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What if empathy went viral

Submitted by San Juan County By Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, Executive Artistic Director San…

  • Apr 9th, 2020

Dealing with loss due to COVID-19

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The U.S. Surgeon General…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

Scammers already targeting COVID-19 payments

Submitted by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office Washington State Attorney General…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

Larsen to host COVID-19 telephone town hall

On Tuesday, April 7, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a live…

  • Apr 7th, 2020

Inslee extends school closures for the rest of the 2019-20 school year

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of…

  • Apr 7th, 2020

Educational resources available during stay-home order

Submitted by Washington Secretary of State office Many of our divisions offer…

  • Apr 7th, 2020

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service urged taxpayers…

  • Apr 7th, 2020

Trespassed trash, distracted driver, disappeared defecator | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 7th, 2020

Answering your COVID-19 questions

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health We continue to learn more…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

Communities look for heroes to help house the vulnerable

Submitted by Washington State Department of Commerce Hotel owners across Washington may…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

County council seeks to fill several open positions

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

LifeWise Health Plan to waive costs related to COVID-19 treatment

Submitted by Premera Blue Cross Premera Blue Cross, a leading health plan…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

Property Taxes and COVID-19

by Rhonda Pederson San Juan County Treasurer As many of you are…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

San Juan County Council allocates emergency rental assistance

Submitted by San Juan County At its March 31, meeting the San…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

Loan Program Information Session, April 7

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan County…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

Open enrollment for health benefits extended

Submitted by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Washington Health Benefit Exchange has…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

Myth Bust: Don’t be an April Fool with COVID-19 facts

Submitted by Washington Department of Health In honor of April Fool’s Day…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

DOH: Another month at home, let’s emerge healthier

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health Our social distancing efforts are…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

Town Spring Cleanup, April 27–May 1

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

  • Apr 5th, 2020

Medical surge planning: hoping for the best, planning for the worst

Submitted by San Juan County Many in the islands are wondering how…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

An interview with San Juan County’s fourth COVID patient

Submitted by San Juan County We had the opportunity to talk with…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

State lands closure extended to May 4

The state Department of Natural Resources, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

Several new positive test results reported in San Juan County

San Juan County Health and Community Services staff were notified of four…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

Compass Health shares COVID-19 safety resources

Submitted by Compass Health Behavioral health organization Compass Health announced it is…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

In this together

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Remember early March? The…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

No need to stock up or disinfect your groceries

Submitted by The Washington State Department of Health Grocery stores are open…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

Power bill assistance

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The Orcas Power and Light…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program opens

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan County…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

County leaders urge residents to restrict off-island travel

Submitted by San Juan County As Washington State approaches the anticipated peak…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Public hospital district to hold virtual meeting April 8

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 San Juan…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

PeaceHealth offers mobile COVID-19 testing

Submitted by Peace Health Medical Group To minimize face-to-face contact and ensure…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020
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How to handle pandemic stress

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Disease outbreaks bring feelings…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020
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State, federal government pushes funding to hospitals to support COVID-19 response

Submitted by the Washington Health Care Authority To support hospitals in preparing…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Junior Ranger’s Program- helping kids stay active

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Now that Gov. Inslee has issued…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Recreational fishing closed statewide

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Washington Department of…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

San Juan County Council remote public comment

Submitted by San Juan County During this time of social distancing, the…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Two more confirmed cases — on on San Juan and one on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County On April 1, San Juan County Health…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Community foundation committed to community relief

Submitted by San Juan Island Community Foundation At an emergency board meeting,…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

DCD Operations Changes in through April 30

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Community Development General Questions and…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Four cases in the islands and more restrictions added

There are now four cases confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the San…