Town honors NAS Whidbey SAR

Mayor Carrie Lacher of the Town of Friday Harbor presented a plaque thanking and honoring the air and ground crews of the Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the Friday Harbor Airport during an evening ceremony on Tuesday September 19, 2017. Over the last several years Whidbey SAR has flown many heroic missions to San Juan Island to aid those in life threatening condition and deliver them to hospitals on the mainland.


Bipartisan, Bicameral PNW Members Defend Their Farmers from NAFTA Renegotiation Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, September 20, 2017 U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), and Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a bipartisan group of members of Congress urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to abandon a proposal to establish a trade remedy provision for perishable and seasonal products that would harm the competiveness of fruit and vegetable growers in Washington state and Oregon. The provision is being considered as a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation process.


Suicide Prevention Part III: John Henry Mason Foundation and Mental Health First Aid

Twenty-year-old John Mason, a deeply compassionate and sensitive Shaw Island resident, died by suicide in 2013. His sister Rebecca Smemo said: "It was hard for him, every little thing that came up, every little tragedy in the world affected him so hugely. It was agony that he could't help everybody feel loved."

Rebecca Smemo and Terri Mason on Shaw Island

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