Grellet-Tinner detective placed on administrative leave

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 9:19PM

San Juan County Sheriff Detective Stephen Parker was put on paid administrative leave while the sheriff looks into new information of misconduct involving a victim in an ongoing case.


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State responds to invasive European green crabs

  • Today at 1:30AM

In late August, a team of volunteer monitors caught an invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) in Westcott Bay, San Juan Island, marking the first confirmation of this global invader in Washington's Puget Sound (Salish Sea). On Monday, an additional green crab was found in Padilla Bay by staff of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

National Voters Registration Day

  • Sep 26, 2016 at 12:47PM

Tuesday, Sept. 27, is National Voter Registration Day. The local League of Women Voters will man tables at two San Juan Island locations to encourage and assist Islanders who need to register to vote in time for the presidential election in November.

Former teacher convicted of sexual misconduct has been granted a new trial - Update

  • Sep 26, 2016 at 11:41AM

Judge Donald Eaton has granted former Orcas High School teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner a new trial after a lead investigator on the case was accused of misconduct. A new trial is scheduled for Dec. 5. The defendant was released from custody on Sept. 20 after Judge Eaton announced his ruling.

League of Women Voters to host candidate forums

  • Sep 26, 2016 at 10:08AM

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will be sponsoring candidate forums on each of the four main islands for state and local contests in the 2016 general election.

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