Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 405 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Islands glow purple for domestic violence awareness again

For the month of October, SAFE San Juans will once again make…

  • Sep 29th, 2021 1:30am
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Lopezians gathered to honor Black lives lost as they respectfully removed memorial signs along the side of Fisherman Bay Road on Sept. 6, 2020. (Robert S. Harrison/contributed photo)

Lewis found guilty of reckless endangerment and malicious mischief

A Lopez Island man who said he attempted to destroy a Black…

  • Sep 21st, 2021 1:30am
Lopezians gathered to honor Black lives lost as they respectfully removed memorial signs along the side of Fisherman Bay Road on Sept. 6, 2020. (Robert S. Harrison/contributed photo)
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Forecasted ferry disruptions begin

A week after rumors of a coordinated ‘sickout’ by Washington State Ferries…

  • Sep 11th, 2021 4:12pm
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Back to school in the era of COVID | Editorial

For some parents, it’s a blessing and for some kids, it’s a…

  • Sep 9th, 2021 1:30am
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Shook Twins perform at San Juan Community Theatre, Sept. 11

As the restrictions from the COVID pandemic slowly lift, the Shook Twins…

  • Sep 5th, 2021 1:30am
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Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)

Ferry service disruption expected over holiday weekend

Whispers of ferry service disruptions turned to a roar on Aug. 31,…

  • Sep 1st, 2021 2:28pm
Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)
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Washington State Ferries’ staffing shortage faces a new foe — vaccine mandates

Washington State Ferries is feeling the pressure this year as COVID spreads…

  • Aug 27th, 2021 1:30am
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Should the passenger-only ferry from Friday Harbor to Bellingham be adopted, it would join the ranks of other passenger-only ferry systems in the region such as Kitsap Transit servicing south Puget Sound. (Kitsap Transit photo.)

Regional transportation authorities consider passenger-only ferry options

A passenger-only ferry service from Bellingham to Friday Harbor may soon be…

  • Aug 14th, 2021 1:30am
Should the passenger-only ferry from Friday Harbor to Bellingham be adopted, it would join the ranks of other passenger-only ferry systems in the region such as Kitsap Transit servicing south Puget Sound. (Kitsap Transit photo.)
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Police reform is necessary but safety nets are needed first

Ever since George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officer…

  • Aug 5th, 2021 2:29pm
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Two Hadza hunters overlook their territory bordering Lake Eyasi, east of the Serengeti Plains, Tanzania. (Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher photo)

‘African Twilight’ now at SJIMA

Over the course of four decades, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have…

  • Aug 4th, 2021 8:20am
Two Hadza hunters overlook their territory bordering Lake Eyasi, east of the Serengeti Plains, Tanzania. (Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher photo)
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New enforcement laws cause confusion and frustration

Recently enacted laws are limiting law enforcement’s ability to properly respond to…

  • Aug 3rd, 2021 10:50am
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How to help the Southern residents | 100 days in the Salish Sea without J pod

For more than 100 days, J-pod has been missing from the waters…

  • Aug 1st, 2021 3:06pm
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Charter Review Commission minority presents its opinion

Not everyone in the San Juan County Charter Review Commission agreed with…

  • Jul 28th, 2021 1:30am
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Moratorium on new vacation rental permits continues

The moratorium on new vacation rental permits in San Juan County continues.…

  • Jul 19th, 2021 1:30am
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The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Ferry fares set to increase in October

Amid cancellations due to limited vessels and staff as well as a…

  • Jul 18th, 2021 9:53am
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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Van Haalen pleads guilty and receives deferred sentence

Former Friday Harbor Elementary School Principal Caspar van Haalen pleaded guilty to…

  • Jul 15th, 2021 3:20pm
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Ben Jeffrey returns to the San Juan stage, July 17

Broadway performer Ben Jeffrey has been trying to return to San Juan…

  • Jul 13th, 2021 11:45am
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Council to hold vacation rental moratorium public hearing

San Juan County Council will hold a public hearing to consider the…

  • Jul 10th, 2021 1:30am
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San Juan County recognizes Plastic Free July

During its regular meeting on June 28, San Juan County Council approved…

  • Jul 7th, 2021 1:30am
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Vacation rentals alone aren’t causing the affordable housing crisis | Editorial

Six months ago — when the vacation rental permit moratorium began —…

  • Jun 30th, 2021 1:30am
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The cast rehearsing “Grease.”

San Juan Community Theatre dusts off the curtain cobwebs

For 15 months the San Juan Community Theatre has sat mostly quiet…

  • Jun 24th, 2021 1:30am
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The cast rehearsing “Grease.”
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Emergency preparedness in the San Juan Islands

The wildfires that raged across the Pacific Northwest in summer 2020 were…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021 1:30am
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Van Haalen arraignment, June 16

Former Friday Harbor Elementary School Principal Caspar van Haalen was charged with…

  • Jun 16th, 2021 8:39pm
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First SJICN vacation rental forum focuses on discovery

The conversation regarding vacation rentals continues in San Juan County, with a…

  • Jun 14th, 2021 9:41am
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‘Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home’ by Lynda Mapes

New, from award-winning Seattle Times environmental writer Lynda Mapes is her book,…

  • Jun 13th, 2021 1:30am
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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month | Editorial

Happy Pride Month! The celebration of Pride Month in June began in…

  • Jun 11th, 2021 1:30am
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Pride flags stolen from residences around Lopez Island

Only a broken wooden pole remained where a rainbow flag once blew…

  • Jun 7th, 2021 1:30am
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Landlord facing charges had previous complaints against him

A Friday Harbor landlord recently charged with voyeurism and residential burglary was…

  • Jun 1st, 2021 1:30am
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Minding your mental health in May | Editorial

There is no denying that for most people around the world 2020…

  • May 21st, 2021 1:30am
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Islanders gathered on May 11 at Madrona Point.

Red Road to DC: Lummi totem pole visits the San Juans

A Lummi totem pole specially carved for the Biden administration made its…

  • May 19th, 2021 1:30am
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Islanders gathered on May 11 at Madrona Point.
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Friday Harbor landlord charged with burglary and voyeurism

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office is seeking information from former tenants…

  • May 16th, 2021 8:05pm
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Larsen and Stephens hold a town hall

On May 8, San Juan County Council Chair Jamie Stephens and the…

  • May 12th, 2021 11:11am
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Island Rec levy and fire annexation successful

On April 27, San Juan Island voters approved both the Island Rec…

  • May 7th, 2021 10:42am
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San Juan’s Artist Studio Tour returns

Following a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 29th annual…

  • Apr 29th, 2021 10:17am
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League of Women’s Voters of San Juans meeting highlights ‘A Nation of Immigrants’

Immigration has long been a hot topic, especially in the United States.…

  • Apr 27th, 2021 1:30am
Cover artwork for "A Nation of Immigrants" courtesy of author Dr. Susan F. Martin.
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Fire district annexation returns to ballot

Residents of Friday Harbor and those living within the boundaries of San…

  • Apr 21st, 2021 1:30am
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Earth Day “edit”-orial

Alexander Pope famously wrote, “To err is human,” and as a newspaper,…

  • Apr 20th, 2021 1:30am
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Celebrating Mother Earth | Editorial

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article had incorrect information regarding…

  • Apr 14th, 2021 4:09pm
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San Juan County is best in state for small business; and an economic update

San Juan County earned the honors of best county in Washington state…

  • Apr 14th, 2021 1:30am
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<strong>At left: </strong>Gail Richard, writer for Humans of the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo)
<strong>Right:</strong> Yuxweluton, Songhees Nation, Canada. (Steve Lustig/contributed photo)

Focusing on the Humans of the Salish Sea

While working in Christchurch, New Zealand, San Juan Island resident Gail Richard…

  • Apr 7th, 2021 1:30am
<strong>At left: </strong>Gail Richard, writer for Humans of the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo)
<strong>Right:</strong> Yuxweluton, Songhees Nation, Canada. (Steve Lustig/contributed photo)