Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 340 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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County makes headway on affordable housing

County makes headway on affordable housing

The San Juan County Council had a productive day in relation to…

  • Nov 8th, 2019 1:30am
County makes headway on affordable housing
Hospital district works toward merger amid seat changes

Hospital district works toward merger amid seat changes

With an almost entirely new board of public hospital district commissioners, the…

  • Nov 7th, 2019 2:42pm
Hospital district works toward merger amid seat changes
Unknown man being held in jail on burglary charge

Unknown man being held in jail on burglary charge

An unidentified man was charged in San Juan County Superior Court on…

  • Nov 1st, 2019 12:08pm
Unknown man being held in jail on burglary charge
County considers alternate radio upgrade funds

County considers alternate radio upgrade funds

Voters may see a request for an increase in sales tax on…

  • Oct 31st, 2019 1:30am
County considers alternate radio upgrade funds
(Life Flight Network/Contributed photo)

Life Flight joins county medevac providers

There’s a new air ambulance provider servicing the San Juan Islands —…

  • Oct 30th, 2019 1:30am
(Life Flight Network/Contributed photo)
Levy lift to keep several county programs alive

Levy lift to keep several county programs alive

The future of a dozen community programs in San Juan County is…

  • Oct 26th, 2019 1:30am
Levy lift to keep several county programs alive
Friday Harbor Film Festival, Oct. 25-27

Friday Harbor Film Festival, Oct. 25-27

Come one, come all to the seventh annual Friday Harbor Film Festival…

  • Oct 24th, 2019 1:30am
Friday Harbor Film Festival, Oct. 25-27
(Tate Thomson/staff photo)

Sports update

Last week in Wolverine sports the football team battled La Conner at…

  • Oct 21st, 2019 3:42pm
(Tate Thomson/staff photo)
San Juan Island EMS fined for Medicaid fraud

San Juan Island EMS fined for Medicaid fraud

San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services has been fined $350,000 for Medicaid…

  • Oct 11th, 2019 12:22pm
San Juan Island EMS fined for Medicaid fraud
Lopez students sent home early over security threat

Lopez students sent home early over security threat

Following a tip that there may be a weapon hidden on campus,…

  • Oct 10th, 2019 1:51pm
Lopez students sent home early over security threat
Lopez man found guilty for burglary and mischief

Lopez man found guilty for burglary and mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was found guilty in the San…

  • Oct 9th, 2019 1:30am
Lopez man found guilty for burglary and mischief
Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

Marijuana moratorium extended another six months

It may be another year before another marijuana production or processing permit…

  • Oct 8th, 2019 1:30am
Marijuana moratorium extended another six months
Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018

Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018

Brook Elizabeth Radcliffe, 24, of Bellingham, has been charged with reckless endangerment…

  • Oct 7th, 2019 10:13am
Woman charged for hitting flagger with vehicle in 2018
<em>(Canadian Journal of Zoology 2. Craig Matkin/North Gulf Oceanic Society)</em>

Southern resident orcas and oil spills

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Senior Biologist Gary Shigenaka gave a lecture on…

  • Oct 6th, 2019 1:30am
<em>(Canadian Journal of Zoology 2. Craig Matkin/North Gulf Oceanic Society)</em>
Lopez Island School Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a full room during the Sept. 25 school board meeting <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>

Lopez community weighs in on harassment allegations against staff member

It was standing room only at the first Lopez Island School Board…

  • Oct 3rd, 2019 1:30am
Lopez Island School Board Chairman John Helding speaks to a full room during the Sept. 25 school board meeting <em>(Mandi Johnson/staff photo)</em>
County agencies stress urgency in upgrading radio system

County agencies stress urgency in upgrading radio system

San Juan County emergency services may be able to upgrade its radio…

  • Sep 28th, 2019 1:30am
County agencies stress urgency in upgrading radio system
Protecting the San Juans and Southern residents from oil spills

Protecting the San Juans and Southern residents from oil spills

Thousands of vessels travel throughout the Salish Sea annually, either to pass…

  • Sep 26th, 2019 1:30am
Protecting the San Juans and Southern residents from oil spills
An update on county programs

An update on county programs

As the summer came to an abrupt end and fall took ahold…

  • Sep 25th, 2019 1:30am
An update on county programs
Samish scientists seek to save struggling species

Samish scientists seek to save struggling species

While the conservation spotlight is focused on the survival of the Southern…

  • Sep 19th, 2019 1:30am
Samish scientists seek to save struggling species
Volleyball is set for a strong year

Volleyball is set for a strong year

Friday Harbor High School’s volleyball team is starting the season with a…

  • Sep 18th, 2019 1:30am
Volleyball is set for a strong year
Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment

Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment

Warning: This story contains explicit details of alleged sexual harassment. Eight Lopez…

  • Sep 16th, 2019 11:26am
Former Lopez Island secondary principal accused of sexual harassment
New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake

New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake

Though the islands seem safely protected in the Salish Sea from any…

  • Sep 6th, 2019 1:30am
New videos show tsunami potential from Cascadia quake
A story of tsunamis | Editorial

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 1:30am
A story of tsunamis | Editorial
San Juan County studies potential protected foraging areas for Southern resident orcas

San Juan County studies potential protected foraging areas for Southern resident orcas

The Southern resident orcas are starving to death. This is not news…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 1:30am
San Juan County studies potential protected foraging areas for Southern resident orcas
Warrant for arrest for Eastsound man who escaped work crew

Warrant for arrest for Eastsound man who escaped work crew

Daniel Dawayne Hall, 31, of Eastsound was charged with escape in the…

  • Sep 4th, 2019 1:30am
Warrant for arrest for Eastsound man who escaped work crew
Forest management solutions in the San Juans

Forest management solutions in the San Juans

Wildfires are an inconvenience that those living along the West Coast have…

  • Sep 2nd, 2019 1:30am
Forest management solutions in the San Juans
Bringing chamber music to San Juan Island

Bringing chamber music to San Juan Island

For three nights in September, San Juan Islanders can enjoy world-class chamber…

  • Aug 28th, 2019 1:29pm
Bringing chamber music to San Juan Island
As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the summer nears its end, and the weather starts to cool,…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019 1:30am
As the sun sets on summer, school starts
Turtle turmoils at county fair

Turtle turmoils at county fair

The fair is fun and games until a turtle gets hurt. Reports…

  • Aug 19th, 2019 10:03am
Turtle turmoils at county fair
Deep-sea hard (A-C) and soft (D) substratum environments. (A) Hydrothermal vent tubeworms, Endeavour, Northeast Pacific; (B) Corals and fishes, East Diamante Volcano, Western Pacific; C) Deep-water coral and redfish, Northeast Channel canyon, Nova Scotia, Canada; (D) Muddy continental slope, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo credits: A. Metaxas/ropos.)

Creating productive marine protected areas

When developing a marine protection area, Anna Metaxas believes that the genetics…

  • Aug 15th, 2019 1:30am
Deep-sea hard (A-C) and soft (D) substratum environments. (A) Hydrothermal vent tubeworms, Endeavour, Northeast Pacific; (B) Corals and fishes, East Diamante Volcano, Western Pacific; C) Deep-water coral and redfish, Northeast Channel canyon, Nova Scotia, Canada; (D) Muddy continental slope, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo credits: A. Metaxas/ropos.)
Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead

From 76 to 73, the Southern resident orca population officially dropped by…

  • Aug 13th, 2019 1:30am
Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead
Musings on a whale sanctuary | Editorial

Musings on a whale sanctuary | Editorial

I remember the first time I saw an orca, or really, any…

  • Aug 4th, 2019 1:30am
Musings on a whale sanctuary | Editorial
The intellect of the blackfish

The intellect of the blackfish

Dolphins and whales are highly intelligent beings. Lori Marino believes they don’t…

  • Aug 2nd, 2019 1:30am
The intellect of the blackfish
Abdon sentenced to 6.5 years for vehicular homicide

Abdon sentenced to 6.5 years for vehicular homicide

Tucker Samms Abdon, 34, of Eastsound, was sentenced by Judge Kathryn C.…

  • Aug 1st, 2019 4:09pm
Abdon sentenced to 6.5 years for vehicular homicide
Abdon changes plea to guilty in vehicular homicide case

Abdon changes plea to guilty in vehicular homicide case

Tucker Samms Abdon, 34, of Eastsound, changed his plea of not-guilty to…

  • Jul 26th, 2019 5:46pm
Abdon changes plea to guilty in vehicular homicide case

Seniors request Mullis Center Operations Committee recall

More than 90 signatures have been collected on a petition to remove…

  • Jul 26th, 2019 12:26pm
Apology for editing error | Editorial

Apology for editing error | Editorial

Try as we might, mistakes do happen, and a rather large one…

  • Jul 24th, 2019 1:33pm
Apology for editing error | Editorial
Mullis Center treated unfairly | Editorial

Mullis Center treated unfairly | Editorial

I am an Army brat. I was born in a hospital on…

  • Jul 24th, 2019 10:25am
Mullis Center treated unfairly | Editorial
Port of Friday Harbor addresses allegations

Port of Friday Harbor addresses allegations

Following the receipt of a formal letter of complaint, the Port of…

  • Jul 24th, 2019 1:30am
Port of Friday Harbor addresses allegations
Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans

Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans

The bunnies of the San Juan Islands are in danger. A case…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019 2:30pm
Deadly rabbit disease confirmed in the San Juans