Friday Harbor whale expert Ken Balcomb's Moclips Cetological Society received a corporate donation from Pornhub.com, in honor of National Whale Day this past February.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juans is gearing up to offer free yoga classes to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, and is excited to begin classes later this summer. However, they are in need of supplies! Do you have any unused yoga mats sitting in the back of your closet? Dusty bolsters or blocks boxed away in your garage? If so, consider donating your unused or gently used yoga supplies to DVSAS! They are currently in need of: Yoga mats Blocks Bolsters Straps
State Senator Kevin Ranker and State Representative Kris Lytton joined San Juan County Democrats on Tuesday, June 21 for the grand opening of Democracy Place, the county party's 2016 election headquarters.
Christelle Inema, Spring Street International School exchange student from Rwanda has not had much experience with snow or ice but she will spend 12 days trekking about Alaskan glaciers from June 17-28, in the program of a life time "Girls on Ice".
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By Jimmt Roller
A basking shark has been spotted near British Columbia's Central Coast, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
This Wednesday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m. it's the Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show, held on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School.
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court's 4-4 decision on United States v. Texas, which left a lower court order on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans Program in place:
The Washington State Democratic Party has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for the presidential nominee at its state convention in Tacoma. San Juan County delegate Learner Limbach, from Orcas Island, attended the event on June 18–19 and was chosen to serve on the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee. There are only 187 members on the committee in the nation and Limbach is one of two Sanders supporters chosen to serve from Washington. The platform is essentially a guide for the Democratic Party and will be recommended to the Democratic Party's National Platform for approval by the convention delegates. Limbach will be traveling to Orlando, Flo., to work on the platform. The Journal asked Limbach a few questions about his new role.
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This past Saturday, June 25, Seattle's "City Cantabile Choir" held their Orca Sing annual concert in conjunction with the Friday Harbor Whale Museum, and Friends of the San Juans. While Orca's were not within sight, hopefully they were within earshot and could appreciate the performance as much as those, who lined the rocks around Lime Kiln Lighthouse.
Small amounts of sewage are draining from Roche Harbor homes into Westcott Bay because they are not able to connect to the resort's larger system due to the current zoning. While the amount of drainage shows no sign of being harmful, Roche Harbor property owner Kevin Peterson worries about the future.
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member on the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that after a four year effort to expand reproductive services for veterans his provision to overturn a ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF) services for veterans has passed the House as part of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs conference report. The conference report will now be considered by the Senate.
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center was recognized this week with the 2016 QUEST ® Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading nationwide health care improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care. The medical center was honored at Premier's annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition on June 21.
He has been called a champion of the obscure, and David George Gordon, writer of Eat-A-Bug Cook Book, as well as books on slugs, snails, tarantulas and cockroaches, admits that is a fair description of himself.
The state's ongoing investments to protect clean water continue as $109 million in financial assistance heads toward 54 high-priority projects across Washington to protect the health of lakes, rivers, streams, marine waters, and the groundwater we drink.
UPDATE: Gerald Grillet-Tinner has been found guilty for both counts.
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after more than 100 U.S. Representatives and Senators held a sit-in on the House floor to demand action on gun violence prevention: