Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 276 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Four cases in the islands and more restrictions added

There are now four cases confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the San…

  • Apr 1st, 2020 1:30am

Local resident tests negative for novel coronavirus

Editor’s note: The original version of this article said that the 1…

  • Mar 25th, 2020 4:56pm

First county resident diagnosed and other COVID-19 updates

Though the first case of COVID-19 wasn’t reported in San Juan County…

  • Mar 25th, 2020 1:30am

School board to host Zoom meeting

Submitted by San Juan Island School District During this time of national…

  • Mar 24th, 2020 4:14pm

Orcas man in critical care following Monday night shooting

Jonathan D. Wilkins, 44, of Eastsound, appeared in front of San Juan…

  • Mar 20th, 2020 12:56pm

COVID-19 spreads across the state leading to mass closures of public spaces

As COVID-19 inches toward the San Juan Islands, public health officials continue…

  • Mar 18th, 2020 1:30am

Many golfers take to the course | Spring sports preview


  • Mar 16th, 2020 1:30am

Tennis team season starts slowly


  • Mar 15th, 2020 1:34pm

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

With 19 people in the United States — 18 of whom were…

  • Mar 10th, 2020 1:30am

Christian Hogle pleads guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography

Warning: The following story contains graphic details. Christian Hogle, 54, formerly of…

  • Mar 7th, 2020 1:30am

Warrant out for Friday Harbor teen’s arrest

A female minor, 17, of Friday Harbor, was charged on Jan. 14…

  • Mar 5th, 2020 1:30am

Kindergarten registration begins

Submitted by Friday Harbor Elementary School Friday Harbor Elementary School’s kindergarten registration…

  • Mar 4th, 2020 5:00pm

Fire district seeks Friday Harbor annexation in April election

The next step in the integration of fire and emergency medical services…

  • Mar 4th, 2020 1:30am

Lopez man charged with assault, meth possession, trespassing and resisting arrest

Shawn Loren Cook, 43, of Lopez Island, is awaiting sentencing in San…

  • Mar 3rd, 2020 2:44pm

Canadian oil pipeline debate continues

The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is still in development following a decision…

  • Feb 27th, 2020 1:30am

Local firefighters raise money for cancer research | Editorial

In the last two weeks, firefighters from both San Juan and Orcas…

  • Feb 26th, 2020 1:30am

Pacasum trial postponed until May

The trial for 18-year-old David Pacasum of Orcas Island has been continued…

  • Feb 25th, 2020 2:53pm

Youtube video focuses on public records in San Juan County

A YouTube video posted on Jan. 29 about the San Juan County…

  • Feb 19th, 2020 1:30am

Some still seek vacation rental moratorium

Eight months after making their initial request, some islanders are still asking…

  • Feb 15th, 2020 1:30am
Bailer Hill (pictured) was one of the roads most affected by flooding during the recent storm. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Flooding results in county road closures

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that Killebrew Lake…

  • Feb 11th, 2020 1:30am
Bailer Hill (pictured) was one of the roads most affected by flooding during the recent storm. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Gov. Inslee comments on monument plan

Inconsistencies in the Bureau of Land Management’s plan for the San Juan…

  • Feb 7th, 2020 1:30am
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Land bank neighbor brings lawsuit over public access to shared property

A Henry Island couple has brought a lawsuit against the San Juan…

  • Feb 1st, 2020 1:30am
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Measure to fund emergency radio upgrade on ballot

Voters have the chance to approve a sales tax increase to improve…

  • Jan 30th, 2020 1:30am

Extreme risk protection order filed against San Juan woman

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has requested an extreme risk protection…

  • Jan 29th, 2020 1:30am

Pacasum trial postponed

After requesting and being granted $1,500 by the court to fund an…

  • Jan 29th, 2020 1:30am

Vote yes on both special election measures

San Juan Island residents have been able to vote since Friday on…

  • Jan 29th, 2020 1:30am

Art show to benefit Australian animals

More than 7,000 miles away from the wintery wonderland that is the…

  • Jan 26th, 2020 1:30am

Snow in the San Juans | Editorial

Snow struck suddenly Sunday, Jan. 12 — or so it seemed. Though…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020 2:27pm

Blackie | Pet of the Week

“Do you dream of a Dracula cat gracing your sofa? Perhaps even…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020 2:13pm

Sharing islander opinions about world topics

A nationally renowned program is coming to the San Juan Island Library…

  • Jan 22nd, 2020 9:49am
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                                Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel.

Alex Ramel replaces Jeff Morris as 40th District representative

Following Rep. Jeff Morris’ November 2019 resignation from his position in Washington’s…

  • Jan 14th, 2020 8:30am
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                                Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel.

Sucia body is John Doe

The person whose body washed ashore on Sucia Island last month is…

  • Jan 9th, 2020 3:19pm

Seniors bring lawsuit against senior center nonprofit

Four members of the Senior Services Council of San Juan County brought…

  • Jan 7th, 2020 3:30pm
Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo
                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery.

Environmentalists stop Anacortes xylene proposal

Xylene will not be produced and transported through local waters thanks to…

  • Jan 7th, 2020 9:57am
Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo
                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery.

Top stories of 2019 | Part I

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

  • Dec 30th, 2019 4:45pm

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

As 2019 comes to its end, the Journal of the San Juans…

  • Dec 25th, 2019 1:30am

State supreme court overturns public records decision

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington has overturned part of…

  • Dec 20th, 2019 1:30am

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results

San Juan County’s seniors say services are lacking throughout the islands. The…

  • Dec 19th, 2019 1:30am
The Chelan returned to service the international route in early December (WSF Twitter/contributed photo)

Ferries holds first-ever digital meetings

The 30-minute advance arrival rule isn’t going anywhere, there isn’t enough money…

  • Dec 16th, 2019 1:30am
The Chelan returned to service the international route in early December (WSF Twitter/contributed photo)

Man arrested after fight with deputy

Averell Rennie, 27, of Friday Harbor was charged with assault in the…

  • Dec 13th, 2019 12:05pm