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Fraud fail, rogue recording, fallen fences | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Feb 1st, 2020
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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…

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Learn more about radio measure, Feb. 2

Want to learn more about Proposition 1: Emergency Communication System on the…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

School district seeks levy renewal

The San Juan Island School District is asking that the public renew…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

Measure to fund emergency radio upgrade on ballot

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

Complaint alleging racist language filed against Democratic lawmaker

WNPA News Service Washington Asians for Equality and the American Coalition for…

Democrats push to require firearm training for concealed carriers

WNPA News Service A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol…

Extreme risk protection order filed against San Juan woman

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

Lawmakers aim to put sweeping regulations on the vaping industry

WNPA News Service Legislation requested by the governor’s office and supported by…

Lawmakers hear pitch to replace gas tax with a fee per mile driven

WNPA News Wire Washington state lawmakers will consider a gradual transition from…

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Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

By Leona Vaughn WNPA News Service Gun magazines that hold more than…

  • Jan 29th, 2020
Gun Hearing. (Contributed photo.)

Lovelett bills would expand access to environmental sustainability

Submitted by the Democratic Caucus Communications Two bills to fund environmentally sustainable…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

Pacasum trial postponed

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

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell, communications specialist for Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent.)

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at check out

WNPA News Service In an attempt to reduce plastic pollution, a bill…

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell, communications specialist for Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent.)

Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

WNPA News Service A proposed law to require school districts to implement…

Washington Democrats back clean-fuel legislation

WNPA News Service Democrats in the state Legislature are backing bills aimed…

Coming soon to the county fairgrounds

Submitted by San Juan County Fairground New year, new San Juan County…

  • Jan 26th, 2020

Insecure infant, pilfered package and displaced dogs | San Juan County Sheriff Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Jan 25th, 2020

Lovelett sworn in as senator for 40th Legislative District

Submitted by Sen. Liz Lovelett’s office Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) was sworn…

  • Jan 25th, 2020

OPALCO board rescinds dam resolution in favor of collaboration with membership

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative At the Jan. 23 board…

  • Jan 24th, 2020

Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

As Initiative 976 — the car tabs measure approved by voters in…

Three so far in the race for county council

Two Orcas residents are challenging incumbent Rick Hughes for the District 2…

GOP Senators propose free use of state parks

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service Residents and visitors will get a…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020

Navy airlifts patient during Orcas snowstorm

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island A search and rescue team…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020
The M/V Samish undergoes sea trials on April 8, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Photograph by Stuart Isett/Vigor Industrial 2014 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.

Ferry ridership declines in 2019

Submitted by Washington State Ferries For the first time in seven years,…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020
The M/V Samish undergoes sea trials on April 8, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Photograph by Stuart Isett/Vigor Industrial 2014 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.

Five new lawmakers sworn in for the 2020 state legislative session

WNPA News Service Two state Senators and three new House of Representatives…

Comment on Ecology’s plan for Jensen’s Marina

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking comments on a proposed clean-up…

  • Jan 19th, 2020

County accepting applications for detached accessory dwelling units

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Department of Community Development…

  • Jan 19th, 2020

Nasty neighbors, ferry line failure, check shenanigans | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Jan 18th, 2020

School district announces snow day make up

Submitted by San Juan Island School District To make up for the…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

San Juan Schools: Two-hour delay Thursday

San Juan Island School District announced that it will be on a…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
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Bill Watson will not seek re-election

San Juan County Councilmember for San Juan Island Bill Watson announced on…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
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Ferries initiates severe weather schedule

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries will operate on an…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

Ferries shares snowy weather schedule

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Customers are encouraged to check out WSF’s…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Snowy days on San Juan | Photos

The San Juan Islands got anywhere from a dusting to several inches…

  • Jan 14th, 2020
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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…

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                                Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel.

School on two-hour delay Tuesday

Friday Harbor School District will be on a two-hour delayed start on…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

San Juan County Parks early camping registration for residents

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Parks and Fair is…

  • Jan 12th, 2020

Guerilla gardening, troubling tab, adrift again | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Dec.…

  • Jan 11th, 2020

Sucia body is John Doe

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