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Rep. Rick Larsen gives speech on China at Brookings Institution event

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office The following is the speech, as…

  • Mar 8th, 2018

San Juan Wireless, local Verizon dealer, to close

Submitted by San Juan Wireless San Juan Wireless, Inc., the local Verizon…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

San Juan man charged with harassment to kill

Jefferey Irving McGriff, 35, of San Juan, has been charged with harassment…

Take survey on possible San Juan County civic campus

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County staff are exploring options…

  • Mar 6th, 2018

San Juan County Fair Board meeting

The next San Juan County Fair board meeting is at 9 a.m.,…

  • Mar 5th, 2018

Behind the scene of the late-night veto of the public records bill

When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed Senate Bill 6617 on Thursday night, he…

San Juan County Planning Commission continues work on vision statement

Submitted by San Juan County On March 16, San Juan County Community…

  • Mar 5th, 2018

Suspicious sale, stolen street signs and ‘knife-nap’ | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: Feb.…

  • Mar 5th, 2018

Local help for budding San Juan County farmers

As farmers on the islands near retirement, a United States Department of…

Washington Lawmakers introduce new gun legislation late in session

With less than two weeks left in the session, state lawmakers introduced…

San Juan County Council board and committee vacancies

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

Helping those in crisis in San Juan County

The phone rang at 6 a.m. The voice on the other line…

San Juan County Marine Resources Committee meeting

The San Juan County Marine Resource Committee will meet from 8:30 to…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

Washington state protects net neutrality

Submitted by the office of Kevin Ranker The Washington state Senate passed…

  • Mar 1st, 2018

Marine wiring, diesel engine troubleshooting workshops in Port Hadlock

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant A chance for commercial fishermen and recreational…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Take the Lopez Village Subarea Plan mini-poll

Submitted by San Juan County Take the Lopez Village mini-poll. The Lopez…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee meeting

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, Feb.…

  • Feb 27th, 2018

Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast

Submitted by the University of Washington The largest and oldest Chinook salmon…

  • Feb 27th, 2018

State legislators rewrite statute to exempt their records from public disclosure

Critics slam the move as a severe blow to government transparency

Friday Harbor business staff reports possible theft

On Jan. 29, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a report…

American Academy of Pediatrics calls to ‘keeps children safe’ against mass shooters

Submitted by the American Academy of Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics…

  • Feb 26th, 2018

San Juan Islands Visitor Study presentations

Submitted by San Juan County Local, state, and federal agencies that manage…

  • Feb 26th, 2018

Join an affordable housing town hall on March 9

Submitted by SJI Women’s Group Have you or has someone you know…

  • Feb 26th, 2018

Task force update on services after Life Care Center closure

Submitted by Community Long-Term Care Options Task Force To address the crisis…

  • Feb 26th, 2018

Friday Harbor woman charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor

Kathryn Trinity Root has been charged with furnishing liquor to a minor,…

Abandoned auto, password-protected phone and locked out lady | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Feb.…

  • Feb 26th, 2018

Anacortes road construction updates

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation There are updates on road…

  • Feb 25th, 2018

State forecast projects over a billion in additional tax revenue

“Extraordinary revenue growth” is good news for lawmakers looking to balance budgets

  • Feb 24th, 2018

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 meetings

Submitted by the San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 The San…

  • Feb 23rd, 2018

Gov. Inslee declares Feb. 25-March 3 Invasive Species Awareness Week

Submitted by Jason Ontjes San Juan County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator Washington…

  • Feb 23rd, 2018

Reminder: How to safely dispose of medicine in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Wondering how to safely dispose of expired…

  • Feb 23rd, 2018

A look at the San Juan Island EMS budget | Update

San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services staff say finances will break even…

San Juan County services to be relocated to one campus

Submitted by San Juan County Over the years, San Juan County staff…

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

Commissioner Franz calls on Trump Administration to withdraw its offshore drilling proposal

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Commissioner of Public…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

Anacortes construction expected to cause delays to ferry terminal

Construction in and around Anacortes this spring is expected to cause delays…

Friday Harbor businesses are coming and going

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the new business…

Counterfeit cash, trailer tipping and pig problems | San Juan County Sheriff Log

The sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Jan. 31 • A…

  • Feb 19th, 2018

Cold weather shelter opens for several days

Submitted by United Way of San Juan County United Way of San…

  • Feb 19th, 2018

Expect delays on Tucker Avenue durring construction starting Feb. 26

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor Phase two of the Tucker…

  • Feb 19th, 2018

San Juan Islanders support bills in state Legislature

Washington state lawmakers are meeting for a short, two-month regular session, ending…