It would seem, and I believe it to be, a conflict of
interest for Mr. Hawkins to vote on or include himself in, any action
on the Critical Areas Ordinance, due to the fact that he recently
constructed a house on the water which would be affected by this very
Congress ponders restructuring the economy, they should address
universal health care and how to pay for it. Thirty percent of
insurance premiums are “administrative” costs. With mandatory
insurance, taxpayers will end up paying for people with no coverage, or
those denied coverage. Insurance companies will still collect the
Today, multiple insurance companies require more paperwork
and extra work hours for medical staff, a major reason for growing
health care costs.
The single payer system will cover all citizens
and cost less, no profits, dividends, lobbyists, lawyers fighting cases
against the denied, less paperwork and more money spent on actual
medical delivery. Preventative care with fewer emergency costs will
save almost $350 billion a year alone!
The single payer system could
be administered by a congressionally directed entity like the post
office or FDIC. Citizens could get private and competitive medical
delivery: service up, costs down.
The U.S. is 31st in world health
care delivery (longevity, infant mortality, cost, etc.), much lower
than our standing in science, math, and education!
Let your legislators know you support a single payer medical system.
The wetland ordinance has created so much havoc in my life! How much can a person take?
just finished caring for an elderly lady with Alzheimer disease for
seven years, 24/7. With the help of the hospice, doctors, and the
Alzheimer Association, I was able to keep her home as she passed in my
Her wish for me was to move to Birch Bay to live by my
family she made possible through her will, just enough to buy a small
piece of land and a small home.
So I bought a lot from Whatcom
County at their yearly tax foreclosure auction. As my permit approval
is pending if my current plan goes through not only will I have to
repair the non-county owned trail to my lot to their standards at my
sole expense. I already have a bill of $5,000 for the wetland
specialist I had to hire.
How much can a person handle? A real tragedy.
name is Novia Kruger. I am a part of a team from St. Joseph Hospital
who will be participating in a very special event called the Breast
Cancer 3-day. I will walk 60 miles over the course of three days with
thousands of other women and men.
The net proceeds will support
the breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast
Cancer Fund. To be able to walk in this event, I have to raise $2,300.
So I need your help. Would you please considered making a donation of at least $50? Keep in mind how far I’m walking.
To make a donation, go to www.the3day.org
Click on Donate Now and search for my personal fundraising page (search
for my name). Or you can call 800/996-3DAY to donate over the phone. If
you decide to donate $50 or more, your name or your company name will
go on the back of my training t-shirt which I have designed for the
To have your name or your company name added to the shirt,
please have your donation posted on my personal fundraising page by
My training routine consists of going to the gym three to
four times a week and walking from Birch Bay to Birch Bay Square or to
downtown Blaine (12-15 miles both ways). So as you can see if you
decide to donate the above amount, I will be your “walking”
According to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, more
than 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this
year. Without a cure, one in eight women in the U.S. will continue to
be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s why I’m walking so far. To do
something bold about breast cancer and because everyone deserves a
lifetime. I hope that you’ll share this incredible adventure with me by
supporting me in my fundraising efforts.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
$10 million? $80 million?
council action. Ask our Blaine council how much the Critical Areas
Ordinance will cost the taxpayer and homeowners over the next 10 years.
June 8 is the hearing at 7 p.m. Please be there and /or sign the
Referendum petition at the Hair Shop, 340 Martin Street.