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CDC provides guidance for cleaning and disinfecting to protect against the spread of COVID-19

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This guidance is intended…

  • Apr 30th, 2020

AG Ferguson to telecom companies: Protect consumers struggling financially during the pandemic

Submitted by the Washington Attorney General’s office Attorney General Bob Ferguson and…

  • Apr 30th, 2020
(Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Inslee rolls out COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard with data

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

  • Apr 30th, 2020
(Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Never underestimate a salmon

Submitted by Jenny De Groot, MSc. Speckled Trout Consulting, LLC One lesson…

  • Apr 30th, 2020

Free webinar series for small business owners, registration beings 10 a.m., April 30

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

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Don’t delay necessary care

Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center As the island communities continue…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Helping Islanders in need

Submitted by San Juan County Neighbors caring for neighbors is a fundamental…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Premerazero cost-share virtual mental health and substance use disorder treatment during COVID

Submitted by Premera Blue Cross Premera Blue Cross announced on April 21,…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Unapproved COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ causes stir on San Juan Island | Update

Editor’s note: On April 28, the Washington Attorney General’s office announced it…

State recreation lands to reopen for day-use on May 5

Submitted by Washington State Parks On April 26, the Washington Department of…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

EDC presents Virtual Job Fair, May 8

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

  • Apr 28th, 2020

AG Ferguson sends cease and desist letter to Seattle business selling COVID-19 ‘vaccine’

Editor’s note: Johnny T. Stine is the man who the Journal wrote…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

Why covering our faces matters so much

Submitted by San Juan County On April 5, following guidance from the…

  • Apr 27th, 2020

Ferry fare increase

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries Several Washington state ferry fare changes…

  • Apr 26th, 2020

School board meeting, April 29

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

  • Apr 25th, 2020

You are not alone | How to access mental health resources

Submitted by San Juan County It is a time of so much…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

Larsen Votes to Deliver Critical Relief to Washington’s Small Businesses and Hospitals, Boost COVID-19 Testing

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office On Thursday, April 23, Rep. Rick…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

‘COVID-19 Community Conversations’ round three

Submitted by San Juan County This week “COVID-19 Community Conversations” continues with…

  • Apr 25th, 2020

Inslee announces plan to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee, in consultation with…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

An update on unemployment from the state

Submitted by the Washington State Economic Resiliency Team The Employment Security Department…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Watch out for Medicare coronavirus scams

Submitted by the Washington Insurance Commissioner’s office As the coronavirus pandemic continues,…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Working Washington Small Business Grant program gets additional $5 million infusion

$10 million available to help some of estimated 25,000 applications from businesses

  • Apr 23rd, 2020

Inslee announces Washington’s COVID-19 recovery plan

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee spoke directly to…

  • Apr 23rd, 2020
(Contributed photo)

Virtual sewing bee stitches beautiful protection for San Juan islanders

Submitted by PeaceHealth It started with a simple request for support. In…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020
(Contributed photo)
Howard Garrett, Orca Network/Contributed photo
                                Transient orca T46B2, 4-7-20, Holmes Harbor.

Puget Sound whale sightings in COVID-19 times

Submitted by Orca Network Seeing whales brings such peace and lightness to…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020
Howard Garrett, Orca Network/Contributed photo
                                Transient orca T46B2, 4-7-20, Holmes Harbor.

Liquor-fueled loss, dueling dogs, vagabond vessel | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 21st, 2020

Call for virtual vacation experiences

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau During this time of self-isolation,…

  • Apr 21st, 2020

Island airports to receive more than $2 million from FAA

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office The U.S. Department of Transportation announced…

  • Apr 21st, 2020

Candidate Filing Week – May 11 through May 15

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office If you have ever…

  • Apr 20th, 2020

Week two of San Juan County’s ‘Community Conversations’ series

Submitted by San Juan County This week, “COVID-19 Community Conversations” continues with…

  • Apr 20th, 2020

Talking to kids about school staying closed

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent…

  • Apr 18th, 2020

Testing: the current situation

Submitted by San Juan County It has been nearly a month since…

  • Apr 18th, 2020

Confirmed case on San Juan brings county total to 14

San Juan Island reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 on April…

  • Apr 17th, 2020

COVID-19 crisis increases gratitude for greenspace and highlights need to leash dogs

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Apr 17th, 2020

WSF postpones summer 2-month reservation release

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries is postponing its 2-month…

  • Apr 16th, 2020

This negative is a positive for island and community health

Submitted by PeaceHealth With shared purpose, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center and…

  • Apr 16th, 2020

Student contest highlighting individuals who are ‘ahead of the curve’

Submitted by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office Legacy Washington’s “Ahead…

  • Apr 16th, 2020

San Juan County COVID-19 Property Tax Relief

Submitted by San Juan County In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, San…

  • Apr 15th, 2020
Lopez Island Family Resource Center food delivery program preparations

COVID this week in the San Juans: A look at the resource centers

As the entire nation faces the realities of life during a global…

Lopez Island Family Resource Center food delivery program preparations

Attorney General launches campaign encouraging Washingtonians to report price gouging

Submitted by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office On April 7, Attorney General…

  • Apr 15th, 2020