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- Jan 25, 2014 at 7:00AM
One concern the bill aims to address is the risk of transgenic fish escaping into native-fish habitats. Bill sponsor Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, said he questions the sterility of the transgenic fish and doesn’t want to take the chance of them escaping and possibly crossbreeding with other salmon.
- Jan 25, 2014 at 1:00PM
The BLM manages 980 acres of lands within the San Juan Archipelago, which became one of the nation's newest National Monument through a Proclamation signed by President Obama on March 25, 2013. deChadenedes is scheduled to report to the Lopez Island BLM office March 9.
- Jan 27, 2014 at 9:42AM
A fire at a home on San Juan Island's Skottowe Lane apparently started when heat from a large stone fireplace, similar to that of a hunting lodge, ignited a wall made of wood that surrounds it, at about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 9:17AM
Nathaniel Wight and students from the Bronx Design & Construction Academy traveled to Abu Dhabi to accept the Zayed Future Energy Prize on behalf of the school.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 11:06AM
A two-term incumbent, White was first elected to the position in 2005 and ran unopposed in 2010. A former longtime clerk of the court department assistant, she took over the position following a successful first-time bid for elected office and on the heels of the retirement of former clerk Mary Jean Cahail.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 10:00AM
Basic education funding provided by the state of Washington is not sufficient to fully fund our district’s programs.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 12:49PM
The Foundation filed an amicus brief ("friend of the court") that backs the positions of the Common Sense Alliance and P.J. Taggares Company, petitioners in the continuing challenge to the final decision and order of the Hearings Board.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 1:00PM
Citizens for the Core is in pursuit of an alternative to U.S. Customs lease at First & Spring, one in which everyone would benefit.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 3:00PM
The nature of war changes as does the nature of communities; as a community grows so does the need for peaceful co-existence.
- Jan 28, 2014 at 7:00PM
Sitting in the audience at the Community Theatre, watching "On the Fringe", the local playwrights festival, Journal columnist Howard Schonberger is reminded of the late Ethel Barrymore, and of the lasting impression that the accomplished actress made on him.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 5:00AM
The beauty of this tight-knit community is that they all know the importance of a quality education.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM
The loss to the Lyncs is the latest dip in the Wolverines roller-coaster season. They bounced back from a 62-38 defeat at Orcas, Jan. 17, to rout Concrete 52-13 at home. Tabatha Keane scored 13 and Maddie Kincaid contributed 10 in the win.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jan 31, 2014 at 10:27AM
The Lyncs turned a 5-point advantage at the end of the first period into a 7-point lead at the half, outscored Friday Harbor by four in the third and coasted to a 61-53 victory in a regional 1A Division match up Saturday, Jan. 25, on their home court.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 11:00AM
Being out of control is a potential danger and inspires an out of control and escalated response.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 11:59AM
Raising the minimum wage won’t erase income inequality, but it’s a good start.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 2:00PM
With a tip of the hat to our colleagues at the Everett Daily Herald, The Journal presents special coverage of the big game on the eve of the Super Bowl, with stories and photographs in the Jan. 29 edition; available at local news stands today.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 6:00AM
Maggie King was recognized for her fierce fight for equality for girls’ sports in Snohomish County and throughout the Pacific Northwest. In 1980, she was awarded the Seattle Times “Woman of the Year Award” in recognition for her contributions to women’s sports.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 6:00AM
The reality is that being able to let our dogs off leash there is a privilege not a right.
- Jan 29, 2014 at 11:57AM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's take on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 11:22AM
Participating businesses are listed in the School Directory, also known as the "thin blue phonebook", and on posters in each school. As in the past, 100 percent of donations generated by the Business Partnership program go directly to support curriculum improvements in San Juan's public schools.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 1:05PM
With a win over the Wolves in tow, Friday Harbor will face La Conner on the road, Friday, with the league title on the line. Both teams enter the contest undefeated, at 4-0, in Northwest 1A/2B League play.
- Jan 30, 2014 at 2:37PM
Noting that a 30-student enrollment reduction in SJISD classrooms has reduced the amount received from the state by a corresponding amount, district Superintendent Richard Thompson emphasizes that the M&O levy is crucial "to stabilize funding and to maintain as best as possible the local funding source which goes to support high quality education."
- Jan 30, 2014 at 2:00PM
A special occasion for girls of all ages to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other male role models.
- Jan 31, 2014 at 6:00AM
Director Susan Williams will hold auditions for the play based on the “Little Orphan Annie”
- Jan 31, 2014 at 9:00AM
A charitable foundation that supports educational projects provided $25,000 to extend, enrich, strengthen, and continue art education for public school students.