News that the real estate market here is picking up is most welcome. Housing is a big driver in the local economy, and its impact is felt at City Hall in the form of tax revenues and around the community in sales of home-related goods and services — and jobs.
This year’s Seahawk team was another class act that makes you feel good about high school athletic programs.
School security needs to evolve with the times. The district’s long look at current practices and new ideas make sense, and the community should join the discussion to determine what would work best here.
Building awareness that was one of the goals of dancers in Anacortes who participated Thursday in the global movement One Billion Rising organized by V-Day, a nonprofit corporation working to educate and change social attitudes toward violence against women.
We have a long way to go.
Our annual Best of Anacortes promotion is designed to put the spotlight on Anacortes businesses, and encourage you to reacquaint yourself with all the wonderful shopping and dining options we have in Anacortes — and all the service businesses that can meet your needs. The winners and the dozens and dozens of other businesses that received your votes are vital to our community. We encourage you once again to do business with them and keep our community strong.
The main point remains that we need to make a smart, long-term investment in a well-designed new jail. We’ll pay more, but public safety is at the top of the list when it comes to what we expect from our government.