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Washington’s Working Families Tax Credit gets bipartisan support

Submitted by the Washington State Budget and Policy Center Rep. My-Linh Thai,…

  • Jan 25th, 2021
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COVID vaccine approval at Eventide

Submitted by William F. House, M.D. Eventide Health has received approval from…

  • Jan 25th, 2021
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San Juan School District: ‘We are here to help during COVID-19’

“Hang in there” are the words of encouragement San Juan Island School…

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New state report shows salmon still near brink of extinction

Submitted by State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office A new report…

  • Jan 24th, 2021
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Carousing calf, breached barrier, resolved ruckus | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 23rd, 2021
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Navy airlifts a second patient from Orcas

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

  • Jan 22nd, 2021
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Compass Health joins peer providers to launch Fourfront Contributor

Fourfront Contributor is a behavioral health collective focused on strengthening health systems

  • Jan 22nd, 2021
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2021 docket for proposed amendments to the SJC Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations

Submitted by San Juan County The deadline for proposed amendments to the…

  • Jan 22nd, 2021
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County COVID case count grows by one

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

  • Jan 22nd, 2021
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San Juan County Council places moratorium on new vacation rental permits

As of 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 13, San Juan County has a…

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Hot topic #41: Vaccine FAQ 4.0

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders

  • Jan 21st, 2021
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A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon's McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were.

Request for salmon recovery project proposals

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

  • Jan 20th, 2021
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon's McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were.

Use of police force elicits emotional testimony at state Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A proposed ban on the use…

  • Jan 20th, 2021
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Top: Signing of the Letter of Intent on Jan. 2. From left to right: Steve and Terri Mason, Jennifer Swanson and Learner Limbach.
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Nonprofit aims to purchase the Shaw General Store

Submitted by the Save the Shaw Store Board of Directors Imagine the…

  • Jan 19th, 2021
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Top: Signing of the Letter of Intent on Jan. 2. From left to right: Steve and Terri Mason, Jennifer Swanson and Learner Limbach.
Bottom: Shaw Store front.
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Inslee announces expanded eligibility for COVID vaccine

Submitted by San Juan County On Monday, Jan. 18, Gov. Jay Inslee…

  • Jan 18th, 2021
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COVID-19 data shows high activity and signs of a recent uptick

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

  • Jan 18th, 2021
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Empty desks await students at Friday Harbor Elementary School. (Emillie Novak/staff photo)

Parents, educators worry Inslee schools budget falls short

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for…

  • Jan 18th, 2021
Empty desks await students at Friday Harbor Elementary School. (Emillie Novak/staff photo)
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Session begins with social distancing, heightened security

An Everett man arrested as lawmakers prepared for the session, which will focus on the pandemic.

  • Jan 18th, 2021
National Guard members march near a perimeter fence Sunday at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Ferry ridership down nearly 10 million in 2020

Ridership aboard Washington State Ferries dropped 41 percent from the previous year…

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Policing, racial injustice, governor’s power on Legislative agenda

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service This year’s legislature won’t just be…

  • Jan 17th, 2021
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Google gaffe, missing mystery, ruckus reachout | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Dec. 30…

  • Jan 17th, 2021
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State’s new two-phase plan and what it means for SJC

Submitted by San Juan County The week before last, Gov. Jay Inslee…

  • Jan 17th, 2021
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COVID-related relief tops state budget priority list

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Desperately needed COVID-19 relief is a…

  • Jan 16th, 2021
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California man missing from ferry route between Lopez Island and Anacortes

Submitted by San Juan County Prosecutor’s Office A man from California was…

  • Jan 16th, 2021
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Increased participation might be ‘silver lining’ in online state legislative session

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Service This might be the most accessible…

  • Jan 15th, 2021
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Roadmap to Recovery update: All regions staying in Phase 1 for now

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

  • Jan 15th, 2021
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Strong winds knock out power in all of San Juan County for more than 18 hours

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative In the early morning hours…

  • Jan 15th, 2021
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San Juan County COVID case recap

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

  • Jan 15th, 2021
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Body found on Lopez beach from Anacortes

Submitted by San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner A beach walker found the…

  • Jan 14th, 2021
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HOT TOPIC #39: Vaccine FAQ 3.0

Submitted by San Juan County This information expands on and updates the…

  • Jan 14th, 2021
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San Juan County Council met via Zoom on Jan.5 for the first meeting with the new council members elected in November 2020. Meeting participants included Councilmember Jamie Stephens, top left; County Manager Mike Thomas, top right; Councilmember Cindy Wolf bottom left; and Councilmember Christine Minney.

Council hosts first meeting of 2021

The two newest San Juan County Council Members were introduced to their…

San Juan County Council met via Zoom on Jan.5 for the first meeting with the new council members elected in November 2020. Meeting participants included Councilmember Jamie Stephens, top left; County Manager Mike Thomas, top right; Councilmember Cindy Wolf bottom left; and Councilmember Christine Minney.
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Run for the OPALCO Board: help shape our energy future

Submitted by OPALCO Now is your chance for a seat at the…

  • Jan 14th, 2021
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Paycheck Protection Program presentation Jan. 14

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

  • Jan 12th, 2021
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Dog rescue mission on San Juan Island

Submitted by the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor The Animal Protection…

  • Jan 11th, 2021
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SAR Conducts First MEDEVAC of the Year From Orcas Island

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island A Search and Rescue team…

  • Jan 10th, 2021
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Abandoned ammo; departed deer; gratuitous graffiti

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

  • Jan 9th, 2021
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San Juan County’s weekly COVID update

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

  • Jan 8th, 2021
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Gov. Inslee extends ban on indoor dining, other restrictions

An updated reopening plan for stores, restaurants and gatherings will be released next week.

  • Jan 7th, 2021
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Local art-related nonprofits benefit from CARES Act funding

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art The Coronavirus Aid, Relief,…

  • Jan 7th, 2021
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Top stories of 2020 | Part 2

At the end of the year, the Journal of the San Juans…

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