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Hopeful that more money can make a difference | Letters

  • 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...

Byers, Pratt lead in fundraising

  • Jan 29, 2013 at 10:00AM

The maximum contribution allowed by state law for any candidate running for local election is $900.

Four advance, two will fall

  • Jan 28, 2013 at 8:00PM

Challengers battle incumbents in Dist. 1, Dist. 2 primary races

OPALCO awaits consumer buy-in

  • 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.

Where do we go from here? We should talk | Guest column

  • 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.

Coal project sparks nearly 100K EIS comments

  • 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.

County seeks input to define its role, guide spending

  • 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.

A good step for in-betweeners: ’Meatless Monday’ | Letters

  • 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.

Cast your ballots for Bob, he get things done | Letters

  • 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.

An effective island advocate; Pratt for council | Letters

  • 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.

Best candidate then, and now; Forlenza for council | Letters

  • 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.

Intelligent, effective, efficient; Byers for council | Letters

  • 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.

Business background brings benefits; Ayers for council | Letters

  • 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.

Council chooses poor time for big 'chat' | Letters

  • 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.

40th District legislators to host telephone 'Town Hall'

  • 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.

Medical center offers more, not less | Guest Column

  • Jan 31, 2013 at 4:53PM

PeaceHealth policy: patient, doctor decide in matters of reproductive services

Explosive debut: SJI ‘Bombshell Bootcamp’

  • Feb 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

The bootcamp begins Feb. 5, at San Juan Island Fitness, and includes up to 18 classes.

Spotlight shared by song & dance

  • Feb 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

Local performers join acclaimed artists in ‘La Danse et La Musique’, Feb. 9

Christopher Keith Marsden: 1946 — 2012 | Passages

  • 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.

Complexity of CAO hits home | Letters

  • 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.

What’s Wrong With My Ballot? Election explained

  • 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).

Political attack ad goes overboard | Letters

  • Feb 3, 2013 at 9:15PM

Just because it is legal doesn’t mean it is right. Our community deserves better.

Melborne notches career-high; Friday Harbor falls by five

  • 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.

CAO update challenged from both the right, and the left

  • 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.

A way to avoid this election debacle | Letters

  • 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.

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