Opinion

Transition to redemption | Guest column

Submitted by Steve Ulvi As a blue-collar kid in suburban California following…

  • Dec 11th, 2019

 

Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial

Tis the season for holiday parties, and with the festivities often comes…

 

The ethics of reporting on crime | Editorial

Unequivocally, the most difficult part of our job as journalists is writing…

 

Functional medicine in action | Guest column

Submitted by Gavin Guard In a recent guest column, I discussed the…

  • Dec 4th, 2019

Jarman welcomes new hospital district board members | Guest column

Submitted by Bob Jarman Chairperson of the Fire District No. 3 Board…

  • Dec 5th, 2019

Giving thanks | Readers share what they are thankful for this year

It has become a tradition here at the Journal and the Sounder…

  • Nov 28th, 2019

Growlers are detrimental | Guest column

by Susan Shannon Orcas Island About 35 people attended a meeting in…

  • Nov 27th, 2019

Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

by Mark Reynolds and Ryan T. Palmateer It appears Republicans and Democrats…

  • Nov 21st, 2019

An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial

Thanksgiving is a week away, and with that comes the launch of…

A new approach to chronic disease management | Guest column

Submitted by Gavin Guard Living in modern times has brought about great…

  • Nov 16th, 2019

I-976 could have dire consequences

Our hearts sank when the election results filtered in on Nov. 5.…

What is the tax increase we are approving anyway | Guest column

Submitted by Robert deGavre San Juan County has not properly disclosed to…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

Submitted by Mark Reynolds and Ryan T. Palmateer It appears Republicans and…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

RB Chronicles | Part 4

Anniversaries are funny things. From celebrating a wedding anniversary, sobriety milestones, friendships,…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Judge rules on Amaros versus San Juan County | Guest column

Submitted by David Dehlendorf Below are details of the Oct. 8 court…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Slow the merger rush | Guest column

Submitted by Mark Madsen I am writing to urge the commissioners for…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Yes on county’s levy lift; no on I-976 | Editorial

Vote yes for Proposition 2 The county has put forth a levy…

Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by the SAFE San Juans Team SAFE San Juans is pleased…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

The Amaro-Mount Grant decision | Guest column

Submitted by Rami Amaro The Amaro family asked the county and trust…

  • Oct 29th, 2019

Tim Eyman’s I-976 severely impacts Ferries | Guest column

Submitted by the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Tim Eyman is…

  • Oct 25th, 2019

Vote yes on I-976 | Guest column

Submitted by Tim Eyman Taxpayers are getting ripped off and politicians refuse…

  • Oct 25th, 2019

Another award-winning year for island newspapers | Editorial

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association held its 132 Annual Meeting over the…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019

Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Submitted by Ken Carrasco Elections such as the one coming up this…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019

Women in business: why we matter

Why, after nearly three decades, do we still publish our annual Women…

  • Oct 16th, 2019

We cannot give up on the climate | Reporter’s notebook

If the climate crusade is exploding, Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg lit the…

  • Oct 9th, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by Samantha Community Advocate and Therapist for SAFE San Juans In…

  • Oct 9th, 2019

Are you being abused? | Editorial

Our local domestic violence and sexual assault agency has seen a surge…

Thank you to the pilot angels of Orcas and San Juan | Guest column

by Karen Hiller Orcas Island When my husband and I moved to…

  • Oct 2nd, 2019

OPALCO: visionary IRP but dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion | Guest column

Submitted by Chris and Chom Greacen Lopez Island Orcas Power and Light…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

Prepping for natural disasters as a business | Guest column

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council As storm season…

  • Sep 25th, 2019

An opportunity to help house our aging population | Reporter’s notebook

Community. The very word conjures a sense of security, of belonging, of…

  • Sep 25th, 2019

News from the SJI school district

Submitted by Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent What a…

  • Sep 21st, 2019

The power of speaking your truth | Editorial

Ignoring inappropriate interactions out of fear can often feel like the safest…

  • Sep 20th, 2019

Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial

Our communities have breathed a collective sigh of relief now that the…

Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

By David Turnoy, Chair, San Juan County Democrats For those of you…

  • Sep 11th, 2019

Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Submitted by Cedar Law PLLC Cedar Law PLLC, a Seattle-based education firm,…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

Tilting with windmills on San Juan Island | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi San Juan Island I am compelled to respond to…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Eliminate the private automobile

by Stephen Carter Lopez Island I have a modest proposal. Let’s eliminate…

  • Aug 31st, 2019

Respect for the whales | Guest column

Submitted by Mike Conner Born into a sea of noise, Tahlequah’s calf…

  • Aug 31st, 2019