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San Juan employers learn how to apply new paid sick leave law

Correction: Originally, this story said that full-time employees can accrue a maximum…

Study explains what draws visitors to San Juan Islands

The results of one San Juan County visitor survey are in and…

Airplane accident, runaways recovered, costly car key kept | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 29th, 2018

Attempted piggy bank break-in at Brickworks

Brickworks pig statue, too strong for alleged thief

State adopts Washington’s first reclaimed water rule

Submitted by Washington Department of Ecology Even in rainy Washington, water is…

  • Jan 28th, 2018

Legendary filmmaker and ski icon Warren Miller, 93, passes away at Orcas home

Warren A. Miller, the iconic and beloved filmmaker who introduced generations to…

  • Jan 27th, 2018
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                                Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Puget Sound Navy bases to conduct annual security exercise

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Whidbey Island,…

  • Jan 26th, 2018
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                                Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

San Juan Island Library Board meeting

The San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees will hold a special…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

Jeep recovered from water at Anacortes; sailings to mainland resume

An Everett woman, 30, died when she drove off the dock at…

State health officials issue recommendations on flu medical care

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Flu illness is widespread…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

WDFW Commission advises state fishery managers on chinook plan

Submitted by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission The Washington Fish and…

  • Jan 25th, 2018

Discuss water resources at county public meetings

Submitted by the Environmental Resources Division of San Juan County Join the…

  • Jan 25th, 2018

San Juan County emergency response vehicles collide on Orcas

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

File to be an Orcas Island public hospital district commissioner

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office The San Juan County…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

Stand Up Men’s message resonates through the islands

A movement is spreading like wildfire across the country, fueled by brave…

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 meets on Jan. 24

San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 will meet at 5 p.m.,…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018

San Juan Island blood drive on Jan. 24

Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest The San Juan Island blood drive will be…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018

Tsunami from Alaska earthquake will not impact San Juan Islands

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management All tsunami…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding

Islanders join Women’s March in Friday Harbor

During a weekend full of power outages, wind and rain, approximately 1,000…

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding

Tree damages car after windstorm

Josh Boland, of Friday Harbor, woke on Sunday, Jan. 21, to a…

Elusive state capital budget passes, county funds secured

The state legislature approved the allocation of nearly $4 billion for construction…

Annual ferry ridership up by 250,000 to 15-year high

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation A surge in boardings…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

Women’s March 2018 | Photos

Staff report According to contributor Liza Michaelson, close to 1,000 participants marched…

  • Jan 21st, 2018

Top stories of 2017 | Part II

Correction: Originally this article stated that 14,000 protesters joined the Women’s March…

  • Jan 21st, 2018

Forgery for food, pony problems, construction complaint | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 21st, 2018
Photo credit/ Astrid van Ginneken, Ph.D., for Center For Whale Research
                                A Southern resident killer whale feeding on salmon.

Killer whale campaign on Washington State Ferries

Submitted by Lodie Budwill The Center For Whale Research is taking action…

  • Jan 21st, 2018
Photo credit/ Astrid van Ginneken, Ph.D., for Center For Whale Research
                                A Southern resident killer whale feeding on salmon.

Salmon recovery project proposals for San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Lead Entity for…

  • Jan 21st, 2018

County staff to perform annual homeless count

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County’s 2018 Point in Time…

  • Jan 19th, 2018

OPALCO seeks board candidates for District 2

Submitted by OPALCO Nominations are open for the 2018 OPALCO Board of…

  • Jan 18th, 2018

Mayor appoints Oakes and Umierski to town arts commission

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

  • Jan 18th, 2018

Legislature takes important step toward resolving capital budget issue

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington state’s elusive capital budget…

  • Jan 17th, 2018

The state supports Medicaid clients in finding and keeping jobs

Submitted by the Washington State Health Care Authority During the week of…

  • Jan 17th, 2018

Washington joins 46 other states imposing penalties on mortgage corporation

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions The Washington State…

  • Jan 16th, 2018

How vessel noise affects killer whales

By slowing down just 3 knots, ships can reduce their noise pollution…

Probation problems, bike burglaries and pilfered parcel | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 15th, 2018

Public hospital district appoints interim chief, against EMS staff recommendations

The new year has brought changes to San Juan Island Public Hospital…

New bill could put Washington salmon farms in jeopardy

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau A Senate committee is considering…

  • Jan 15th, 2018

NOAA says vessel rules are a win for orcas and whale watch boaters

Correction: In a previous version of this article, it stated that in…

Fire commissioners’ altered meeting schedule

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue The regularly scheduled San…

  • Jan 14th, 2018

Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau Governor Jay Inslee rolled out…

  • Jan 14th, 2018