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Two-day shutdown of international sailing 'irresponsible,' Ranker says

  • Today at 1:59PM

State Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, said WSF's repositioning of boats gives the Edmonds-Kingston two boats and leaves the international run with none. “Historically, when a ferry is down elsewhere in the system, replacement ferries have come from the San Juan route," he said. "During the winter...."

 

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Mass: climate change no hoax

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 7:00PM

Mass, known for his popular weather blog, discussed truths and myths about global warming, the media’s incorrect coverage of topics relating to the health of the globe and the affects of coal production on our lives.

Larsen loses luster, San Juan County Dems pick Lapointe in primary

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 1:00PM

San Juan County Democrats held separate endorsement meetings on July 26 and 27 on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands. In total at these three meetings, the vote was 50-0 to endorse Mike Lapointe.

State claims negligence, fines seafood company $112K in wake of oil spill

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Following investigation of the sinking of the Clam Digger, owned by American Gold Seafoods, the Washington state Department of Ecology determined negligence on the part of the company was responsible for 315 gallons of oil that was spilled into the channel during recovery of the 59-foot sunken boat.

Town gives thumbs up; Spring Street Landing project good to go

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 7:51PM

The Town Council, prompted by concerns of the buildings height and impact on waterfront views, requested late last month that the Port of Friday Harbor offer up a modification to the roofline, with a slightly lower pitch. Although the Port honored the request, the council passed on the alteration, in favor of original design, gabled roof and all.

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