Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 325 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo
An 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 photo
An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019.

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

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

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

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

Public safety announcements | Editorial

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

  • Sep 19th, 2020 1:30am

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

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

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

Washington’s child care crisis

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

  • Sep 4th, 2020 1:30am

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

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

  • Aug 25th, 2020 1:30am
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

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am

County council news briefs

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

  • Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am

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

Reported child abuse on San Juan Island

Two Friday Harbor women have been charged with assault of a child.…

  • Aug 18th, 2020 1:37pm

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

  • Aug 18th, 2020 1:30am

Radio legend and San Juan Islander Pat O’Day dies

A founding father of Northwest rock and roll scene has played his…

  • Aug 10th, 2020 9:44am
SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research (NMFS research permit 19091)/contributed photo
                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers.

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

  • Aug 6th, 2020 1:30am
SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research (NMFS research permit 19091)/contributed photo
                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers.

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

An informal survey performed by San Juan County’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center…

  • Aug 5th, 2020 1:30am

Women deserve your respect, too | Editorial

“This is not new and that is the problem.” It is 2020,…

  • Aug 5th, 2020 1:30am

Tensions run high at joint meeting between the fire department and public hospital district

A joint meeting between the Public Hospital District and Fire District ended…

  • Aug 4th, 2020 1:30am

Grellet-Tinner’s lawsuit against county dismissed

A 2017 lawsuit against San Juan County, Sheriff Ron Krebs and former…

  • Aug 1st, 2020 11:11pm

Planning commission approves marijuana draft ordinance

San Juan County is one step closer to amending marijuana production and…

  • Jul 30th, 2020 1:30am

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

  • Jul 29th, 2020 1:30am

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

  • Jul 27th, 2020 10:31am

Love is not tourism | Editorial

We first met when we were 15 years old. We dated when…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020 11:51am

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Over the course of four days, five new cases of COVID-19 were…

  • Jul 20th, 2020 1:30am

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Being on a small island off the shores of Washington state has…

  • Jul 17th, 2020 1:30am

County council hopefuls meet in online forums

Eight people are vying for two positions on the San Juan County…

  • Jul 15th, 2020 1:30am
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

Washington State Ferries continues to operate through a global pandemic

Washington State Ferries is not immune to COVID-19, according to Amy Scarton.…

  • Jul 11th, 2020 1:30am
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

  • Jul 7th, 2020 1:30am

The show must go on | Friday Harbor fireworks 2020

With little fanfare being made, Friday Harbor will still host fireworks this…

  • Jul 1st, 2020 1:30am

San Juan County pursues Phase Three

San Juan County may soon be entering Phase Three of Gov. Jay…

  • Jun 29th, 2020 11:28am

Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county

After nearly six weeks without a new COVID-19 case in San Juan…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020 1:30am
(San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Facebook/contributed photo)

Catching up with the San Juan Island fire chief

Things are good at San Juan Island Fire and Rescue, according to…

  • Jun 18th, 2020 1:30am
(San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Facebook/contributed photo)

County talks COVID grants

As of June 1, San Juan County has incurred $618,686.87 in COVID-19…

  • Jun 17th, 2020 1:30am

Move to Phase Three postponed

Editor’s note: A new case of COVID-19 was announced in San Juan…

  • Jun 16th, 2020 11:44am
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Remembering Lummi hereditary chief Bill James

The hereditary chief of the Lummi People Bill Tsi’li’xw James died on…

  • Jun 15th, 2020 10:15am
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)