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Crumb rubber is hazardous to our health

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:04PM

Proponents of crumb rubber will point to industry funded studies showing the presence of known carcinogens and respiratory irritants at levels below legal thresholds. These studies look at only a small handful of samples and don’t consider the most troubling class of chemicals: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.

Cantwell, Larsen endorse Ranker for state Senate

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 1:28PM

San Juan County Councilman Kevin Ranker has been endorsed for state Senate by Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Rick Larsen. Ranker is the Democratic nominee; former state representative Steve Van Luven of Samish Island is on the Nov. 4 ballot as the Republican nominee.

Share your thoughts about Turtleback plan | Guest Column

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 1:01PM

For the draft to become final, the Land Bank Commission must hold a public hearing and decide whether to advance the plan to the County Council. Then the council will hold a public hearing in consideration of adopting it. The Land Bank’s public hearing will be held on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Hotel Dining Room, Orcas Hotel, on Orcas Island (next to the ferry landing), and the County Council’s will be scheduled soon thereafter.

They’re part of the solution

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:54PM

More than 170 people attended the Transportation Summit at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Sept. 17. By all reports, the summit achieved its objective of starting the collaborations needed to further transportation initiatives in San Juan County.

Kayl’s best for County Council, Orcas West

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:51PM

Mindy is a “freeholder” in the original sense as well. Her roots are in the soil of Orcas Island, not in real estate speculation. She understands the importance of encouraging the long-term use-value of Orcas as opposed to the promotion of ephemeral exchange-value. Her background in ecology, her knowledge of the law, and her respect for the law makes her perfectly suited to represent Orcas residents on the County Council.

Supports Obama for president

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:39PM

If, after all that’s gone on, you’re still voting “Republican,” you need to get you’re head examined! (Hopefully, you’ve got some kind of radical, left-wing, Socialist health care coverage.)

Supports Pratt for County Council, San Juan South

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:42PM

I am writing on behalf of Lovel Pratt as candidate for County Council, District 1 (San Juan South). I have known Lovel and her family for several years and have always been impressed with Lovel’s intelligence, calm demeanor and commitment to our community.

Collaborate on affordable housing plan

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:36PM

Most everyone agrees that we desperately need more affordable housing, and that the Home Trust proposal is excellent. Most everyone also agrees that annexing more land for affordable housing shouldn’t be a burden to existing town residents, many of whom would qualify for affordable housing. This would put these people into a less affordable situation.

Taproot Theatre’s message about bullying

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:27PM

A little note of good things happening at Friday Harbor Elementary School this morning (Sept. 25). Taproot Theatre Touring Group came to present their new show, a bullying prevention theme, “Alexander and the Dragon.” The sponsors are the elementary school PTA and San Juan Island Prevention Coalition.

Support the United Way. It supports you | Editorial

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:17PM

This week, islanders will receive in the mail a brochure that explains where every dollar goes that is given to United Way of San Juan County. Each dollar goes to 35 local non-profit agencies that provide services for island children and families.

Hazelton retiring as Customs boss in Friday Harbor

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:16PM

Dennis Hazelton, 65, is retiring as Friday Harbor port director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service. A retirement salute is planned Saturday, 4 p.m., in American Legion Post 163 downstairs. The event is open to the public.

Brother ordered held in shooting; bail set at $100,000

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Oct 1, 2008 at 10:32AM

Jawaad Darcelle Reaves, 21, was ordered held Monday on $100,000 bail in connection with the death of his older brother, Jermaine. Reaves is being held in San Juan County Jail and the Prosecuting Attorney's office has until Wednesday to file charges.

Green Party Q&A: Lovel Pratt, candidate for County Council, San Juan South

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 2:08PM

The Green Party of San Juan County asked local candidates for their views on the following topics.

Green Party Q&A: Gordy Petersen, candidate for County Council, San Juan South

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:06PM

The Green Party of San Juan County asked local candidates for their views on the following topics.

Journal Q&A: Fay Chaffee, candidate for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 30, 2008 at 1:08PM

About this series: The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As for the Nov. 4 election begins this week with candidates for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor. Upcoming in this series: Oct. 1, County Council, San Juan South — Gordy Petersen, Lovel Pratt. Oct. 8, State Senate — Kevin Ranker, Democrat; Steve Van Luven, Republican. Oct. 15, Congress — Rick Bart, Republican; Rick Larsen, Democrat.

Journal Q&A: Howard Rosenfeld, candidate for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 30, 2008 at 1:05PM

About this series The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As for the Nov. 4 election begins this week with candidates for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor. Upcoming in this series: Oct. 1, County Council, San Juan South — Gordy Petersen, Lovel Pratt. Oct. 8, State Senate — Kevin Ranker, Democrat; Steve Van Luven, Republican. Oct. 15, Congress — Rick Bart, Republican; Rick Larsen, Democrat.

Benefit dinner Oct. 24 for Gary and Margo Posenjak

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 30, 2008 at 12:33PM

There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner on Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m. at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church for Gary and Margo Posenjak, who are missionaries in northwest Alaska. This event is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church and Islands Community Church. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and younger. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the church or at the door.

Crumb rubber is a threat to the most vulnerable members of our community

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 12:24PM

Please take a few minutes, old and young, kids or no kids, to walk by and/or play in the new elementary school playground. The school board recently voted on a discussion item to keep crumb rubber. I believe this is a community issue and not merely a school board decision because we all pay taxes and we also generously donate to the many organizations that support public schools.

Rep. Larsen needs to explain contradiction between statement and facts

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 12:15PM

You write the current crisis has been caused by “regulation and oversight the Bush administration has failed to provide.” Yet in 2003, President Bush asked Congress to create a new agency to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored agencies whose catastrophic practices triggered the current crisis. Two years later, the Bush administration asked Congress to enact the Federal Housing Enterprise Reform Act of 2005.

Find yourself in the Centennial Photo in this week's Journal

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 10:35AM

More than 400 people (an estimate; we lost count) participated in the Centennial Photo Sept. 20 on the courthouse lawn. The photo is published as a full page, in color, in the Oct. 1 Journal.

Memorial fund, events planned in memory of Friday Harbor shooting victim

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:49PM

Friends of a Friday Harbor man who died from a shotgun wound to the chest early Sunday have organized a series of fund-raisers to help pay for his funeral expenses. The Jermaine Reaves Memorial Fund has been established at Islanders Bank. A potluck barbecue is scheduled Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Harbor Ridge neighborhood on Roche Harbor Road. Shannon Smith said donations to help pay for the cost of food are welcome, as are donations to the Jermaine Reaves Memorial Fund. A memorial is planned Friday, 6 p.m., at Bella Luna Restaurant. The memorial is open to the public.

Friday Harbor man dies from gunshot wound; brother held for questioning

  • Sep 28, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Sep 29, 2008 at 1:47PM

A Friday Harbor man was reportedly shot to death early today. His brother is being held for questioning in San Juan County Jail. At 2:40 a.m., sheriff's deputies went to an apartment at 500 Tucker Ave. to investigate a domestic violence report believed made by a neighbor. When they arrived, they were met in the parking lot by Jawaad Darcelle Reaves.

Thank you for giving the gift of life

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 11:13AM

Thank you, San Juan Island community, for rolling up your sleeves. On behalf of patients in our community’s hospitals, I wish to extend our thanks. During your blood drive on Sept. 24, Puget Sound Blood Center registered 71 donors and collected 61 units of blood. This will benefit up to 183 patients.

A fun way to stay in shape

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 11:11AM

Women of San Juan Island: News flash. Well, sort of, but now that I have your attention. I just want to let you know about an opportunity at Curves; they are letting women come for free for a week to check it out. I have been going to Curves for about three years. This is what I like about it ...

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