tuesday; newsletter (yes, boring title…)

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Greetings Conservatives! Ballots Due Tuesday 11/7! These types of elections are always a challenge for us. Although they are “non-partisan,” just saying it doesn’t make it so. Many of the most partisan, vicious people I have met claim to have no party affiliation.   On the other hand, some of the most temperamentally cheerful and welcoming people I have met embrace their party. They recognize the value of a coalition of like-minded (not same-minded) people, and see a party not as an oppressive system of same-ness, but as a coalition of allied people with diverse beliefs and intents. We stick together to allow each… Click Here to Read More

Ballot Observers Needed!

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It’s Election Time…   … and observers are needed!   Have you ever wondered how ballots are collected from Lopez and Orcas? The relevant law is found here: WAC 434-250-100: Ballot deposit sites. On Lopez and orcas, the ballots are usually picked up two to three times per election. The Box can only be opened with two people present, per state law. They open the box, move the ballots into a secure container (see picture), sign the log with the proper ID number (corresponding to the seal) and place it INSIDE the container with the ballots, attach a padlock, and then… Click Here to Read More

Central Committee Meeting on Sept 30th (and the news digest)

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  GREETINGS CONSERVATIVES:   Announcing: Central Committee Meeting  Sept 30th, 12 pm Heritage Bank meeting room in Friday Harbor  535 Market Street  (go around back)   And Announcing an Encore Event: with Ed Kilduff, Hydrologist  Oct 7th Orcas Island  More details forthcoming Save the Date!   Public Service Announcements: Flu Clinic, Burn Ban lightened  First a public service announcement — fall flu clinics are coming shortly, between Sept 20th and Nov 15th, depending on your island.   Also, campfire restrictions are being eased. It’s been a bad year for fires!   Lasty, the “local newspapers are producing the second annual Senior Resource Guide. Like last… Click Here to Read More

A Difficult Summer

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GREETINGS CONSERVATIVES!   IT’S BEEN A DIFFICULT SUMMER! view email in original formatting here   Another September 11th has come and gone, but we haven’t forgotten the fallen. I still remember exactly where I was and exactly what I was doing. I can’t say that about last Thursday, much less a date almost 2 decades ago. Soon thereafter I changed my major to Middle East Studies/Arabic and planned a career in the Intelligence Services — a life plan that didn’t pan out, as is often the case. Many other life plans didn’t workout that day, and in much more profound… Click Here to Read More

Digest our local news: strike ends, county settles on court case, hunting season arrives, Reichart retires

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Greetings Conservatives!   Picture: central washington on fire   This week is short and sweet. I have no announcements to make, and no issue to spotlight.   Local News Digest “San Juan County settles with alleged assault victim.” (Journal) The county admitted no fault, and settled for a very small amount of money. If there was really a case, the settlement would have been much higher. The county risk pool apparently decided to settle. Whatever else he may be, Ron Krebs seems a very decent person, so it would take quite a bit for me to believe allegations of wrongdoing… Click Here to Read More

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