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Valued in Olympia Pratt in Dist. 1 | Letters

  • Apr 5, 2013 at 3:00PM

Lovel Pratt is a strong and effective advocate for your ferries, your environment, and maintaining state funding for essential county delivered programs and services.

Resistance grows due to heavy-hand of CAO | Guest Column

  • Apr 5, 2013 at 5:59PM

Why are the ranks of the 'Rural Resistance' continuing to grow? Because the lies got bigger and more obvious.

Marysville assistant principal picked to lead FH elementary

  • Apr 5, 2013 at 5:30PM

Dianne Ball has been an assistant principal in the Marysville school district for nine years, spent one year as an administrator intern in Lakewood, Wash., and was a classroom teacher for 19 years in the Conway school district. She begins her tenure as principal of Friday Harbor Elementary School July 1.

Telling questions not asked at council 'Conversations' | Letters

  • Apr 5, 2013 at 8:08PM

Are we trying to improve governance or only working for a leg up?

'Feathers' earns local author coveted Burroughs award

  • Apr 5, 2013 at 7:56PM

It's a special blend of scientific accuracy, first-hand fieldwork and excellence in natural history writing that the John Burroughs' judges look for in the winner. Turns out 'Feathers' fits the bill.

Court rejects request to halt April 23 council elections

  • Apr 5, 2013 at 8:16PM

On the central issue of "one-man, one-vote", a state Supreme Court commissioner reiterated the trial court decision that a countywide vote did not violate any constitutional principles, whether or not the population of the "residency districts" from which candidates are selected are of unequal size.

Creative, tireless; Stephens in Dist. 3 | Letters

  • Apr 6, 2013 at 4:00AM

Due to the many changes with the council, we need an experienced and proven leader who brings dedication and integrity to the council.

Unfailingly adept; Byers in Dist. 2 | Letters

  • Apr 6, 2013 at 12:00PM

Lisa’s skills will allow our County Council to go forward functioning effectively.

The Journal endorses... | Editorial

  • Apr 8, 2013 at 7:00PM

The three candidates elected to the council on April 23 will have expanded duties, executive as well as legislative, and earn nearly twice as much as their predecessors.

Hurdle cleared in barcode case

  • Apr 8, 2013 at 8:16PM

The seven-year battle over barcodes and San Juan County's use of its ballot-tracking software is headed to the next stage of litigation on the heels of a ruling by Superior Court Judge Don Eaton.

A place for victims in their time of need

  • Apr 8, 2013 at 8:19PM

Victims of crime experience numerous difficulties such as understanding the legal system, testifying in a courtroom and sorting through raw emotions. San Juan County has free resources to help navigate through these challenges.

Endorsements? Yes Money? Not a cent | Letters

  • Apr 9, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 3:59PM

The local Democratic organization has not given any money to any candidate. Moreover, the local Democratic organization has not spent any money in any local campaign for this council race; either for mailings or advertisements. We do not have any plans to do so before this election.

Spring: busiest real estate season of all — Guest column

  • Apr 9, 2013 at 10:52AM

Windermere Realtors will be available at open houses to answer questions about the island home buying process and local market conditions.

Mildred Mae Talbott: 1919 — 2013 | Passages

  • Apr 9, 2013 at 3:00PM

Mildred (Millie) Mae Talbott went to be with her Lord and Savior March 30, 2013.

CAO startup date postponed until March—2014

  • Apr 9, 2013 at 5:27PM

The reasons for the delay, as stated in the ordinance approved April 9 by the council, include: some of the tools to assist property owners are not complete; staff time for implementation is limited; and, the breadth and magnitude of appeals challenging the CAO creates uncertainty about the future of the regulations.

It’s ‘Much Ado About’ — opera?

  • Apr 9, 2013 at 7:00PM

Set to the gorgeous music of Hector Berlioz, sung in French with a narration in English, the performance promises to be both charming and amusing.

Early education: investment that pays dividends

  • Apr 10, 2013 at 2:00AM

Every child deserves a chance; Family Umbrella Group’s annual luncheon, auction, April 26, at the Mullis Center

Foundation gears up for scholarship season; apply now

  • Apr 10, 2013 at 9:00AM

Community Foundation awarded a total of $125K in scholarships in 2012

Be wary of those touting ‘Trust’ | Letter

  • Apr 10, 2013 at 1:55PM

Voters of San Juan County need to be aware of, and wary of, TrustIslanders!, a local political action committee trying to buy our April 23 elections for County Council with the support of wealthy donors. It’s the first time a local PAC has been formed to influence our county elections. If it’s successful, it will set a terrible precedent for our community. PACs are organizations formed to circumvent the intent of campaign finance laws.

Loss, grief, revival

  • Apr 11, 2013 at 4:00AM

Two bestselling authors, Matthew Logelin and Claire Bidwell Smith, will sign their books and talk about their lives, their losses and their memoirs at Griffin Bay Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17.

Spring fling: SJ Singers celebrate ‘home’

  • Apr 11, 2013 at 11:00AM

Songs of the Pacific Northwest featured in island chorus’ spring concerts

A fig leaf for the islands? | Letters

  • Apr 11, 2013 at 12:55PM

Imagine if CAO stood for a state-created "Citizens Art Organization", and the County Council followed its requirements, here's what might happen to Michelangelo's 'David' should one or two people find it offensive...

Failed argument built on faulty assumptions | Guest column

  • Apr 11, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 3:36PM

We are all subject to our own biases based on life’s experiences. This “shifting baselines syndrome” is understandable and forgivable. Not so a blatant denial of reality and purposeful efforts to confuse.

Learn the ABC’s of fundraising — for free, April 16

  • Apr 12, 2013 at 5:00AM

As part of a 2-part workshop, hosted by San Juan Island Library, Bob Swartzberg will be discussing the keys to successful fundraising for any non-profit organizations.

Drop off hazardous household waste for free this year (25 gal. or less)

  • Apr 12, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 12:53PM

The Hazardous Waste Round-up is a once-a-year opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazardous chemicals.

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