Brennan: Vote No on Initiative 1639

Proponents for I-1639 say it is an initiative for ‘Safe Schools and Communities’ gun control. However all three major law enforcement organizations in the State of Washington are asking you to vote NO. As a recently retired officer with 30 years of experience I can tell that no one is more interested in ‘Safe Schools and Communities’ than law enforcement, but the Washington State Sheriffs Association WSSA, the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs WACOPS and the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association WSLEFIA all agree IT WILL DO NOTHING TO STOP A SINGLE CRIME.

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Horoscopes by Triana October 15-21, 2018 Venus and Mercury in Scorpio Square Mars in Aquarius; Weekend Great For Festivities

We’ve been through this Mars square Venus thing before, and now Mercury joins the action. On the big stage, more of the same in terms of secrets becoming open knowledge, a lot of arguing as midterm elections approach, same old same old tired stuff of a consciousness ready to completely turn itself over like a lake at the end of its productive cycle. The nutrients from the bottom rise to the top and an entire new cycle begins with new life, healthier life forms and the emergence of vibrancy. Such is the collective consciousness, and anyone well versed in Jungian psychology or a fan of Joseph Campbell will see exactly what’s happening for what it is. What’s going to happen? Where is it going? Who’s the driver, anyway? We can spend our time fervently trying to figure it all out and waste our time and energy or we can stay on the task at hand and keep an ear to the ground. If we’ve learned anything, it should be that the more we know, the more we know what we don’t know. In a way this is a good thing because we can still learn, be curious, embrace change and pull bits and pieces out of the maelstrom that fit our mindsets.

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Lange: Why I Support Randy Gaylord for Prosecuting Attorney

I support Randy Gaylord for Prosecuting Attorney because has demonstrated exceptional leadership during his many years in that position. He has continued to advocate for the rights of the members of our community and for environmental protection of our islands. Just two examples: Randy has been a leader in protecting the rights of victims of crimes and in protecting our environment and our quality of life including many land use cases and protection of Orca whales.

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Appel: Our Necessary Alliance

This will have been a hotly contested election. There have been allegations of errors, omissions and behavior, some of which but for the public stature of the targets, might arguably be libelous, and in the time-honored tradition of one corner of our community, are posted anonymously. I’m not commenting on the allegations themselves, I’m concerned about the tone.

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