Opinion

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…

 

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

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

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

Early education paves future goals

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in the educational field who…

Love in loss | Editorial

Life is precious. This is not a new adage, but when two…

Local workshop considers oil spill effects on islanders

by Ken Carrasco Member of the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Crossing party lines | Editorial

There is upset and imbalance in our community. As the editor of…

Slow down on horse barn removal | Editorial

The San Juan Fairgrounds horse barn is scheduled to be torn down.…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Housing crisis, we must do something | Editorial

San Juan County has the least affordable housing in the entire state…

Parks and Fair Dept. responds to horse barn comments

Submitted by San Juan County Parks and Fair Department The memories of…

  • Mar 20th, 2017

News media is not the enemy | Guest column

by David Kobrin Orcas Island On Feb. 17 the President tweeted: “The…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Why we report on crime | Editorial

(Why do we write crime stories? This is a question we are…

Senator Ranker says you’re with me or you’re wrong | Guest Column

by Gary Alexander Lopez Island In the three county newspapers I read…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

The difference between an article, editorial and guest column | Editorial

What is the difference between a staff-generated newspaper article, an editorial and…

Update from San Juan Island School District superintendent

Submitted by Danna Diaz, PhD, Superintendant When I was searching for a…

  • Mar 8th, 2017

House workers this summer | Guest Column

By Winnie Brumsickle San Juan Island I’m writing to appeal to islanders…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

What makes us human, what makes us good? | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer Special to The Journal I am walking in the…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Port crew requests Wheeler back | Guest Column

By Melissa Alspaugh Port tenant A Port of Friday Harbor commission meeting…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Why states matter | Editorial

We’ve never been so proud to be Washingtonians. Our home state has…

Authoritarianism vs. Democracy: What the public must know about the PHD | Guest Column

By Kathleen Bartholomew San Juan Island The San Juan County Public Hospital…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Elder abuse: silent suffering | Editorial

It’s difficult to imagine that there are people in our community abusing…

Some fat is good | Guest Column

By Bob Weaver A big, important revolution in diet and health has…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Response to unfair ejection from Republican Party article

By Heather Christensen Special to the Journal In response to the article…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Former port director resigns | Guest column

By Ted Fitzgerald Former executive director of the Port of Friday Harbor…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

Walls versus coexistence | Special to The Journal

By Kimberly Mayer Special to The Journal A long time ago in…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Educate yourself on county comprehensive plan update | Guest Column

By Joe Symons You may have heard that San Juan County has…

  • Feb 15th, 2017