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Apply now to vote for state Senate endorsement

  • May 22, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:04PM

The 40th Legislative District will hold a vote to endorse a Democratic candidate to run for the state Senate seat of Harriet Spanel, who has announced her retirement.

Pre-primary win for Ranker

  • May 21, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:04PM

County Councilman Kevin Ranker has emerged the top choice of Democratic Party precinct committee officers in his bid for state Senate.

San Juan County among tops for state voter turnout

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 8:54PM

Secretary of State Sam Reed has certified the results of the state’s Aug. 19 Primary Election, in which nearly 43 percent of registered voters had their voices heard. “While the voter turnout for this year’s primary was slightly below what I predicted, I’m still very impressed with the strong turnout last month,” Reed said.

Ranker, Van Luven advance in state Senate race

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 8:54PM

Kevin Ranker is one step closer to being the first state senator from San Juan County in possibly 100 years.

Congress: Larsen, Bart are top vote-getters

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 8:53PM

Come November, islanders will have a congressman named Rick. But which Rick ... well, we’ll have to wait until the Nov. 4 election to find out.

Thanks to community generosity, Banry family expanding home

  • Sep 11, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 6:36PM

Annexation: A well-planned, low impact solution | Guest Column

  • Sep 15, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 1:16PM

Dr. Sonja Webster-Hills is the new owner of Islands Veterinary Clinic

  • Sep 15, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 1:13PM

Pearl Island dock permit overturned

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 11:43AM

Refuge plan might end camping on Matia, Turn islands

  • Sep 2, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Sep 15, 2008 at 1:57PM

The end of camping on Matia and Turn islands is one of the options being considered in a conservation plan being developed for the San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is developing a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the national wildlife refuges on Protection Island — near Port Angeles — and in the San Juan Islands. The conservation plan will guide refuge management decisions for the next 15 years and beyond.

68th wedding anniversary Sunday for Honey and Granddad Hoisington

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 12, 2008 at 12:51PM

Friday Harbor clobbers Orcas 42-7 in season opener

  • Sep 8, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Sep 12, 2008 at 11:36AM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines got out of the gates looking a little wobbly and a bit uneven at times in the season opener Friday. But a rash of penalty flags, a fumble or two and a nagging case of first-game jitters early on couldn't stop the Friday Harbor football team from claiming its fifth-straight Island Cup with a bruising 42-7 victory at home over the visiting Orcas Vikings.

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