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- Jan 2, 2015 at 6:29PM
As I spent time meandering in the galleries, I found myself delighted, amazed and very proud of the artistic community of our islands.
- Jan 2, 2015 at 6:23PM
First up in the 2015 Whiteley Lecture series is Dr. Jacques White, executive director of Long live the Kings, a Seattle-based non-profit whose mission is to help restore wild salmon and steelhead to the waters of the Pacific Northwest
- Jan 3, 2015 at 3:08PM
Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget would fund a number of major state transportation projects over the next 12 years, including completing the State Route 520 floating bridge and Interstate 405 projects between Renton and Bellevue. About $4.8 billion of that money would come from a cap-and-trade plan on carbon emissions that affects 130 of the state’s biggest polluters.
- Jan 3, 2015 at 2:42PM
A year ago, 65 individuals were identified as homeless in San Juan County, 44 of whom were living out of doors, in vehicles, or in abandoned buildings. The remaining 21 people were staying in temporary, unstable living arrangements, often with friends or family.
- Jan 3, 2015 at 3:25PM
Upon reading the article you find that the town has not given any money to the ballfields, but has donated funds “to cover the cost of a portion of the construction of a sidewalk,” a condition required by the town.
- Jan 4, 2015 at 8:02PM
On the heels of five games in six days, the Mornington Breakers saved their legs for the second half and turned a 10-point deficit into a 39-34 come-from-behind victory in the final minutes of an international clash Jan. 3 in Friday Harbor.
- Jan 5, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jan 6, 2015 at 11:25AM
It has taken us a week to name this bundle of loving warmth: Sandy. It matches her color and the colors of our rooms, and the only Sandy person we know is the boundlessly energetic partner of Ron Bates.
- Jan 5, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Jan 6, 2015 at 11:12AM
Authorities found human remains inside a Lopez Island home in the aftermath of a fire and series of explosions that lit up the Mud Bay Road neighborhood in the wee hours of Monday morning. The remains are believed to be that of the homeowner, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Department.
- Jan 5, 2015 at 7:14PM
Fish for Teeth, a local non-profit, is chief sponsor of the mobile dental clinic, which provides dental care for anyone who is financially unable to afford it. Appointment applications can be downloaded from the Fish for Teeth website, filled out and then dropped off at San Juan County Health Department.
- Jan 6, 2015 at 10:43AM
Seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression, is a real thing. King County reports that four to six people out of 100 experience the disorder prevalently, while 10 to 20 percent of people experience milder forms of the winter blues.
- Jan 6, 2015 at 11:16AM
Classic vista binoculars installed in Friday Harbor
- Jan 6, 2015 at 11:23AM
The calf appeared to be healthy and energetic, swimming alongside its presumed mother. However, researchers immediately recognized some peculiarity surrounding its birth.
- Jan 6, 2015 at 12:50PM
— Editor’s note: Our compass clearly got turned around, as Mr. Zaehring cleverly notes in his letter and about the story referenced below.
- Jan 6, 2015 at 1:13PM
The newly constructed IMA art museum drew 1,000 visitors in a little less than a month since its grand "soft opening" Dec. 5 in Friday Harbor. The works of nearly 60 local artists are on display through Jan. 25 as part of IMA's yearly Artists' Registry Show.
- Jan 7, 2015 at 7:00AM
The first 10 years I lived here I was blessed with decent housing and kind people to rent from. But over the past 10 years, the rental housing situation has changed dramatically. During the recession, rents went up but wages did not.
- Jan 7, 2015 at 9:11AM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's views on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands and SanJuanJournal.com.
- Jan 7, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 2:25PM
The Wolverines (4-0 league) host the Hurricanes of Mount Vernon Christian in a clash of league title contenders Friday, Jan. 9; tip off is 5:30 p.m. They are back home Friday, Jan. 16, to host La Conner (3-0, 9-0 overall) in what looms as a battle for sole possession of first place in the league standings.
- Jan 7, 2015 at 4:54PM
The decision to dissolve was due, in large part, to new core standards established by the National Association of Realtors adopted in May 2014, which include additional accounting regulations, state reporting, duties for staff and board of directors, more travel and per diem, along with increase state meeting participation.
- Jan 7, 2015 at 6:19PM
Cooperatives began 200 years ago as a way to protect common folk from the exactions of greedy merchants and corporations, but OPALCO is running just like any ordinary corporation, always seeking more sources of wealth to appropriate, usually from those with the least to spare.
- Jan 8, 2015 at 12:00PM
... how can we be a better community in this new year and beyond? Here are a few thoughts:
- Jan 8, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:25PM
The EMT Association cited budgetary constraints now faced by EMS following defeat of its proposed property tax as well as the need of a new ambulance as driving forces for the fundraising campaign.
- Jan 9, 2015 at 12:39PM
As a B-17 pilot during WWII, Don Craddock received the “Lucky Bastard” award for having successfully completed 35 bombing missions over Germany. The average number of missions flown by the a pilot of a B-17, aka "Flying Fortress," was six.
- Jan 9, 2015 at 1:15PM
A memorable and intoxicating trip, Theresa Simendinger rode roughly 30 miles each day through territory the Masai have long called home, encountering elephants, lions and giraffe along the way. She'll share reflections and photos of her journey, Monday, Jan. 12 at the library.
- Jan 9, 2015 at 5:07PM
Fish for Teeth helps families and individuals get dental care who otherwise cannot afford it.
- Jan 9, 2015 at 7:19PM
Following school, Corinne worked for the Alaska Steamship Company. There she met Margaret McRea and Irene Spangler, who became good friends. Margaret introduced her to Alan Carter, a friend from her home town of Friday Harbor, and love blossomed.
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