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Journal political cartoon; February 5 edition | Opinion

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 2:00PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on

Campaign: tale of broken promises | Letters

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 5:00PM

These are but a few of the broken promises, personnel inadequacies and organizational ineptitudes that plague the department and our island communities.

Tesoro to pay $39M for fatal Anacortes refinery blast

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 5:00PM

On Jan. 29, the federal Chemical Safety Board issued a draft report detailing extensive lapses in safety by Tesoro, by industry support groups such as the American Petroleum Institute and by state and federal regulatory agencies.

La Danse et La Musique: State of grace

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After its successful premiere in 2013 an evening of live dance performances returns with a mesmerizing mix of island and professional talents.

Renewal? SJ EMS seeks 42 percent hike in property tax levy

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 11:47AM

The current levy, at a rate of 35 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, does not expire until the end of 2016. The proposed levy, at 50 cents per $1,000 dollars of assessed valuation, would replace the current six-year levy with a permanent levy at the maximum allowed by state law for EMS levies.

Sears won't seek reelection | Election 2014

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 8:00AM

A two-term incumbent, Treasurer Jan Sears said late last week that she will not be seeking reelection. Her term in office ends Dec. 31.

Island of change; not for the better | Letters

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

I value cultural awareness, artistic expression and freedom.

Hansen joins CSA leadership

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 11:00AM

Hansen will expand the range of CSA’s community outreach through social media and become an active participant with county leaders.

Of waterfront and tax levies | Editorial

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 6, 2014 at 11:27AM

One way to make sure the “new waterfront” remains user-friendly and attractive is to make your voices heard. The Port of Friday Harbor will unveil its latest plans, Thursday, at a meeting at Friday Harbor House conference room.

Key to better stewardship? Teamwork | Guest Column

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 12:08PM

Ties that bind; conservation coalition celebrates 20 years of building bridges

Tell lawmakers in Olympia that seniors matter | Letters

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 12:46PM

The future looks startling to those of us who comprise the “silver tsunami,” and is downright alarming for thousands of Washingtonians who rely on the state’s Medicaid system to pay for long-term care services in nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Paterson, Goddu earn SJ Fire & Rescue top 2013 service awards

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 1:25PM

Paterson was named 2013 "Department Firefighter of the Year" and Goddu was honored as "Officer of the Year." Click on the article for the department's other award recipients.

Legislators look to capitalize on potential of industrial hemp market

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 3:36PM

Hemp Next? Senate Bill 5954 would let the state Department of Agriculture immediately start providing licenses to grow hemp, but SB 6214 would only allow licensing if the study determines a hemp industry would be profitable. Lawmakers now have to figure out how to reconcile the bills.

EDC sponsors free financial ‘literacy’ seminar

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

The workshop will be presented by Carrie Brooks, assistant vice-president and loan officer at Islanders Bank.

Distracted driving puts others at risk | Letters

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

Over the next few months our Rock Solid Youth Group will be making posters on the dangers of distracted driving to share in our schools and community

County Parks picks new chief for Lopez parks

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

David is a career Wildlife Biologist/Land Manager who has worked for public and private non-profit organizations for over 20 years.

SJC Public Works 'lock-and-loaded', ready for snow

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 11:11AM

In the wake of the massive snow problems in the Atlanta area, San Juan County Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy wants you to know he's got you covered—even if Friday's flurries don't amount to much more than a minor inconvenience.

Do over: Council to push back CAO startup date to March 31

  • Feb 7, 2014 at 3:00PM

If the CAO takes effect March 31, permit applications filed before March 31 will be considered under the laws and regulations in effect before CAO updates were passed in 2012. After March 31, plans and applications will be considered under the new law, including amendments presently being considered and which are expected to be approved March 5.

Horns highlight St. David’s Valentine's Day weekend concert

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 3:35PM

The Borealis Brass (America's Arctic Brass Ensemble) will perform Saturday, Feb. 15.

Musical & medical together in perfect harmony

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 5:59PM

The San Juans' longest continuously performing musical group, Island Sinfonia, which debuted on Shaw Island more than 20 years ago, will be featured in a ‘Concert for the Community, Saturday, 1 p.m., hosted by Peace Island Medical Center, in Friday Harbor.

Website commentary rife with personal attacks, abuse... especially by fascists | Letters

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 6:19PM

Ask yourself this, when did this kind of public behavior become acceptable in your community? If your answer is “NEVER!” then please ask your local publications to delete abusive comments from their web sites and ban those who post such hatred.

Islands' non-profits to share $86K in United Way support in 2014

  • Feb 8, 2014 at 6:08PM

“This year, contributions from San Juan County individuals and businesses are helping over 5,000 children, families, elders and disabled individuals countywide," San Juan Island's Bill Morrissey, president of the chapter board of directors, said. It is hard to find another local non-profit where one gift provides so much good to so many in our community.”

Fleming stars in ‘Met Live’ in HD

  • Feb 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

The renowned Renee Fleming returns to one of her signature roles in Dvorak’s soulful fairy tale opera

Fish for Teeth: bounded together for sake of a healthy, happy smile | Guest column

  • Feb 9, 2014 at 6:43PM

Fish for Teeth operates from a 100 percent volunteer effort; teeth wouldn’t be fixed without support from the dental community, and every dental office on San Juan Island has either helped already or pledged their support for future clinics.

Friday Harbor's Holman lands Salmon Classic top prize: $10K

  • Feb 9, 2014 at 6:37PM

A total of 172 fish were weighed in over the course of the two-day winter time fishing extravaganza, in which 344 fisherman and 100 boats competed for $26,000 in cash prizes. The 2014 Classic was a sold-out event.

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