Opinion

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

Lessons from the snow | Editorial

Careening down the hill, scarf flying behind me, snow pelting my face,…

What Valentine’s Day means to us this year | Reporter’s Notebook

Valentine’s Day is traditionally thought of as a holiday to celebrate romantic…

Until you question why | Guest Column

The following was written by a Friday Harbor High School junior. All…

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

An abuse of power should be against the law | Editorial

We are in disbelief that a detective who had sex with a…

Update from San Juan School District Superintendent

by Danna Diaz, PhD San Juan Island School District Superintendent Happy Chinese…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Protecting natural places | Editorial

A recent purchase proposal by the San Juan County Land Bank has…

In support of peaceful protesting | Editorial

I’ve heard way too many people say “protests don’t solve anything.” That’s…

SJC lead dispatcher explains 911 procedures | Guest Column

By Robin DeLazerda San Juan County Lead Dispatcher We have received a…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Goodbye to the matriarch of Jpod | Editorial

The Southern resident killer whales are sacred, wondrous members of our Pacific…

What happened to tolerance? | Guest column

By Bill Criddle Special to The Journal I read Michelle Loftus’s column…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

The year 2016 wasn’t all misery | Editorial

Many Americans are expressing gratitude that 2016 is coming to an end.…

Diversity includes Christian holidays | Guest column

By Nathan Butler Secretary of the San Juan County Republican Party Ever…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Steel, speed and spirits do not mix | Editorial

The most chilling noise in a drunk driving collision comes after the…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Our geography of hope? | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi Special to the Journal Last week, feeling sucker-punched by…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

A bounty of gifts in your own backyard: shop locally | Editorial

Before you are standing in line at that big department store, Christmas…

  • Dec 21st, 2016