Opinion

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

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

Iceberg Point | A chance to uncover and important past

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Be the Change | Editorial

Be the change | Editorial

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

Be safe this Fourth of July | Editorial

Fireworks are on the way – be safe

  • Jun 28th, 2017

World of wild weeds | Guest column

By Toni Shiurba Special to the Journal Weeds have a bad rap…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Tiny homes could hold a big solution | Editorial

Affordable housing is a well-documented problem on these fair isles we call…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Father’s Day| Editorial

In recognition of Father’s Day, the Journal asked its readers to share…

Local lawyer explains how the next Superior Court judge will be appointed

Submitted by Stephen A. Brandli Later this year, Governor Jay Inslee will…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Sea level rise in the San Juans | Guest Column

By Ian Miller Special to the Journal The notion of climate change…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Orcas Women’s Coalition’s launches immigration initiative for county ballots

Submitted the the Orcas Women’s Coalition The Immigrant Rights Group of the…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Can you bear it? | Editorial

The black bear is a symbol of protection, a scavenger, a beautiful…

Things that disappear | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer Special to the Journal “The Running of the Brides”…

  • May 31st, 2017

Be kind to your neighbors and tourists | Editorial| Dditorial

Cherry blossoms are bursting with color and kayaks are being taken out…

What Memorial Day means | Editorial

If you are not in the military, you don’t understand what it…

Giving back to the community | Guest column

By Nathan Butler Chairman, SJC Republican Party About six years ago I…

  • May 18th, 2017

Benefits of tourism| Editorial

San Juan County Council members recognized May 7-13 as National Travel and…

  • May 17th, 2017

An artist mom | Editorial

There are generally two questions people ask after discovering my mother is…

Frustration over Orcas teacher case | Editorial

A San Juan County detective’s unethical actions have led to the dismissal…

SJI School District Update | Guest Column

By Danna Diaz, PhD San Juan Island School District Superintendent This semester,…

  • May 3rd, 2017

Saying goodbye, welcoming new staff | Editorial

After two years, Bridget Wright is leaving the Sounder as circulation and…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Why we march for climate | Guest Column

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans On April 29, millions of…

  • Apr 24th, 2017