Walking on a California beach, Dylan D'Haeze was worried and scared about the amount of plastic polluting the ocean. Deciding to do more than worry, the 13-year-old Orcas Island filmmaker put together a documentary, Plastic is Forever. The award-winning 20-minute film covers the history of plastic, its myriad uses and the big problem with it - it doesn't go away.
Will the case against former Orcas Island teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner be dismissed in San Juan County Superior Court tomorrow (April 21, 2017) or will it proceed to trial? County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord's response to the defendant's motion to dismiss doesn't include much in the way of arguments against it.
No Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., nor are carrier-based flight training scheduled at Ault Field for the week of April 23-29, 2017.
OLYMPIA – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Morris is the first of its kind in the country to protect individual privacy rights associated with biometric identifiers.
Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) is chair of the House Technology and Economic Development Committee, and has made privacy rights protection a priority.
A Coast Guard crew rescued two 12-year-old male kayakers who became stranded on Crab Island Wednesday, April 18, 2017. The kayakers paddled out to meet Coast Guard Station Bellingham crewmembers aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and were safely transported to the boat ramp at Hunter’s Point on Lopez Island.
A hard landing by Washington State Ferry Elwha at the Lopez Island terminal stopped ferry service to the island for several hours Easter Sunday, April 16, 2016. Damage to a wingwall had to be inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard before the dock could be reopened. The ferry Elwha was taken out of service. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. The Lopez terminal was reopened around 3 p.m. Full service was restored to the San Juan Islands route by 7:35 p.m. when the Samish replaced the Elwha.
The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. The objectives of NHDD are to provide much-needed information to the public, reduce the number of tragedies that occur when a person’s wishes are unknown, and improve the ability of healthcare facilities and providers to offer informed and thoughtful guidance about advance healthcare planning to their patients.