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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.

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.

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 For starters, the open campus policy for freshman must be repealed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Grateful to have your vote of confidence | Letters

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Nov 10, 2014 at 8:20AM

I am pleased and proud to continue to serve as your County Clerk. I enjoy my work and am dedicated to maintaining the reliability of the Superior Court records, as well as fulfilling all of my office’s statutory and mandated duties.

Wolverines rally late for win in season finale | Football

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 7:26PM

With Friday Harbor trailing 6-0 after three quarters of play, senior Bill Revercomb broke through the Red Raiders defensive front and galloped 25 yards into the end zone to tie the score with eight minutes remaining in the non-league contest, Thursday, Nov. 6, in Friday Harbor.

Encore: second chance to see 'Return of the River', 'DamNation'

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 6:39PM

Friday Harbor Film Festival will presents a special double feature screening on Monday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. of two award-winning films that were sold out during the three-day festival and are worthy to screen again and together.

'Local Government 101': Mechanics of gov't demystified

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 5:58PM

The EDC sponsored free seminar will be led by Duncan Wilson, Town of Friday Harbor administrator, Wednesday, Nov. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. at the town council chambers; topic include sources of revenue, day-to-day operations, advisory committees and commissions, and more.

Support for EMS undermined by ties with Peace Health | Letters

  • Nov 7, 2014 at 2:33PM

Would that vote have been the same if in the public mind EMS were not a part of Peace Health Inc.? I don’t think so.

Wolverines clinch first-ever state tourney berth in overtime win | Girls soccer

  • Nov 7, 2014 at 2:27PM

With the victory, the Wolverines (13-4) punched their ticket to the Division 2B state tournament and collected their ninth consecutive victory, thanks in large part to three timely saves by goalkeeper Hayden Mayer.

Protect you pooch, and yourself; dog licenses available for purchase, Nov. 17

  • Nov 7, 2014 at 10:24AM

A share of the proceeds from license fees goes to local animal protection societies to help cover the cost of operations. A portion is reserved for reimbursement of owners of livestock killed or damaged by dogs.

Holiday wreath sale to benefit Class of '15 graduation night

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 5:55PM

Order a beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24-inch Northwest Noble Fir wreath, complete with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice, and at the same time you'll help support a safe, sane and memorable graduation for the Friday Harbor High School Class of 2015.

Joel Westgate: 1962—2014 | Passages

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 4:24PM

Joel left home early for some adventure. He sailed the Caribbean, learned to scuba-dive, loved the ocean breezes and all the wonderful people he encountered on the many islands he visited.

Many to thank for Hall benefit, bash | Letters

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 5:00PM

Dave and Nadine want to let the community know the benefit was a financial success and they truly appreciate and are humbled by the generosity of the community. Proceeds from the benefit will go towards expenses associated with his battle against cancer.

STEM: it’s the buzz word at Friday Harbor High

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 11:02AM

What functioned as a wood shop, metal shop, and general storage space will be transformed into a space with a large work shop, two multi-purpose classrooms, a media production room, and an equipment room.

Wolverines host Bellingham in regular-season finale; last gasp at post-season rests with Vikings

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:35AM

The Wolverines wrap up a 10-game regular-season schedule at home, Thursday, Nov. 6, against the Red Raiders of Bellingham; kick off is 5 p.m. Meanwhile, they will hope that Orcas can pull off an upset over La Conner earlier in the day, giving Friday Harbor a clear shot at clinching a berth in post-season play.

White wins third term in landslide; Pederson leads in treasurer race

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 5:18PM

In the treasurer election, which featured two first-time candidates, Rhonda Pederson gained a sizable lead, at 55 percent, over Tony Fyrqvist. Pederson, chief accountant of the auditor's office, collected 2,539 votes in the early election results. Fyrqvist, a senior loan officer and longtime Islanders Bank employee, garnered 2,088.

Wolverines bag playoff win, clinch state berth | Boys soccer

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Nov 5, 2014 at 1:41PM

The victory clinches a spot in the state 2B tournament quarterfinals for the Wolverines, the program's first appearance at state since 2005. They will play two more district playoff games in the next week to decide state seeding, starting with a showdown Wednesday, Nov.5, against undefeated Mount Vernon Christian (17-0).

Accidents occur; are we prepared? | Letters

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 3:00PM

With the proposed increase in shipping coal, crude oil, and natural gas through our island waterways (on tankers two or more times larger than the Simushir), are we just hoping to get lucky, too? Or will we be prepared?

A big ‘High-5’ for getting informed | Letters

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 11:04AM

More than 200 people from San Juan, Orcas and Lopez engaged the candidates and issue representatives in lively discussion.

Abuse ignored by blaming the victim | Guest Column

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 12:00PM

When violence against women makes the headlines, people often ask: “Why does she stay?” But this question wrongly places the burden on the victim. It is time to stop asking “why does she stay?” and instead ask “why is he violent?”

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