Opinion

Naming names | Editorial

Naming criminals or alleged perpetrators in our community is a necessary role…

Equitable internet access for all Americans | Reporter’s Notebook

Like telephone and power, Americans should have access to the internet without…

Update on San Juan School District | Guest Column

As 2017 comes to a close, I am excited to share some…

  • Dec 13th, 2017

San Juan County broadband accomplishments acknowledged | Guest Column

By Victoria Compton Director, San Juan County Economic Development Council I was…

  • Dec 12th, 2017

Port crew requests Wheeler back | Guest Column

(Editor’s note: Since the publishing of this letter, Melissa Alspaugh has retracted…

  • Dec 12th, 2017
Contributed photo/ San Juan Preservation Trust
                                A Western bluebird

Students help Bluebirds | Guest Column

By Kristin Pluff and Claire Rathburn Friday Harbor High School students For…

  • Dec 9th, 2017
Contributed photo/ San Juan Preservation Trust
                                A Western bluebird

The true spirit of Christmas | Editorial

At the Journal, we are well aware of the power of the…

Re: Oil spill | Guest column

By Lovel Pratt Washington State’s shorelines are not treated equally when it…

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Shop local | Editorial

All of us at the Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and…

  • Dec 1st, 2017

County Marine Resources Committee recruits new members | Guest Column

By Ken Carrasco Vice-Chairman, San Juan County Marine Resources Committee We have…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Community task force on long-term care gives updates | Guest Column

Submitted by care task force organizers Over the last few weeks, many…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

Wave of assault stories sweeps away secrets | Guest Column

By Julie Gottman, PH.D. Special to the Journal Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein,…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

Readers tell us what they’re thankful for | Editorial

Every year the Journal of the San Juans asks its readers to…

Wonderful watch of the vote count | Guest Column

By Lee and Dawn McCravey San Juan County election count witnesses We…

  • Nov 19th, 2017

You are a partner in community journalism | Editorial

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

Unbalanced local support for islands film festivals | Guest Column

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

  • Nov 16th, 2017

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

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

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

Editorial staff’s 2017 general election endorsements

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

  • Oct 20th, 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

Listen to our teachers | Editorial

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

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