Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 349 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Ferry ridership down nearly 10 million in 2020

Ridership aboard Washington State Ferries dropped 41 percent from the previous year…

  • Jan 18th, 2021 1:30am
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San Juan County Council met via Zoom on Jan.5 for the first meeting with the new council members elected in November 2020. Meeting participants included Councilmember Jamie Stephens, top left; County Manager Mike Thomas, top right; Councilmember Cindy Wolf bottom left; and Councilmember Christine Minney.

Council hosts first meeting of 2021

The two newest San Juan County Council Members were introduced to their…

  • Jan 14th, 2021 10:27am
San Juan County Council met via Zoom on Jan.5 for the first meeting with the new council members elected in November 2020. Meeting participants included Councilmember Jamie Stephens, top left; County Manager Mike Thomas, top right; Councilmember Cindy Wolf bottom left; and Councilmember Christine Minney.
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Top stories of 2020 | Part 2

At the end of the year, the Journal of the San Juans…

  • Jan 7th, 2021 1:30am
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This week's editorial.

2020 wasn’t all terrible: The best news of the year | Editorial

The year 2020 will likely go down in history books as one…

  • Jan 6th, 2021 10:02am
This week's editorial.
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(L to R) Cindy Wolf, San Juan County Superior Court Judge Katheryn Loring and Christine Minney after the swear-in on Dec. 29.

Minney and Wolf are sworn in

San Juan County’s newly-elected County Counselors are ready to begin their tenure.…

  • Dec 31st, 2020 1:30am
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(L to R) Cindy Wolf, San Juan County Superior Court Judge Katheryn Loring and Christine Minney after the swear-in on Dec. 29.
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Top stories of 2020 | Part 1

At the end of the year, the Journal of the San Juans…

  • Dec 30th, 2020 1:30am
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Screencap of Russel's presentation

‘The land we stand on’ with Russel Barsh

The islands may be marketed as pristine and untouched by human hands,…

  • Dec 28th, 2020 1:30am
Screencap of Russel's presentation
Editorial

Give the gift of giving this season | Editorial

‘Tis the season for giving, and in a year unlike any most…

  • Dec 22nd, 2020 1:30am
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Employment in San Juan County is down nearly a quarter

Between September 2019 and September 2020, the number of employed people in…

  • Dec 9th, 2020 1:30am
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Two new COVID cases in San Juan County

Two new cases of COVID were added to the San Juan County…

  • Dec 3rd, 2020 5:47pm
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New COVID cases bring county count to 63

There have now been 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the…

  • Nov 24th, 2020 10:44am
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Now is a crucial time to stop the spread of COVID

COVID-19 cases are rising — globally, nationally, in the state and in…

  • Nov 20th, 2020 11:59am
COVID-19 graphic
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A food bank for all islanders

More than 100 turkeys await families in need at the Friday Harbor…

  • Nov 19th, 2020 1:30am
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Crime teaser

Woman sentenced for hitting flagger

The woman who struck a Friday Harbor flagger in October 2018 was…

  • Nov 18th, 2020 1:30am
Crime teaser
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Hospital district opposes hospice sale

The hospital district is seeking to stop the sale of Hospice of…

  • Nov 10th, 2020 1:30am
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Minney and Wolf win council election

Christine Minney and Cindy Wolf won the November 2020 election to represent…

  • Nov 9th, 2020 12:10pm
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The forest of Mount Constitution. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

San Juan County a priority in state’s forest plan

The San Juan Islands are heavily and densely forested. Because of this,…

  • Nov 4th, 2020 1:30am
The forest of Mount Constitution. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
Editorial

Keep Hospice of the Northwest locally owned | Editorial

As the San Juans actively seek solutions to long-term care for seniors…

  • Nov 3rd, 2020 1:30am
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Margie Smith, providing security for your home when you’re away

When you’re away from your San Juan Island home, who watches to…

  • Nov 1st, 2020 4:42pm
Stephanie Claus

Meet one of the women working to keep the islands SAFE

SAFE San Juans Therapist Manager Stephanie Claus says she has the best…

  • Nov 1st, 2020 4:42pm
Stephanie Claus

Moving body, soul and mind

Heather Briann has been teaching body movement for more than a decade,…

  • Nov 1st, 2020 4:41pm
Editorial

Island papers win awards from state newspaper association

In early October, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced the winners of…

  • Nov 1st, 2020 1:30am
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Woman charged with hitting a flagger with car in 2018 to be sentenced

Nearly two years after a Friday Harbor flagger was struck by a…

  • Oct 28th, 2020 11:26am
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Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)

Council candidates talk environmental concerns

Their reasons for running are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. The…

  • Oct 23rd, 2020 1:30am
Fourth of July Beach on San Juan Island. (Adam W. Ritchey/contributed photo)
Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photoAn EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019.

Groups seek to cease Navy encroachment

The Navy’s Growlers have been a bane of many Lopezians for nearly a decade.

  • Oct 7th, 2020 1:30am
Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photoAn EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019.
Pacasum sentenced to 54 months in prison

Pacasum sentenced to 54 months in prison

An Orcas teen who pleaded guilty to rape of a child has been sentenced.

  • Oct 3rd, 2020 1:30am
Pacasum sentenced to 54 months in prison
Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

This October is the 26th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month in the United States.

  • Oct 1st, 2020 1:30am
Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial
Port seeks to expand business opportunities for the community

Port seeks to expand business opportunities for the community

Big changes are coming to the Port of Friday Harbor over the next few years.

  • Sep 24th, 2020 1:30am
Port seeks to expand business opportunities for the community
San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state

San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state

On Aug. 21, Inslee announced funds were to be awarded from the state’s federal stimulus funding.

  • Sep 23rd, 2020 1:30am
San Juan County receives more CARES Act funds from the state
Public safety announcements | Editorial

Public safety announcements | Editorial

Beware of iPhone pocket-dialing 911 and coronavirus-related fraud

  • Sep 19th, 2020 1:30am
Public safety announcements | Editorial
Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

After two months and withstanding three vandalizations, the memorial signs on Lopez are gone.

  • Sep 15th, 2020 1:30am
Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial
San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

The moratorium on cannabis permitting will lift after being in place for a year and a half.

  • Sep 9th, 2020 1:30am
San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance
EDC announces two small business grants

EDC announces two small business grants

Two new grants aim to help small businesses in San Juan County survive COVID-19.

  • Sep 7th, 2020 1:30am
EDC announces two small business grants
Washington’s child care crisis

Washington’s child care crisis

Eighty-six percent of San Juan County’s demand for child care is met…

  • Sep 4th, 2020 1:30am
Washington’s child care crisis

A conversation with local elected officials

Four of the islands’ elected officials held a meeting to discuss the state of the islands.

  • Aug 27th, 2020 10:52pm
Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions

As the 2020 General Election nears, new concerns regarding mail-in voting have…

  • Aug 25th, 2020 1:30am
Congress acts to stop USPS service reductions
Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are…

  • Aug 21st, 2020 1:30am
Cars load aboard the ferry at Anacortes. (Washington State Ferries/contributed photo)
Celebrating the world of photography | Editorial

Celebrating the world of photography | Editorial

I have too many cameras — well not too many, but I…

  • Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am
Celebrating the world of photography | Editorial
County council news briefs

County council news briefs

County to apply for COVID housing grant The county will hold a…

  • Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am
County council news briefs
Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am
Lopez man arrested for vandalizing Black Lives Matter memorial signs