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Well-credentialed, highly trained; Nou is clear choice for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 4:35PM

Deputy Krebs is a good man and a competent, hardworking deputy. He states he has administrative experience but not in law enforcement. He has experience as a deputy but only eight years.

Here's how EMS moves forward in the wake of election defeat | Letters

  • Nov 10, 2014 at 7:33PM

First, we will try to maintain essential services despite our current financial constraints. We will further scrutinize every dollar we spend. Second, in an effort to maintain essential services...

Error by assessor creates budget blues for Island Rec; high school sports at risk

  • Nov 10, 2014 at 7:24PM

Island Rec received a total of $377,192 in excess revenue because the assessor adjusted its levy rate to a mark above the maximum amount approved by voters, which escalated over three year’s time to 24 cents per $1,000 of assessed value instead of staying fixed at its 17-cent ceiling.

Polly Patricia White: 1928—2014 | Passages

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 10:43AM

Polly, a fifth-generation islander, was an avid reader, often devouring a book in a day with her cat, Chloe, on her lap. She also enjoyed politics and a lively debate about current issues.

Folk songstress hits the stage at SJCT

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 11:49AM

Ruth Moody returns with The Ruth Moody Band to SJCT’s Whittier stage Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Moody is also hosting a free, one-hour harmony singing and musician workshop in the Whittier at 5 p.m.

Second annual Friday Harbor Film Festival deemed 'dam-tastic'

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 11:42AM

The Audience Choice Award went to “Return of the River,” a documentary about the many forces behind the dismantling of the Elwha Dam, taken down with the hope of restoring the river’s once prolific salmon runs. The film also received the “People’s Choice” award.

Knowledgable, skilled, and 'can-do' approach; re-elect White | Letters

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:14AM

As an attorney, I have had regular contact with Joan, both in her role in the private sector and at the clerk's office. Through out all those years, I have appreciated Joan's skills and knowledge, her willingness to help me and others, and her friendly, "can-do" approach to her job.

Proposal to deliver crude by rail prompts concerns over shipping

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:30AM

The Shell refinery in Anacortes is an unloading zone for crude oil, not a shipping point. Islanders for Safe Shipping wants to ensure it stays that way, and has raised concerns over the refinery's would-be project and capacity to receive crude by rail.

School policies in need of change for kids' sake | As I See It

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 9:19AM

Drug use in and during school hours must be addressed if we are ever to meet our most fundamental ethical obligation to keep our children safe. For starters, the open campus policy for freshman must be repealed.

Medical center to host free health fair

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 9:46AM

The health fair features free flu shots, a nutrition station, healthy drinks and snacks, “Talk with a Doctor” information sessions, with Q&A forum, cancer center station, activities for children, giveaways and more, Saturday, Nov. 15.

Journal political cartoon; Nov. 12 edition | Opinion

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 9:55AM

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

Through a combined effort, Western Bluebirds on the rise | Special to the Journal

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 11:19AM

A partnership of the American Bird Conservancy, Ecostudies Institute, and The San Juan Preservation Trust, the goal of the project is to reestablish and monitor a viable breeding population of Western Bluebirds through a combined program of reintroduction, population monitoring and outreach.

Oregon woman accidentally shoots herself when weapon in luggage discharges

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 7:51PM

The 34-year-old reportedly was handling her luggage, moving the bags about, when a single round from an unholstered firearm in one of the bags discharged and struck her. She was airlifted from Lopez Island with non-life-threatening injuries.

Error by assessor? Another link in lack of accountability chain | Letters

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 7:43PM

The oops should be paid out of his retirement and not by the families of this island. Oh, but wait, there’s never any accountability for error here anyway.

Don't be sheep-ish; reject Prop. 1, vote John Smith for prosecutor | Letters

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 8:00PM updated Oct 21, 2014 at 2:59PM

The county can either treat its citizens as thinking adults and disclose the necessary information, or it can treat its citizens as sheep. In this instance (Prop. 1), the county and its attorney, Mr. Gaylord, have opted to treat us as sheep.

Journal political cartoon; October 22 edition | Opinion

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 9:28AM

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

Where eagles dare: to soar beyond the chains of 'ERDs' | Special to the Journal

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 11:03AM

Whether in a fog of illness or moral conflict consider: Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) mean religious belief governs care, not science.

Gone, but not forgotten

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 10:25AM

Almost 'Standing Room Only' at the Whittier Theatre, those attending had to park as far away as Spring Street on a rainy day to attend the ceremony for the late Andrew McLaglen.

'A day in the life of Lolita' sheds light on the orca's plight

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 9:13AM

The filmmaker claims the tank’s compressed dimensions violate the Animal Welfare Act, and according to Visser, cause Lolita to demonstrate “stereotypic behaviors” that are both abnormal and repetitive, and actions not seen of an animal in its natural habitat.

Baby killer whale, first in two years, goes missing, presumed dead

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 8:29AM

The Center for Whale Research confirmed that the baby, L-120, first identified Sept. 6 off the west side of San Juan Island, was nowhere to be seen when its mother, L-86, along with other members of L-pod, were recently photographed in the waters of Juan de Fuca Strait.

Of firearms, cell phones and EMS | Letters

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

I was going to thank him for having the courage to publicly state his beliefs about keeping guns out of the hands of the wrong people.

Never saw one better in 43 years; reelect White | Letters

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 3:12PM

The level of professionalism, competency, and experience that Joan White brings to the office of superior court clerk is just outstanding. We are truly fortunate to have Joan working for all of us; she deserves to be reelected.

Presentation to shed light on 'Obamacare', changes and options in insurance coverage, and in healthcare

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

In prelude to the upcoming enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Nov. 15, Larry Thompson of the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement will discuss changes in quality of care, explain the ACA's impact on healthcare costs and highlight changes under way in the medical care industry, as part of a presentation, Oct. 29, in Friday Harbor.

Life & Times of artist Mark Rothko portrayed, 'Red' returns to fairgrounds

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Presented by Island Stage Left, “Red,” written by John Logan, returns to the San Juan County Fairgrounds; opening night is Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Impressive 'can-do' approach, and business savvy; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 7:22PM

I have had an opportunity to get to know Ron in the last year, starting when I needed assistance in a civil matter concerning the return of misplaced property to me. Ron showed up with a can-do approach that was to say, at the very least, impressive.

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