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New island cops strike sour note | Letters

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 6:45PM

The old island cops would have joined in the caroling, or at least escorted the carolers around town, especially if my friend Mark was driving.

Labeling of genetically modified food back after failure of I-522

  • Jan 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

One concern the bill aims to address is the risk of transgenic fish escaping into native-fish habitats. Bill sponsor Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, said he questions the sterility of the transgenic fish and doesn’t want to take the chance of them escaping and possibly crossbreeding with other salmon.

deChadenedes named manager of SJIs National Monument

  • Jan 25, 2014 at 1:00PM

The BLM manages 980 acres of lands within the San Juan Archipelago, which became one of the nation's newest National Monument through a Proclamation signed by President Obama on March 25, 2013. deChadenedes is scheduled to report to the Lopez Island BLM office March 9.

Fire consumes sunroom; majority of Skottowe Lane home spared

  • Jan 27, 2014 at 9:42AM

A fire at a home on San Juan Island's Skottowe Lane apparently started when heat from a large stone fireplace, similar to that of a hunting lodge, ignited a wall made of wood that surrounds it, at about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Friday Harbor grad helps lead NY school to $100K international alternative energy prize

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 9:17AM

Nathaniel Wight and students from the Bronx Design & Construction Academy traveled to Abu Dhabi to accept the Zayed Future Energy Prize on behalf of the school.

For students sake; ‘Yes’ on M&O levy | Letters

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

Basic education funding provided by the state of Washington is not sufficient to fully fund our district’s programs.

White will seek reelection in ‘14 | Election 2014

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 11:06AM

A two-term incumbent, White was first elected to the position in 2005 and ran unopposed in 2010. A former longtime clerk of the court department assistant, she took over the position following a successful first-time bid for elected office and on the heels of the retirement of former clerk Mary Jean Cahail.

Pacific Legal Foundation jumps into legal battle over CAO

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 12:49PM

The Foundation filed an amicus brief ("friend of the court") that backs the positions of the Common Sense Alliance and P.J. Taggares Company, petitioners in the continuing challenge to the final decision and order of the Hearings Board.

Campaign for alternative seeks ‘win-win’ for all | Guest Column

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 1:00PM

Citizens for the Core is in pursuit of an alternative to U.S. Customs lease at First & Spring, one in which everyone would benefit.

No free pass just because it’s Navy | Letters

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:00PM

The nature of war changes as does the nature of communities; as a community grows so does the need for peaceful co-existence.

Of playwrights, polished performances and a half-pint for Ethel Barrymore | Journal Column

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 7:00PM

Sitting in the audience at the Community Theatre, watching "On the Fringe", the local playwrights festival, Journal columnist Howard Schonberger is reminded of the late Ethel Barrymore, and of the lasting impression that the accomplished actress made on him.

Support success; ‘Yes’ on M&O levy | Letters

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 5:00AM

The beauty of this tight-knit community is that they all know the importance of a quality education.

Lynden Christrian upends Wolverines by eight | Boys basketball

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jan 31, 2014 at 10:27AM

The Lyncs turned a 5-point advantage at the end of the first period into a 7-point lead at the half, outscored Friday Harbor by four in the third and coasted to a 61-53 victory in a regional 1A Division match up Saturday, Jan. 25, on their home court.

Wolverines misfire at Lynden Christian | Girls basketball

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The loss to the Lyncs is the latest dip in the Wolverines roller-coaster season. They bounced back from a 62-38 defeat at Orcas, Jan. 17, to rout Concrete 52-13 at home. Tabatha Keane scored 13 and Maddie Kincaid contributed 10 in the win.

Enforcement is no excuse for excess | Letters

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 11:00AM

Being out of control is a potential danger and inspires an out of control and escalated response.

Higher wages = more spending, and more jobs | Guest Column

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 11:59AM

Raising the minimum wage won’t erase income inequality, but it’s a good start.

The Journal's Super Bowl 'Special Edition'

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 2:00PM

With a tip of the hat to our colleagues at the Everett Daily Herald, The Journal presents special coverage of the big game on the eve of the Super Bowl, with stories and photographs in the Jan. 29 edition; available at local news stands today.

Margaret Ann ‘Maggie’ King: 1929—2014 | Passages

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Maggie King was recognized for her fierce fight for equality for girls’ sports in Snohomish County and throughout the Pacific Northwest. In 1980, she was awarded the Seattle Times “Woman of the Year Award” in recognition for her contributions to women’s sports.

Disrespect puts gravel pit park at risk | As I See It

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

The reality is that being able to let our dogs off leash there is a privilege not a right.

Journal political cartoon; January 29 edition | Opinion

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 11:57AM

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

SJ Schools Foundation raises $23K through business partnership program

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 11:22AM

Participating businesses are listed in the School Directory, also known as the "thin blue phonebook", and on posters in each school. As in the past, 100 percent of donations generated by the Business Partnership program go directly to support curriculum improvements in San Juan's public schools.

Woods nets 31 to lead Wolverines over Coupeville; 62-55 | Boys basketball

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 1:05PM

With a win over the Wolves in tow, Friday Harbor will face La Conner on the road, Friday, with the league title on the line. Both teams enter the contest undefeated, at 4-0, in Northwest 1A/2B League play.

Voters hold sway over 20 percent of school district funding

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 2:37PM

Noting that a 30-student enrollment reduction in SJISD classrooms has reduced the amount received from the state by a corresponding amount, district Superintendent Richard Thompson emphasizes that the M&O levy is crucial "to stabilize funding and to maintain as best as possible the local funding source which goes to support high quality education."

Swing time: 8th annual ‘Dads & Daughters’ dance

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 2:00PM

A special occasion for girls of all ages to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other male role models.

Leapin’ Lizards! ‘Annie’ auditions

  • Jan 31, 2014 at 6:00AM

Director Susan Williams will hold auditions for the play based on the “Little Orphan Annie”

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