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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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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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SJC COVID-19 vaccine registration, 9 a.m., April 5

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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Meals on Wheels had local “celebrity” drivers help deliver meals in the month of March. San Juan’s celebrity driver day was March 19. (Peggy Sue McRae/Contributed photo)

Home delivery offers heart and health to area’s elders

Perhaps nothing says love better than a hot meal or a warm,…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
Meals on Wheels had local “celebrity” drivers help deliver meals in the month of March. San Juan’s celebrity driver day was March 19. (Peggy Sue McRae/Contributed photo)
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Kicked car, enigmatic explosion, consistent cat | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 3rd, 2021
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County and school district work quickly to contain COVID exposure

Submitted by San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School District…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Washington State Ferries want your input

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries’ next survey is just…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
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Members of Samish Nation Tribe staying connected

Samish Indian Nation Stays Connected During COVID

Tom Wooten, the tribal councilman for the Samish Nation for the last…

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Insect interference, aircraft accidents, mistaken moorage | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 27th, 2021
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Two new COVID cases ends San Juan County’s caseless streak

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

  • Mar 26th, 2021
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Talking about organic waste in San Juan County

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

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Mullis Street improvement project update

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor This is a construction update…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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San Juan County Courts resume jury trials

You will start seeing juror summonses again soon.

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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Capital gains tax narrowly passes Senate

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service A tax on capital gains, the…

  • Mar 23rd, 2021
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…

The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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The San Juan County Charter Review Commission host two town halls seeking public input

By Minor Lile Sounder contributor It has been a busy two weeks…

  • Mar 22nd, 2021
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Island children help stop appliance fire in its tracks

Submitted by San Juan Island Fire and Rescue On Saturday afternoon, March…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Phases and tiers: Increased vaccine eligibility and reopening

Submitted by San Juan County Info below will attempt to provide some…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Island Hospital announces Dr. Frank James as Medical Director for Primary Care on Orcas Island

Submitted by Island Hospital Island Hospital announced today that Frank James, M.D.,…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
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Dungeons and Dragons and Drama benefits five local theatres. Streaming live March 21 and 28 at 6 p.m.

Dungeons, Dragons, Drama!

Submitted by the Orcas Center Orcas Center’s Artist Director Jake Perrine, is…

  • Mar 20th, 2021
Dungeons and Dragons and Drama benefits five local theatres. Streaming live March 21 and 28 at 6 p.m.
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Raging room, clogging conifers, beached bones | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 20th, 2021
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Washington moves to Phase 3

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Service All counties are eligible for Phase…

  • Mar 19th, 2021

Help for low-income students passes Senate

Submitted by Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Service The College Bound Scholarship for…

  • Mar 19th, 2021

Contaminated Lopez Island property to be auctioned off

By Heather Spaulding Weekly contributor There are thousands of known or suspected…

  • Mar 19th, 2021
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SJC vaccine registration event 9 a.m., March 22

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Mar 19th, 2021
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Vote counting equipment testing March 23

Submitted by San Juan County A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot…

  • Mar 17th, 2021
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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…

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