WASHINGTON, D.C. (link)—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, the country's annual defense policy bill.
They came with their families, they carried their babies on boats and they envisioned a better life for themselves. They worked in orchards, in hotels and in the quarries. Some eventually bought farms.
The May 19th Special Port Commission meeting and Executive Session will continue tomorrow, May 20th at 10:30am at the Spring Street Landing Pier meeting room. The purpose of continuing the Executive Session: Personnel – To evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (g).
Dr. Elisa Zaragoza-Macias, MPG, Cardiologist from Peace Health North Cascade Cardiology, will be Mended Hearts guest speaker. Her presentation will feature information to help attendees understand diagnosis of Heart Failure.
At its regular semi-annual meeting yesterday, the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names approved proposals from Washington residents to officially designate two geographic features in the state. The committee's selections will go before the Board of Natural Resources (acting as the Washington State Board on Geographic Names) for a final decision at one of its regular public meetings.
Notice of special meeting on San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. Meeting is for EMS work sessions to develop framework for the SJIEMS Strategic Plan on Monday, May 23, from 12 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m. in the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building, 1079 Spring St.
Common Sense Alliance has taken its objections to San Juan County's Critical Area Ordinance to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Some minor updates are in store for a permit used by Washington state agencies to treat marine algae and aquatic animal species not native to state waters. Once non-native species become established in a new environment where there are few natural enemies or disease to keep them in check, they may spread rapidly and cause biological and economic harm
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two "free days" next month: Saturday, June 4, recognition of National Trails Day and Saturday, June 11, National Get Outdoors Day. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks on these dates.
Islanders and Pacific Whale Watch Association members have long been protective of local whales and proactive in their attempts to ensure these wild animals stay just that – wild. With hobby drones becoming more popular the PWWA is already taking steps to regulate the use of these Unmanned Aerial Vehicles around orcas and other wildlife.
OPAL Community Land Trust is pursuing a major affordable housing project for Orcas Island.
On Monday May 23, the Ferry Advisory Committee meeting started with Chairman Jim Corenman of San Juan Island inviting citizens to share public testimony, and made it clear that all topics were up for discussion.
The San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls.
Building permit applications submitted on or after July 1, 2016, will need to meet the requirements of the 2015 International Codes and Washington State Amendments. Please see the attached list of some of the significant changes. Chief Building Official, Fred Schaller, has added several specifications in red. The County will continue working on adding more specifications and links to other resources. If you would like to continue receiving information such as this, please sign up for our permitting and inspections news flashes and notifications. http://www.sanjuanco.com/list.aspx Select "News Flash" from the available lists, click on the envelope next to "Permitting & Inspections," and follow the instructions to activate.
Submitted by Greg Winter
The ongoing struggle between Washington State Ferries, Olympic Cascade Services Inc and Centerplate Inc. was postponed at a May 20 hearing by a Thurston County judge. The new hearing, June 24, will decide whether or not Olympic Cascade is able to proceed with a trial to determine if WSF followed due process when awarding their food services contract.The continuation will give both parties and the judge time to look sift through the extensive paperwork involved. "There is literally hundreds and hundreds, probably thousands, of pages of documents needing review," said Ian Sterling, Washington State Ferry's spokesperson. "All sides need time to look at those, including the judge."
According to consumer research company, comScore, 80 percent of the U.S. population now owns a smartphone. Changing how people experience a destination, smartphones and the apps they run are rapidly becoming the go-to information gathering method for visitors to the San Juans.
Submitted by the University of Washington
With Memorial Day fast approaching, now is the time to start planning ahead to avoid spending the holiday weekend stuck in traffic. Drivers also can:
Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor