Opinion

Declaration of appreciation of all American men of honor | Guest Column

Signed, on behalf of millions of beneficiaries across the globe, Peggy Butler…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

 

Dispersants: A controversial oil spill response | Guest Column

Recent Friday Harbor Labs review suggests keeping dispersants as a response option

  • Nov 16th, 2017

 

Unbalanced local support for islands film festivals | Guest Column

Submitted by Karen Palmer and Lynn Danaher Friday Harbor Film Festival The…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

 

You are a partner in community journalism | Editorial

Dear Journal of the San Juan Islands reader, We are proud to…

Find solution after Life Care closure | Guest Column

By John Johnson San Juan Island My grandparents died in the Life…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Changing the way we consume | Editorial

China’s import ban of many recyclables including plastics, mixed paper, and metal…

Holiday guide makes the season bright | Editorial

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling? OK, maybe not quite yet,…

  • Oct 27th, 2017

Young Friday Harbor Film Festival fan | Guest Column

By Theresa Simendinger Last year, Manager John Hamilton was too busy with…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Farhad Ghatan for mayor of Friday Harbor

We write in enthusiastic support of Farhad Ghatan for mayor of Friday…

  • Oct 23rd, 2017

Editorial staff’s 2017 general election endorsements

The editorial staff of The Journal of the San Juan Islands and…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Serious flaws in criticism of ‘Hunting Ground’ | Guest Column

(Editor’s Note: To read more on the Journal’s policy on what we…

  • Oct 21st, 2017

Four steps to lower your monthly energy bill | Guest Column

Submitted by Ryan T. Palmateer San Juan Islands Conservation District Fall is…

  • Oct 19th, 2017

Serious flaw in reporting sexual assault | Guest Column

By Philp W. Cook Islanders may not give a hoot or howl…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Why the Journal endorses candidates | Editorial

As ballots are mailed and voters prepare to cast their vote, we…

Marijuana is harmful to young people | Guest Column

By Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN Many parents on San Juan Island are…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Preserve future by participating in comp. plan | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi This place, protectively moated by surging tidal waters from…

  • Sep 28th, 2017

Sound Publishing sues state over Public Records Act exemption | Editorial

By The Herald Editorial Board Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature…

  • Sep 28th, 2017

Lessons from Hurricane Harvey | Guest column

By Brenden Cowen Emergency Management Director, San Juan County and Town of…

  • Sep 23rd, 2017

Many ways to savor the San Juans | Editorial

Our local food community is ever-changing. Just a decade ago in 2007,…

Help seniors find resources | Editorial

Winter is fast approaching. It’s a time when the pace slows down,…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Legislators need to fund science | Guest Column

Letter- tell congress to fund science

  • Sep 8th, 2017

United Way is quiet, community contributor | Guest Column

By Jennifer Armstrong Director, San Juan Island Family Resource Center This past…

  • Sep 7th, 2017

It’s OK to protect ‘illegal immigrants’ | Guest Column

By David Turnoy Now that the council has passed an ordinance protecting…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Why I peacefully protested at the San Juan County Fair | Guest column

By Gretchen Allison To contribute to the conversation about the political discussions…

  • Sep 4th, 2017

Listen to our teachers | Editorial

On Friday morning of last week, San Juan Island School District teachers…

Non-Profit Affordable Housing? | Guest Column

By David S. Gow Executive Director, San Juan Community Home Trust The…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

An end to fish farming | Reporter’s notebook

When thousands of non-native salmon were released into the Salish Sea due…

Republicans harassed at county fair | Guest column

Submitted by Chairman Nathan Butler, Vice Chairwoman Lynda Lee Gerpheide, State Committeeman…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Immigration initiative should have gone to general election

An immigration ordinance was adopted by the San Juan County Council with…

Ferry saga continues | Editorial

Editor’s note: This editorial was written prior to the Elwha going out…

San Juan County needs to monitor local air quality | Guest Column

Michael Riordan Special to the Journal During the recent smoke surge into…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Celebrate parents who care | Editorial

I had a deadbeat dad. For those not familiar with the term,…

It’s ferries’ fault | Editorial

The San Juan Islands have been at the center of a transportation…

Put down the phone | Editorial

Unless you don’t own a cell phone or have incredible willpower, you’ve…

The orcas are not what they seem | Reporter’s Notebook

As part of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which was originally adopted…

Feeding marine mammals is illegal | Guest Column

By Jennifer Olson Popeye the harbor seal, shown right, is a beloved…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Be the Change | Editorial

Be the change | Editorial

A chance to uncover an important past at Iceberg Point | Guest Column

Iceberg Point | A chance to uncover and important past

  • Jul 5th, 2017

A look at end of life care on the islands | Guest Column

Robert Laws Hospice of the Northwest Mariluz Villa, MD Hospice of San…

  • Jul 1st, 2017