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Town Council to hear Arts Commission recommendation for mural on Blair Avenue

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

  • May 6th, 2021
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Town sponsors another successful Spring Cleanup

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

  • May 6th, 2021
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Chair Jarman thanks San Juan Island voters for approving annexation

Submitted by San Juan County Fire District No. 3 San Juan County…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Gov. Jay Inslee joins House Speaker Rep. Laurie Jinkins during the sine die ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Legislative Support Services)

2021 legislative session ends with historic wins for climate, COVID-19 relief

The Legislature also passed a capital gains tax and police use of deadly force legislation

  • May 5th, 2021
Gov. Jay Inslee joins House Speaker Rep. Laurie Jinkins during the sine die ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Legislative Support Services)
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Consumer Alert: AG Ferguson warns consumers of scam health insurance ads and websites

Submitted by the office of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson Washington…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Funding available to local governments statewide through the Local Records Grant Program

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State’s office Nearly $650,000 in state…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Lawmakers send a $59 billion budget to the governor

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service As the end of the mostly…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Mobile dental clinic on San Juan, May 5-8

Submitted by San Juan County The Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Summer surcharge and new WSF fares effective May 1

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries’ summer surcharge on fares…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Vaccine allocation strategy moving to provider need-based approach

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

  • May 5th, 2021
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Swim center raises funds to start construction

Submitted by Friends of Lopez Island Pool If you’re committed to creating…

  • May 4th, 2021
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Mullis Street Improvement Project revised construction schedule

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

  • May 4th, 2021
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Inslee announces two-week pause on phases; every county will remain in its current phase

Originally published on Gov. Jay Inslee’s Medium Gov. Jay Inslee announced a…

  • May 4th, 2021
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Lummi Nation totem stops at islands on way to Wash., D.C.

Submitted by Stephanie Buffum A totem pole carved at the Lummi Nation…

  • May 1st, 2021
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Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund opens for new applications

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced applications will…

  • May 1st, 2021
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Captive cat, galavanting goat, missing mutt | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

This week’s Sheriff’s Log included several incidents regarding mental health issues. They…

  • May 1st, 2021
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Mullis Street improvement project upcoming construction schedule

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

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Case count and vaccine distribution update

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

  • Apr 30th, 2021
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Walk-in COVID vaccine clinic today | April 28, 2021

Submitted by San Juan County There will be a walk-up COVID vaccine…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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Inslee signs bill giving tenants protections, landlords rights

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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IslandRides comes to Orcas after flourishing on San Juan and Lopez

For those who do not drive or have access to a vehicle,…

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Solar Town Hall May 5 – OPALCO workshops begin

Submitted by OPALCO Interested in solar? A Solar Town Hall is the…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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Cover artwork for "A Nation of Immigrants" courtesy of author Dr. Susan F. Martin.

League of Women’s Voters of San Juans meeting highlights ‘A Nation of Immigrants’

Immigration has long been a hot topic, especially in the United States.…

Cover artwork for "A Nation of Immigrants" courtesy of author Dr. Susan F. Martin.
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OPALCO recaps its 2021 annual meeting

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative On Saturday, April 24, Doug…

  • Apr 27th, 2021
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A whale of a win for Southern resident orcas

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans On April 6, Whatcom County…

  • Apr 26th, 2021
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Left to right: Patty Codd, Frank James and Aaimee Johnson.

Consolidated health clinic for Orcas Island is up and running

Island Primary Care — Orcas is officially serving patients. A ribbon-cutting ceremony…

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Left to right: Patty Codd, Frank James and Aaimee Johnson.
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Purloined plates; plane peril; tossed two-wheelers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 24th, 2021
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COVID cases continue to climb in San Juan County

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  • Apr 23rd, 2021
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Public hospital district receives a clean bill of health

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District One San Juan County…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021
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Youth Conservation Corps taking applications

Submitted by the Youth Conservation Corps The Youth Conservation Corps provides conservation…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021
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Mobile app helps boaters follow Puget Sound no discharge zone rule

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant “Pumpout Nav” is a free, simple tool…

  • Apr 22nd, 2021
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Add amateur radio to your disaster toolkit

Submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society Has COVID got…

  • Apr 21st, 2021
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Fire district annexation returns to ballot

Residents of Friday Harbor and those living within the boundaries of San…

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Sign up now for your COVID-19 vaccine

Submitted by San Juan County More than 2,000 vaccine appointments are now…

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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There are still vaccine appointments available

Submitted by San Juan County For many months, islanders have been awaiting…

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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Inslee signs bill to put statue of Billy Frank Jr. in U.S. Capitol

Tribal leader’s legacy includes protection of the environment for future generations

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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More vaccine appointments available, April 20

More than 3,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available at 9 a.m.,…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Program created to support quarantine and isolation needs is saving lives

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health A program created by…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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Incarcerated People to Regain Right to Vote

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Formerly incarcerated people will immediately regain…

  • Apr 17th, 2021

Bipartisian support passes $11 billion transportation budget

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service The Washington House of Representatives passed…

  • Apr 17th, 2021