Ranker named one of nation's top 'pro-growth progressives'

State Sen. Kevin Ranker, left, discusses finer points of the legislative process with a colleague in Olympia.  - Contributed photo
  • Mar 27, 2015 at 6:40PM

“I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with my fellow NewDEAL leaders and hearing about what’s working best in their communities that can help us grow and progress here in the state of Washington.”

Spay & neuter? Because it's the humane thing to do | Guest Column

  • Mar 27, 2015 at 7:06PM

One female dog, producing one litter of puppies, will propagate 67,000 dogs in six years. For cats that number can be quadrupled. In the U.S., approximately eight million homeless pets enter animal shelters every year: 8 million.


Reasons to run for the hospital board? Here's three | Letters

  • Mar 27, 2015 at 5:56PM

No. 3: because the Hospital District Board members, who should be responsive to the public on San Juan Island, instead see themselves as apologists for the hospital administration.

San Juan man faces first-degree assault in alleged stabbing case

  • Mar 27, 2015 at 5:52PM

Prosecutors claim a lifelong San Juan Island resident inflicted extensive injuries while wielding a knife in an altercation with another man over the possible sale of a $100 pickup. The presumed victim is himself a defendant in an unrelated felony assault case, accused of brandishing a knife and threatening another man in a recent parking lot confrontation.

Questions answered & concerns addressed in spotlight on Sheriff

  • Mar 26, 2015 at 12:17PM

Sheriff Ron Krebs will be in the spotlight in a town hall discussion sponsored by the San Juan Island chapter of Friends of the Constitution.

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