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Quality healthcare undermined by sloppy reporting, misguided press release | Letters

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:31PM

It is difficult enough to practice medicine and to maintain public credibility without the added burden of inaccurate press releases and inadequate fact-checking. Witness the mess of health system errors and horrible reporting nationally on the Ebola virus situation.

Somewhere Barney Oldfield sheds a tear, but it's time for me, and some of my compatriots, to hang up the keys | Opinion

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:20PM

Sure, he may have gotten a start in the horse-and-buggy days, but columnist Howard Schonberger, as he hands over the keys, can wax nostalgic with the best of 'em about those very first days, and about his many adventures, behind the wheel.

Tourism ‘hot spot’, San Juans declared endangered

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

Leave No Trace is a national non-profit organization that aims to protect the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy it responsibly.

It’s that time of year once again…are you ready for the flu? | Guest Column

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Getting a flu vaccine is easy, and it is the single-best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu. Get vaccinated early and stay protected throughout the flu season. Find a list of flu clinics below.

Climate change, at our front door | Editorial

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 11:00AM

But if you still think climate change is a joke, or that what’s happening across the globe is simply some kind of cyclical twist in Mother Nature’s grand scheme or bag of tricks, then think again.

Journal political cartoon; September 17 edition | Opinion

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 1:00PM

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

Work crew vanishing act prompts 17-month sentence | Crime Brief

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 3:00PM

Robert Thomas Speers was assigned to work crew as part of a sentence handed down for violating court orders on back-to-back convictions in 2011 for bail jumping and for escape from community custody.

Foundation helps causes that count | Letters

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 5:00PM

Less well known is the Foundation’s involvement in support of practically invisible services geared toward those least able to advocate for themselves.

Deputy's guild backs Krebs in sheriff's race

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 10:26AM

The Guild, which represents the department's deputies, detectives, sergeants, dispatch and corrections staff, 28 members in all, voted in overwhelming numbers to endorse Krebs, following a questions-and-answer forum with each candidate Monday, Sept. 15.

Helen Doris Peckinpaugh: 1937—2014 | Passages

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

Doris loved reading, the arts, flowers, fashion and clothes, a room with a view (especially of crashing waves), and Coca-Cola with lime.

Wolf Hollow ‘kick starts’ for otter care

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 10:00AM was created so organizations like Wolf Hollow can access crowd-funding resources and reach the larger audience that is critical to the funding of its projects.

Body in Moran State Park identified; cause of death remains unknown

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 7:00AM

The cause of death of Mehmet Tokgozoglu has yet to be determined, and the last year's of his life are shrouded in mystery as well. No one seems to know how the 51-year-old engineer and former Raytheon employee got to Orcas Island or much of his whereabouts in the last year.

Serenity's white flag; a 'brand' that will carry Friday Harbor far | Letters

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 1:44PM

I believe Friday Harbor should adopt the White “Serenity” Flag as its brand to celebrate our unique culture of peace, freedom, independence and heritage.

Ruffin' it; a cross-country bicycle tour with a cause

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 7:19PM

Although Bixby wasn’t the inspiration to start a bike tour, she propels the trip forward. What started as a dream, sparked by a chance meeting with two brothers making a documentary about off grid living and bicycling across America, turned into a crusade to find homes for rescue dogs.

End in sight for Blair Ave retrofit? Town thinks it is

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 7:42PM

Depending on the weather, the paving of the intersection of Park Street and Blair Ave, near the post office, should be completed by Friday, as should the final lift of asphalt on the northern side of the avenue (near the Community Theatre), according Friday Harbor officials.

Probation, mental health review, but no more jail time for wrench-wielding San Juan man

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 7:54PM

Charged initially with assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, a 61-year-old San Juan man was credited with having served 33 days of a 365-day "suspended" jail sentence for misdemeanor assault, ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and to serve two years probation.

Cookies in my browser? Sugar in my tea? What's all these crazy questions WSF is asking me? |Letters

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 8:01PM

Everything was going smoothly until I tried to choose a password with "at least one alpha numeric... and at least one non-alphabetic special character." Really? My bank doesn't require such a thing.

Fall Dessert 'Friendzy', book sales, and more; National Friends of Libraries Week

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 1:37PM

Activities in store for National Friends of the Libraries Week, Oct. 19-25, include deep discount book sales, dessert fundraiser and Friends of the LIbrary membership drive (sign up for a chance to win a Kindle or Amazon Prime subscription).

David Lloyd Strickland: 1942—2014 | Passages

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 1:40PM

David’s love for the islands ran deep and raising his children there was the highlight of his life.

Because it could be you; vote ‘Yes’ for EMS

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 1:49PM

None of us are immune from a stroke and a fast response is very important when a stroke arrives; so if we lose our EMS services the next islander to have a stroke may very well die.

Friday Harbor topples Loggers in a rout; 43-6

  • Sep 21, 2014 at 3:30PM

With a decisive win over Darrington, the Wolverines (2-1) will have momentum on their side when they face league-leading La Conner, at home, Friday, Sept. 26; kick off is 6:30 p.m.

Are we to believe the emperor has new clothes? | As I See It

  • Sep 21, 2014 at 3:51PM

I can’t think of anything more fundamental to a cooperative’s board than honesty. Right behind that is the ability to acknowledge mistakes, apologize and take steps to make sure they aren’t repeated... Right now, we’re not getting that.

SJC Dems election endorsements released

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:43PM

Endorsements for candidates and ballot measures were determined as part of the local political party's first-ever polling of party members via email.

Presentation to feature history, future of grange halls in Washington state

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:56PM

Holly Taylor, a historic preservation consultant from Vashon Island, and a doctoral student at the University of Washington, will talk about her research on the history and preservation of grange halls, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Journal earns 17 awards in annual 'better newspapers contest'

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 11:09AM

In addition to its individual BNC awards, The Journal also shared with staff of its sister paper, the Islands’ Sounder, in earning second-place for the 2013 Springtide publication and third-place for the 2013 edition of Home & Garden.

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