Traffic in the Greater Hansville Area has increased dramatically since we moved here, almost 20 years ago.
There was an understandable uproar recently when the Poulsbo assisted living facility, Liberty Shores, abruptly issued eviction notices to 11 residents for whom the facility was receiving Medicaid payments. Just as abruptly, the facility announced some 10 days later that it was reversing the decision to withdraw from the Medicaid program.
Remember the rhyme of the Ancient Mariner stranded in the middle of the ocean with no fresh water: “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink?” That might be the case again someday if we don’t use water wisely and clean up contaminated rivers, streams and lakes.
Who is Referendum 67 sticking it to? It’s a question everyone should ask before they ink “yes” or “no” on their ballots. Those backing the measure say insurance companies take, take, take and when asked to give, turn up their noses at deserving claimants. But how much of that is based in fact, and how much are the attorneys who landed this one on the ballot playing the old smoke and mirrors game?
Anger. Disappointment. A tad resentful. Whatever the people involved in the Tibbits and Gaines annexation issues are feeling right now, it’s justified.
The Poulsbo City Council on Wednesday night had the perfect opportunity to show its concern for some future residents. And it failed to do so. On the night in question, the council was met with an unusual standing room only crowd of spectators who were all attracted by one of two agenda items.