Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 138 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Criminal case dismissed due to county employee misconduct

A zooming camera resulted in a case being thrown out in the…

  • Feb 11th, 2019 10:54am
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Man charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff’s Office William Yukluk, 29, of Friday…

  • Feb 11th, 2019 10:53am

Friday Harbor man charged with domestic violence and strangulation

James Rockford Desermeaux, 25, of Friday Harbor has been charged with one…

  • Feb 11th, 2019 9:33am
J16/Slick breaches while J26/Mike swims nearby on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786)

Southern residents focus of Way of the Whales conference

The more we learn about the orcas, the less we know, according…

  • Feb 9th, 2019 1:30am
J16/Slick breaches while J26/Mike swims nearby on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786)
Jim Goodson photo/Centers for Disease Control
                                A baby in the Philippines suffers from measles in a 2014 outbreak.

Measles outbreak spreads across Washington

A highly contagious infectious disease is slowly making its way through the…

  • Feb 8th, 2019 1:30am
Jim Goodson photo/Centers for Disease Control
                                A baby in the Philippines suffers from measles in a 2014 outbreak.

Chamber luncheon focuses on county and town updates

Roads, housing and taxes were the themes of the San Juan Chamber…

  • Feb 5th, 2019 1:30am

Kuetzing named interim EMS chief | Update

With the future of San Juan Island EMS at a crossroads, a…

  • Feb 4th, 2019 4:47pm

Investigation finds former Sen. Ranker harassed employee

An independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by former Sen. Kevin…

  • Feb 1st, 2019 6:49pm

Kaiser Permanente denies airlift services

Kaiser Permanente denied 20 air ambulance flights from the San Juan Islands…

  • Jan 30th, 2019 3:28pm

Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook

With Kaiser Permanente denying claims for emergency air ambulance services, it’s a…

  • Jan 30th, 2019 9:55am

Senior services says goodbye to Wendy Stephens

Wendy Stephens, who has kept vigil over the islands’ seniors for decades,…

  • Jan 26th, 2019 1:30am

SeaDoc Society premieres new web series

What would you do if a sea lion wrapped its mouth around…

  • Jan 25th, 2019 1:30am

Gov. Inslee says orcas are a priority

The Southern resident orcas are among Gov. Jay Inslee’s top priorities in…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019 1:30am

Nick Power accused of campaign finance violations; cleared of two complaints

In the aftermath of the 2018 general election, San Juan County candidates…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019 1:30am

Property owner files a legal complaint about vacation rentals

An Orcas man is intending to sue the county, a state agency…

  • Jan 22nd, 2019 2:03pm

Orca task force is briefed on Washington state budget

Gov. Jay Inslee is committed to saving the Southern resident orca population…

  • Jan 18th, 2019 1:30am

Two Southern resident orcas nearing death

Two Southern resident orcas nearing death

  • Jan 8th, 2019 2:44pm

San Juan County 911 service restored | Update

Communities across the nation were without the ability to call 911 due…

  • Dec 28th, 2018 11:45am

Salish Sea hatcheries to increase salmon stocks

When more buyers want a product, a company will often raise production…

  • Dec 23rd, 2018 1:30am
Contributed photo/Washington Department of Fish Wildlife 
                                Captive abalone from Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes

Sea snails struggle in the Salish Sea

The Southern resident killer whales aren’t the only species headed toward extinction…

  • Dec 20th, 2018 1:30am
Contributed photo/Washington Department of Fish Wildlife 
                                Captive abalone from Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

In San Juan County, driving while drunk is the No. 1 cause…

  • Dec 19th, 2018 1:30am

Journal publisher is 2018 ‘Flat Person’ for Orcas Island Community Foundation

Each year, the Orcas Island Community Foundation features a “flat person” as…

  • Dec 16th, 2018 1:30am

San Juan County has state’s highest voter turnout

San Juan islanders are the most active voters in the state. “We…

  • Dec 11th, 2018 1:30am

Tribes give spoken testimonies against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Four Washington Native American tribes won’t let international borders stop their voices…

  • Dec 4th, 2018 1:30am

San Juan County to consider cyclists, hikers in street designs

Walkers, cyclists and drivers are all critical to San Juan County road…

  • Dec 1st, 2018 1:30am

Vacation rental crack down in the San Juans

More than 40 people have paid nearly $58,000 in penalties since new…

  • Nov 27th, 2018 1:30am

Paul Allen leaves a legacy on the San Juan Islands

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen not only left a substantial impact on the…

  • Oct 30th, 2018 9:43am

How women shaped the world | Women in Business

Throughout history there have been women who made great advancements to society,…

  • Oct 21st, 2018 1:30am

San Juans to glow purple in honor of domestic violence victims

For the month of October, SAFE San Juans hopes to make the…

  • Sep 30th, 2018 10:32am

Canadian Court of Appeals halts Trans Mountain Pipeline

Another legal roadblock was put in the path of the Trans Mountain…

  • Sep 6th, 2018 1:13pm

Task force to save orcas meets in Anacortes

With just 75 Southern resident orcas remaining, a group is taking action…

  • Sep 4th, 2018 3:04pm

Shoreline Master Program needs updates to protect marine habitat

It’s back to the drawing board for San Juan County’s Shoreline Master…

  • Aug 30th, 2018 10:21am

San Juan County residents drink more than their neighbors | UW Medicine program releases health data

San Juan County residents outdrink the rest of the state by more…

  • Aug 29th, 2018 9:23am

Research shows Cypress net pen collapse released infected salmon

When more than 260,000 Atlantic salmon spilled from a failed net pen…

  • Aug 23rd, 2018 10:07am

Canadian fires cause bad air quality in the San Juans

More than 500 fires are burning in British Columbia and there are…

  • Aug 20th, 2018 3:30pm

$10,000 reward offered for information on the explosive device at Turtleback Mountain trail | Update

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to…

  • Aug 16th, 2018 3:19pm

Man escapes custody on ferry, caught an hour later

A 28-year-old Orcas man escaped medical transport custody at the Anacortes ferry…

  • Aug 12th, 2018 1:44pm

Ferries flow smoothly as summer begins to ebb

Ferry service in the San Juans should return to its regularly scheduled…

  • Aug 11th, 2018 10:18am

San Juan County employee saves capsized Orkila teens

It was almost impossible to see a waving paddle and a capsized…

  • Jul 25th, 2018 7:00am

Shook Twins come to shake up the San Juan Islands

Katelyn and Laurie Shook are often asked if they’re actually twins or…

  • Jul 7th, 2018 7:00am