Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 405 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Talking about organic waste in San Juan County

More than 40 million tons of food waste ends up in landfills…

  • Mar 25th, 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)

Catching up with the ferries

Though ferry ridership in the San Juans has nearly returned to its…

  • Mar 23rd, 2021 1:30am
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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Vote yes for Island Rec | Editorial

This upcoming April election, San Juan Islanders are being asked to vote…

  • Mar 17th, 2021 10:20pm
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County Council amends vacation rental moratorium to cover only select land use designations on Orcas and Lopez

Recognizing that vacation rentals aren’t as big of a problem in some…

  • Mar 16th, 2021 9:27am
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Some changes around the Journal office | Editorial

Change has become second nature amid the COVID-19 pandemic. About a year…

  • Mar 10th, 2021 12:02pm
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Reflecting on schools reopening

Hallways that sat empty for many months are starting to refill. Within…

  • Mar 6th, 2021 1:30am
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Jennifer Johnston’s third-grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School. (Colleen Smith/staff photo)

Island schools talk reopening strategies

For some island students, it’s been 11 months since they walked the…

  • Mar 3rd, 2021 1:30am
Jennifer Johnston’s third-grade class at Orcas Island Elementary School. (Colleen Smith/staff photo)
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San Juan County’s vacation rental discussion continues

San Juan County has issued permits for 1,002 vacation rentals, according to…

  • Mar 1st, 2021 10:19am
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What love means to me | Editorial

Readers may recall that in July 2020 I wrote about being separated…

  • Feb 14th, 2021 1:30am
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Tremor event draws regional attention

Thousands of tremors rattled under Vancouver Island between Jan. 26 and Feb.…

  • Feb 12th, 2021 1:30am
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Pacific Northwest Seismic Network’s shake map screenshot from the afternoon of Feb. 8.
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It takes a village to rescue a beloved lost pooch

As the tidewaters rose, rescuers knew they didn’t have long to save…

  • Feb 10th, 2021 3:00pm
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Your trust in us is valued | Editorial

One of the most disheartening things I’ve witnessed since I began this…

  • Feb 5th, 2021 1:30am
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San Juan County’s COVID success — keep it up!

The United States hit a very grim milestone on Jan. 19, reaching…

  • Jan 28th, 2021 4:22pm
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Shoreline Master Program review completes

Changes are coming to the San Juan County Shoreline Master Program. With…

  • Jan 28th, 2021 1:30am
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‘Vaccine’ peddler who caused controversy in Friday Harbor charged

In April 2020, Johnny T. Stine was making plans with his long-time…

  • Jan 26th, 2021 1:30am
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San Juan County Council places moratorium on new vacation rental permits

As of 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 13, San Juan County has a…

  • Jan 22nd, 2021 1:30am
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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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‘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
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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
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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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Woman sentenced for hitting flagger

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

  • Nov 18th, 2020 1:30am
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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)
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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
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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
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Moving body, soul and mind

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

  • Nov 1st, 2020 4:41pm
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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)