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Add amateur radio to your disaster toolkit

Submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society Has COVID got…

  • Apr 21st, 2021
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Fire district annexation returns to ballot

Residents of Friday Harbor and those living within the boundaries of San…

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Sign up now for your COVID-19 vaccine

Submitted by San Juan County More than 2,000 vaccine appointments are now…

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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There are still vaccine appointments available

Submitted by San Juan County For many months, islanders have been awaiting…

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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Inslee signs bill to put statue of Billy Frank Jr. in U.S. Capitol

Tribal leader’s legacy includes protection of the environment for future generations

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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More vaccine appointments available, April 20

More than 3,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available at 9 a.m.,…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Program created to support quarantine and isolation needs is saving lives

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health A program created by…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Incarcerated People to Regain Right to Vote

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Formerly incarcerated people will immediately regain…

  • Apr 17th, 2021

Bipartisian support passes $11 billion transportation budget

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service The Washington House of Representatives passed…

  • Apr 17th, 2021

Navy wraps up second round of sound monitoring

Submitted By NAS Whidbey Island The Navy completed its second week of…

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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Friday Harbor hosts Spring Cleanup April 27 – 30

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor…

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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Snatched sign, drifting dinghy, pinched pipe | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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A dozen new COVID cases in San Juan County over the past week

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Apr 16th, 2021
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Three National Guard members board the Tillikum during a previous visit to San Juan Countyto help distribute COVID vaccines in early 2021. (<a href="http://www.army.mil" target="_blank">www.army.mil</a> photo)

National Guard to return to San Juan County

Vaccine registration opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20

  • Apr 16th, 2021
Three National Guard members board the Tillikum during a previous visit to San Juan Countyto help distribute COVID vaccines in early 2021. (<a href="http://www.army.mil" target="_blank">www.army.mil</a> photo)
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Hands-on masonry project offered by 4-H and EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council Kids from all over the county…

  • Apr 16th, 2021
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Update on vaccine breakthrough cases in Washington state

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of…

  • Apr 14th, 2021
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House passes $6 billion capital works budget

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Lawmakers passed a $6.23 billion capital…

  • Apr 14th, 2021
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San Juan County is best in state for small business; and an economic update

San Juan County earned the honors of best county in Washington state…

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OPALCO Virtual Annual Meeting

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative If you pay your power…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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Senate passes carbon cap after debate

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A controversial statewide cap on carbon…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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Plane crashes off the shores of Blakely Island

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office At 4:38 p.m. on…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Learn Computer-Aided Design with the EDC

Submitted by the Economic Development Council Those seeking to enter a new…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Gratuitous graffiti, absent Apple, skilled Samaritans | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. March…

  • Apr 10th, 2021
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Thirteen new cases of COVID since April 2

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Apr 9th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the DOH

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department…

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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Check Out Washington Program now serves libraries statewide

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks and the Washington State…

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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Inslee announces vaccine eligibility expansion to all adults April 15

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced on April…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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COVID surge hits San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County Due to a significant surge in positive…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Bill kickstarts effort for state universal healthcare

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Universal health care for every state…

  • Apr 7th, 2021

Sweeping childcare reform moving in Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Early childhood care and education in…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Straight talk for right now

Submitted by San Juan County First off, though it was slightly tempting…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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New number and tax for suicide prevention

By Joseph Claypool WNPA News Service Connecting people considering suicide with immediate…

  • Apr 6th, 2021

Whistleblower law advances in Legislature

By Angelica Relente WNPA News Service A bill moving through the Washington…

  • Apr 6th, 2021

Senate Democrat plan increases state spending by 12%

By Sydney Brown WNPA News service Funding for health care, education and…

  • Apr 6th, 2021

Police reform on track in Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Limits on the use of force…

  • Apr 6th, 2021

Bill would end Native imagery for public schools, teams

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Ivy Pete remembers attending high school…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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An EA-18G Growler lands on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Ault Field.

Federal judge rejects injunction request against Navy Growlers

The decision wasn’t a surprise, and it doesn’t directly affect the underlying lawsuits by the state Attorney General’s Office and COER.

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An EA-18G Growler lands on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Ault Field.
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Island Air delivering vaccines to Orcas Island.

San Juan County leads the state in COVID-19 vaccination rates

At the tail end of 2020, San Juan County began holding its…

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Island Air delivering vaccines to Orcas Island.
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County posts COVID uptick

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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Mullis Street improvement project construction update

What to expect for the week of April 5 through April 9

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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