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Opening reception for new exhibits at IMA | Slideshow

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Three new artists are showcasing their work at San Juan Island Museum of Art through the fall

How to help Eastern Washington firefighters

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The Okanogan Conservation District is asking for support for firefighters and residents in Eastern Washington that are affected by the wildfires. This is the state’s worst fire season on record. An estimated 732,608 acres have burned, with 13 uncontained fires still burning. The Okanogan Complex fire is the largest wildfire the state has ever seen, nearing 300,000 acres.

Regional artists illuminate the Pacific Northwest at IMA

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 9:34AM

Three artists capture the uniquely muted Pacific Northwest light to create gems for the San Juan Islands Museum of Art shows opening Aug. 29.

Q&A with local artist Joe Miller

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 2:13PM

Miller will have an exhibit up at IMA until November 9.

Car show this weekend at San Juan Vineyards

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 4:00PM

During the past six years, nearly $50,000 has been distributed to six local charities. This has been made possible through generous donations by sponsors, entrants, and spectators.

Land Bank receives 30-acre donation on Westside Road

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 1:03PM

Donors Paul and Beatrice Reiss gave the land in hopes it will be preserved for future generations.

Return of the wasps — what you can do

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 7:00AM updated Aug 27, 2015 at 12:13PM

The Journal wants to know: are there more wasps out and about this summer?

New auto repair shop to open in Surina Business Park

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Aug 27, 2015 at 12:00PM

Sept. 1 Robert and Bettie Allen will be opening Allen Auto Repair to provide a place for locals to get quality automotive care for low cost.

Rep. Rick Larsen visits the San Juans | Slideshow

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 11:19AM

Rep. Rick Larsen visited San Juan Island and Lopez Island this week to hold round table discussions and visit locally important sites.

Island County prosecutor recuses himself from jail death review

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 9:41AM

Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks announced today that he no longer believes he is the right person to review the April death of Keaton Farris in the Coupeville Jail.

Domestic violence call ends in car chase and arrest in Friday Harbor

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Aug 26, 2015 at 2:38PM

A pursuit ensued from the Kanaka Bay area and ended in Friday Harbor when the subject abandoned his vehicle behind the ball fields on Spring Street and fled on foot.

Student representative needed for the Friday Harbor Arts Commission

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 1:00PM

The student will serve a one-year term from October 2015 to August 2016 as a non-voting member of the commission.

Applications available for loans and grants from low income housing fund

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The deadline to apply for funding for local projects is Sept. 30

Kevin Roth for marshal | Letters

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Voting for the Fourth of July 2016 parade grand marshal

Grateful for community after Tia's Tacos burglary | Letters

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As many of you know, Tia’s Tacos was burglarized recently. I’ll be honest, my heart broke when I walked through the door and found the restaurant in shambles and the earnings from the San Juan County Fair gone.

Troubled by limitations in health care at Peace Health | Letters

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 7:00AM

I urge you to vote for Bill, Barbara, and Monica – all of whom seek communication, collaboration and pragmatic reasoning, NOT litigation.

Another great county fair | Letters

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 1:00PM

A big thank you from the staff at the San Juan County Fair for another great Fair!

The importance of local pharmacies | Editorial

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00AM

For me, it is more important to know your pharmacist and trust they are looking closely at your medical history than it is to save a few dollars. So next time you need to fill a prescription or buy a toothbrush, please consider what it would be like if we did not have locally run pharmacies.

What is a bird with a 17-letter name? | Guest Column

  • Aug 27, 2015 at 12:00PM

This is a “lengthy” process (sorry), and fascinating to watch. It is available for free from the decks of Washington State Ferries as they dock at Anacortes Ferry Terminal. No need to look on YouTube or rent a nature video. Just enjoy a fresh, open air display and marvel at how imaginative nature can be.

The true Native American history of Henry Island | Guest Column

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00PM

From a Native perspective, the ceremony on Henry Island was not an expression of our islands’ Native cultures, but an appropriation as inconsiderate as the French and British explorers that planted flags and crosses on the East Coast claiming ownership without asking the existing owners.

What to know about local pharmacies and medication costs

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 10:42AM

In some cases there are cheaper alternatives to the price of a patient’s medication. According to Cristina DuVall, pharmacy manager at Friday Harbor Drug, pharmacists cannot offer these cheaper options unless a patient inquires, because limitations put on them by contracts and laws. Their intent, said DuVall, is to keep pharmacists by being influenced by drug companies and choosing a medication for a patient that might not be the right fit.

A talk on the creatures in the Salish Sea at the Whale Museum

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 9:19AM

Williams will discuss how creatures in the Salish Sea are inexorably linked to each other, linked to those in our uplands, and of course, linked to us.

Authorities: Test round in DeJesus' possession matches 11 shell casings found at crime scene

  • Aug 24, 2015 at 9:59AM

Kitsap County Sheriff's Office detectives said investigating the murder of Heather Kelso and Kaden Lum was like putting the many pieces of a puzzle together. They were trying to use all those bits and pieces to – as Lt. Det. Earl Smith put it – "paint a picture." The picture the sheriff’s office painted was released Aug. 20 in the form of a nine-page statement of probable cause against Geraldo "Jerry" Castro De Jesus, 30, of Port Orchard, whom investigators allege committed the murders.

Islanders Bank 'Gear Up for Our Schools' supply drive begins

  • Aug 24, 2015 at 10:00AM

Find supply lists online and drop off supplies at select locations to help in the back-to-school supply drive.

San Juan County Sheriff's Log | Aug. 26

  • Aug 24, 2015 at 8:59AM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.

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