REUTERS: Biden drops reelection bid, backs Harris to top Democratic ticket
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REUTERS: Biden drops reelection bid, backs Harris to top Democratic ticket

By Jeff Mason , Jarrett Renshaw and Steve HollandJuly 21, 202412:14 PM PDT REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware, July 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden ended his reelection campaign on Sunday after fellow Democrats lost faith in his mental acuity and ability to beat Donald Trump while endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris to replace him as the party’s candidate. Biden, 81, in a post on…

MARCHING TOWARD 100-GOAL – 62 CNL2 Subscribers Making it Real
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MARCHING TOWARD 100-GOAL – 62 CNL2 Subscribers Making it Real

To date, 62 people who support the direction of CNL2 have purchased a monthly ($7/month) or annual ($77, 12th month is free) subscription.

More are needed.

Subscriptions are the foundation of the revenue needed to build CNL2 into a great community asset.  And they are deeply motivating to CNL2’s founders. Other sources of revenue for CNL2 are donations and grants.

CNL2 is a non-profit Washington Corporation. An application with the IRS for tax exempt status is pending.

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Brandy Bennett, a WSF Chief Engineer, Offers Unique View of Extreme Challenges at Work
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Brandy Bennett, a WSF Chief Engineer, Offers Unique View of Extreme Challenges at Work

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 9:00 p.m.Video directed by Jeremy TylerInterview by Jeff Noedel Brandy Bennett is a Chief Engineer of a Washington State Ferry vessel. But not just any vessel, she is one of four Chief Engineers of the M/V Tillikum, the San Juans’…

PART 1 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 2 (Orcas)

PART 1 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 2 (Orcas)

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Tuesday’s League of Women Voters candidates forum was held Thursday evening at the Orcas Senior Center. All three primary candidates for County Council Residency District 2 participated. Our recording is presented in three parts. This is part one. This CNL2 video is approximately 29 minutes…

PART 2 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 2 (Orcas)

PART 2 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 2 (Orcas)

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Tuesday’s League of Women Voters candidates forum was held Thursday evening at the Orcas Senior Center. All three primary candidates for County Council Residency District 2 participated. Our recording is presented in three parts. This is part two. This CNL2 video is approximately 29-3/4 minutes in…

PART 3 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 2 (Orcas)

PART 3 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 2 (Orcas)

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Tuesday’s League of Women Voters candidates forum was held Thursday evening at the Orcas Senior Center. All three primary candidates for County Council Residency District 2 participated. Our recording is presented in three parts. This is part three. This CNL2 video is approximately 29 minutes in…

Washington State Ferries Selects ABB as Propulsion Single-source Vendor for 5 New Hybrid Ferries
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Washington State Ferries Selects ABB as Propulsion Single-source Vendor for 5 New Hybrid Ferries

ABB has been awarded a contract by Washington State Ferries (WSF) to serve as the propulsion single source vendor (PSSV) for its groundbreaking new hybrid electric 160-auto ferries. This project marks a significant milestone in the evolution of sustainable maritime transportation in the US and beyond, with ABB playing a pivotal role in the development…

PART 2 OF 2: Lincoln Bormann on How County Land Bank Works with Preservation Trust

PART 2 OF 2: Lincoln Bormann on How County Land Bank Works with Preservation Trust

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE This is part 2 of CNL2’s interview of Lincoln Bormann, conducted on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 by Heather Spaulding, Editor of the Journal of the San Juans, and CNL2’s Jeff Noedel. This CNL2 video is approximately 21-3/4 minutes in duration.

What’s So Funny? Nicole Santora Wants to Increase Laughter
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What’s So Funny? Nicole Santora Wants to Increase Laughter

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Nicole Santora is serious about comedy. She wants to increase the San Juans’ comedy quotient. In this interview, Nicole shares her story, her passion for comedy — including sketch comedy and improv, and her passion for producing live shows. This CNL2 video is approximately 22-1/2…

PART 1 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 1

PART 1 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 1

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Tuesday’s League of Women Voters candidates forum was held at the San Juan Island Grange. All three primary candidates for County Council Residency District 1 participated. Our recording is presented in three parts. This is part one. This CNL2 video is approximately 28-3/4 minutes in…

PART 2 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 1

PART 2 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 1

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Tuesday’s League of Women Voters candidates forum was held at the San Juan Island Grange. All three primary candidates for County Council Residency District 1 participated. Our recording is presented in three parts. This is part two. This CNL2 video is approximately 35 minutes in…

PART 3 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 1

PART 3 OF 3: League of Women Voters Primary Election Forum – San Juan County Council, District 1

A CNL2 VIDEO IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Tuesday’s League of Women Voters candidates forum was held at the San Juan Island Grange. All three primary candidates for County Council Residency District 1 participated. Our recording is presented in three parts. This is part three. This CNL2 video is approximately 27-3/4 minutes in…

At Lake Chelan: ‘Pioneer Fire’ Grows to 23,500 Acres

At Lake Chelan: ‘Pioneer Fire’ Grows to 23,500 Acres

The “Pioneer Fire” at Lake Chelan in Central Washington has grown to 23,500 acres. It is only 14 percent contained. According to Facebook posts by the the Chelan County Emergency Management Department, the fire is being fought using 14 crews, nine helicopters, 20 engines, 23 water tenders, and 18 pieces of heavy equipment. On Tuesday,…

New ‘Fix Our Ferries’ Group Makes Public Their Appeal to Governor

New ‘Fix Our Ferries’ Group Makes Public Their Appeal to Governor

Governor Jay Inslee Office of the GovernorPO Box 40002Olympia, WA 98504-0002  The Fix Our Ferries citizen action movement, which now includes representative groups from Vashon Island, the San Juan Islands, and Bremerton, has come together to press for legislative action during the 2025 budget session to address the years-long ferry crisis.  This transportation crisis affects the…