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- Jan 27, 2013 at 6:15PM
In the 38 years that I have lived here, I have watched year after year an increase in drug and alcohol abuse by our teens and young adults, ruining lives and destroying families. This just breaks my heart...
- Jan 29, 2013 at 10:00AM
The maximum contribution allowed by state law for any candidate running for local election is $900.
- Jan 28, 2013 at 8:00PM
Challengers battle incumbents in Dist. 1, Dist. 2 primary races
- Jan 29, 2013 at 3:00PM
People should be able to “pre-subscribe” or say no thank you on the co-op’s website in about a month.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 9:19AM
The San Juan County Council is sponsoring a series of "Community Conversations" to gather input from islanders about the role government and to help shape priorities, budgets and future spending.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 9:23AM
The majority of the 100,000 comments either opposed the project outright or asked for broad environmental review of the coal export terminal proposed by Peabody Energy and SSA Marine at Cherry Point, Wash., north of Bellingham.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 9:42AM
The first three meetings are scheduled for Feb. 5 at the Orcas Fire Hall, Feb. 6 at the Friday Harbor High School Commons, and Feb. 7 at the Lopez Arts Center. All three start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The full schedule is printed in a special insert in the Jan. 30 Journal.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 10:49AM
We have fallen, unfortunately, into a two-party system in regards to vegetarianism: either you’re in, or you’re out. But that is not the case. You can be an in-betweener.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 10:53AM
Bob knows and understands the issues and he has a proven record for getting things done. We believe he will insist on solutions that are based on facts, rather than opinions.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 1:00PM
Lovel Pratt corresponded extensively with the governor’s office and she reached out to the three lead agencies, advocating that a scoping meeting be held in the San Juan Islands. She drafted the comment letters that were approved and submitted by the county council.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 2:00PM
There is a reason Marc won a seat on the council in the November election: He was the best qualified candidate. He remains the best qualified candidate running in the upcoming election.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 4:00PM
We are fortunate to have such a candidate. She is strong and principled, yet an effective negotiator. What’s more, she is an administrator with an impressive track record.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 5:00PM
Greg Ayers is the candidate with the best approach to running our county government. He understands the concept of providing quality services on tight budgets.
- Jan 31, 2013 at 6:00AM
The sitting 6-member County Council is actually a “caretaker” body. They will be out of office within four months, so any priorities they set will certainly not be binding on the new council.
- Jan 30, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Jan 31, 2013 at 8:50AM
Islanders can listen to and ask questions of Representatives Kristine Lytton and Jeff Morris, and state Sen. Kevin Ranker, as part of a telephone Town Hall, Thursday, Jan. 31, beginning at 6 p.m. To participate, just pick up the phone and follow the prompts when Morris calls shortly before 6 p.m.
- Jan 31, 2013 at 4:53PM
PeaceHealth policy: patient, doctor decide in matters of reproductive services
- Feb 1, 2013 at 7:00AM
The bootcamp begins Feb. 5, at San Juan Island Fitness, and includes up to 18 classes.
- Feb 1, 2013 at 10:00AM
Local performers join acclaimed artists in ‘La Danse et La Musique’, Feb. 9
- Feb 1, 2013 at 7:32PM
Still in search of the path less taken, Chris and Jamie settled in late 1978 on San Juan Island, where Chris first flew for Roy Franklin, who owned San Juan Airlines. However, his entrepreneurial and independent spirit drove him to start a one-man, one-plane charter flying service in 1985 called ChartAir.
- Feb 2, 2013 at 8:00AM
The CAO needed to be reviewed, not rewritten by our county. I fear the new CAO is so complicated it will add months if not years to the building process and several thousand dollars to building fees.
- Feb 1, 2013 at 8:13PM
This being a “primary” election for the new county council, as defined by the charter amendments adopted in November, the February ballot includes only the two races in which more than two candidates filed. Those races are the ones for the San Juan Residency District (District 1), and for the Orcas Residency District (District 2).
- Feb 3, 2013 at 9:15PM
Just because it is legal doesn’t mean it is right. Our community deserves better.
- Feb 3, 2013 at 9:00PM updated Feb 4, 2013 at 8:45AM
Jean Melborne, the Wolverines only senior, tallied 19 points to lead the Wolverines (1-6 league, 4-15 overall) on the offensive end in the regular-season finale. She scored eight of the team's first 10 points, as Friday Harbor jumped out to an early six-point lead.
- Feb 5, 2013 at 10:47AM
While the reasons may differ, Friends of the San Juans and the Common Sense Alliance agree that the revision of San Juan County's critical areas ordinance does not measure up to state law.
- Feb 5, 2013 at 10:55AM
Like the electoral college, any given island could wake up after the election to find that the candidate chosen by that island had lost due to votes from the other islands. My plan: I intend to vote only among the Orcas candidates, and I suggest that other Orcas and San Juan voters do the same.