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Blame game over shutdown prompts partisan calls for campaign cash

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 6:16PM

Nothing feeds a politician’s campaign coffers quite like a good partisan fight. So it’s no surprise Democratic and Republican members of Congress across the country and here in Washington seized on Monday’s showdown then shutdown (Oct. 7) to raise campaign cash.

Whose interest does this panel serve? | Guest Column

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 6:00PM

As planning commissioners, litigants have another chance to rewrite the CAO

IOSA offers free training to help birds in event of an oil spill

  • Oct 13, 2013 at 12:19PM

Participants of the class, entitled "Search, Capture & Rescue of Oiled Birds," will learn different strategies in locating and capturing oil-laden birds, as well as stabilization techniques in the field and initial care.

OPALCO seeks to fill vacancy on board of directors

  • Oct 13, 2013 at 1:34PM

The OPALCO board is seeking to fill a vacancy for the co-op District 4 area, Shaw, Crane, Canoe and Bell islands, following the resignation of John Bogert. The term of the vacant position expired at the co-op's annual meeting in 2016.

Small change? Supporters, critics differ over impact of Proposition 1

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 10:09AM

Opponents believe Prop. 1 is the first step to change countywide voting to voting by district, and perhaps to increase the number of council members. Supporters say its intent is simply to return to the people the possibility of changing the size and shape of voting districts

Tax breaks for farms in jeopardy

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 9:59AM

San Juan County Assessor Charles Zalmanek thought he had found a way to give local farmers a three-year grace period to make enough money from farming

Small change? Not so... vote 'No' on Prop. 1 | Letters

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 10:00AM

... a few people with an ax to grind want to foist their upset upon the rest of us. The proponents (of Prop. 1) call this a small change, but it is not.

Wrap: Film Festival ‘Audience Choice’ | Guest Column

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 1:00PM

“Shining Night”: A man, an island, and music that moves the world

Hats off to 'Chili Cook-Off' competitors, volunteers | Letters

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 1:00PM

The crown for Best Overall Chili went to defending champ SJISD Food for Thought, with Cask and Schooner Restaurant in second place. The tasty entry of SJISD Food for Thought also won for Most Local Chili, with Cask & Schooner Restaurant close behind with a chili that featured products from 12 local farms.

Journey of success spans culture divide

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 4:00PM

Seattle author recounts rise and fall of family fortune in heart of Japan

Debate muddied by misinformation | Guest Column

  • Oct 16, 2013 at 5:00AM updated at 9:58AM

Contract with PeaceHealth provides for similar level of maternity care as offered at former medical center…not less

Proposal would allow CenturyLink greater flexibility in setting telephone rates

  • Oct 16, 2013 at 9:57AM

CenturyLink, as a condition of buying Qwest earlier this year, was required to petition the state's Utilities and Transportation Commission to grant the new company a seven-year renewal of an Alternative Form of Regulation previously granted to Qwest in 2006.

What’s up with kids after school?

  • Oct 16, 2013 at 11:00AM

“Lights on After school” was created to raise awareness of the importance of affordable, quality after-school care.

Larger than life

  • Oct 16, 2013 at 6:00PM

This isn’t just an artist at work, it’s a woman who’s doing what she wants

On Book! stages ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf’

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf”, in the next installment of San Juan Community Theatre’s free “On Book! Readers Theatre” series

National Parks back in business

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 11:21AM

San Juan Island National Historical Park, home to American Camp and English Camp, reopened Thursday on the heels of an agreement over a temporary spending measure that brought an end to the partial shutdown of the federal government.

Fairgrounds to host craft fairs

  • Oct 17, 2013 at 12:00PM

Annual flea market and craft fair will take place at the San Juan County Fair grounds on Nov. 9 and Dec. 7

Help guard against winter illness with a flu shot; walk-in clinics, appointments available

  • Oct 18, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 3:16PM

In need of a flu shot? Read below for schedule, time and locations of the county health department upcoming flu clinics.

Benefit dinner for Susan Ross, Saturday, 5 p.m. | Letters

  • Oct 18, 2013 at 9:04AM

There will be a delicious salmon dinner and beverages to buy, live music starting around 5 p.m. with Ryan Brown, Chuck Cooper and Ian Cooper, as well as a silent auction with a wide variety of great things throughout the night and a live auction starting around 7 p.m. Following the live auction we will be grooving and dancing to The Chameleons.

Fair should keep $25K grant, but ditch drive-in movies | Letter

  • Oct 18, 2013 at 5:37PM

The grant will actually end up draining the already scant funds of fairgrounds as soon as they purchase the equipment because, according to experts in the movie industry on our island, they will have to spend lots of dollars to make this project work.

Cancer claims life of longtime waste reduction advocate, 'Hazardous Helen' | Passages

  • Oct 19, 2013 at 1:25PM

Helen Venada will be remembered for her intuitive, amazing gardening skills and her lifelong dedication to environmental advocacy. We honor her life by remembering her message of living simply.

Health risks vs. higher costs; supporters, critics clash over impact of I-522

  • Oct 19, 2013 at 2:19PM

Both federal and state law identify and regulate foods that are “misbranded” or “adulterated,” but neither state nor federal law requires specific labeling of foods produced using genetic engineering.

I-522: labels mean a lot in debate over genetically modified foods | Guest Column

  • Oct 19, 2013 at 3:00PM

I prefer to stay away from this laboratory-created food until it’s proven to be reasonably safe over the long run, and not be a guinea pig in a huge uncontrolled nationwide feeding experiment.

Hospital commission 'Johnny-come-lately' candidates should withdraw | Letters

  • Oct 19, 2013 at 4:08PM

Verbiage of these two candidates "concerns" does not constitute the mission of the commission. It would be appropriate for them to withdraw from consideration.

Wolverines host La Conner in league title bout, Tuesday | Girls soccer

  • Oct 21, 2013 at 6:00PM updated Oct 22, 2013 at 3:33PM

A week ago, the Wolverines (5-0 league, 7-5 overall) shattered a scoreless tie at the half to upset the La Conner, the defending league champ, in a 3-1 victory on the Braves home field. Expect La Conner to be looking to even the score.

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