March 26: Rep. Larsen holds Town Hall about Trumpcare - Friday Harbor

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will hold a “Town Talk” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Brickworks located at 150 Nichols Street in Friday Harbor. He wants to hear directly from his constituents their questions and concerns about Trumpcare, Congressional Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and any other issues important to them.

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March 30, 31 & April 1, 2: Concerts to Benefit “Salish Sea Stands Against Kinder Morgan”

Canadian First Nations, environmental organizations, and internationally recognized musician Luke Wallace, join the “Pull Together” music tour to resist the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The proposed Kinder Morgan expansion would greatly increase vessel traffic and the risk of an oil spill in the Salish Sea.

The concert tour, coming to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes from March 30 – April 2, will raise legal funds to help First Nations stop the construction of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline.

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Opponents Needed for Lopez Hospital District Ballot Measure

A proposal to form a public hospital district on Lopez Island will be on the April ballot for Lopez voters. In order to ensure an informed electorate, it is the responsibility of the proponents of ballot measures to appoint committees to write arguments for and against the measures. If a group is unable to appoint committees, that responsibility falls to the County Auditor.

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San Juan County seeking consultants to assist with Comprehensive Plan Update

San Juan County issued a Request for Proposals (RFP)  from qualified consultants to work on aspects of the county's Comprehensive Plan Update. Proposals are encouraged from consulting firms with expertise in the Growth Management Act to assist with comprehensive planning, effective citizen engagement, and updates related to the community Vision statement and evaluation of Natural Resource Lands. Consultants may submit proposals for one or all of the RFPs as qualified.

Submittals must be received by 3 pm  Monday, April 24, 2017.

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