Opinion

San Juan Community Theatre gives back with free festival | Guest Column

By Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey Executive Artistic Director, San Juan Community Theatre This year…

  • Jul 17th, 2018

 

Chamber gives thanks for San Juan Island Fourth of July success | Guest Column

By Becki Day Executive director, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce On…

  • Jul 18th, 2018

 

Lift the tariff on newsprint | Editorial

Lift the tariff on newsprint | Editorial

  • Jul 11th, 2018

 

New deadlines at The Journal of the San Juan Islands| Editorial

Here at the Journal, we have deadlines printed every week in the…

San Juan County Fair, food and fundraising | Guest Column

By Brad Fincher The 2018 San Juan County Fair is quickly approaching…

  • Jun 30th, 2018

Experience with an opioid addict | Reporter’s notebook

We commend San Juan County for joining a national lawsuit against pharmaceutical…

View images of Cuba at San Juan Community Theatre | Guest Column | Update

Submitted by event organizers The art show “Viva Cuba!” runs July 10-Aug.…

  • Jun 29th, 2018

Quincy Vague inspires reporter to face challenges| Reporter’s Notebook

There are times in life when we face struggles we’re not sure…

Attorney Nicholas Power discusses First Amendment rights of political signs | Guest Column

By Nicholas Power San Juan Island attorney There has been a lot…

  • Jun 19th, 2018

The Journal disagrees with Life Care’s zoning| Editorial

By Journal staff We disagree with the town council’s recent decision. On…

  • Jun 15th, 2018

An eagle survived being poisoned thanks to Wolf Hollow | Guest Column

By Sara Christensen Orcas Island I am a part-time resident of Orcas…

  • Jun 14th, 2018

Bonanza: An islanders recount of settling in the Pacific Northwest | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer www.alittleelbowroom.com San Juan Island After her divorce, my youngest…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

Why take political sign case to federal court? | Guest Column

By Alex MacLeod A couple of weeks ago San Juan County Superior…

  • Jun 12th, 2018

Farewell from school superintendent | Guest Column

Submitted by Danna Diaz San Juan Island School District Superintendent (Editor’s note:…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Pass REET for affordable housing measure | Editorial

By Journal staff The local housing crisis is real. Islanders are forced…

  • Jun 12th, 2018
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                                Sheriff Ron Krebs

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs runs for re-election | Guest Column

Submitted by Ron Krebs I was elected sheriff of San Juan County…

  • Jun 4th, 2018
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                                Sheriff Ron Krebs

County auditor says political signs are part of island tradition | Guest column

Submitted by F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor It’s election time,…

  • Jun 4th, 2018

A ferry challenge to Representative Rick Larsen | Guest column

Submitted by Jill Twist San Juan Island Dear Rick, You may have…

  • Jun 4th, 2018

Welcome Diane Craig to the Journal | Editorial

The Journal has a new family member at its Orcas office. Diane…

  • May 31st, 2018

Honoring Memorial Day | Editorial

Fun in the sun. Backyard barbecues. An extra day off work. This…

  • May 23rd, 2018

Roundabout is a win-win | Editorial

Roundabout is a win-win | Editorial

Help Cynthia Elliott stay on island | Guest Column

By Aaron D’Errico San Juan Island We are asking for help with…

  • May 10th, 2018

Concern for survival of Southern resident orca | Guest Column

(Editor’s note: The author quotes Ken Balcomb’s blog found at www.whaleresearch.com/blog.) By…

  • May 9th, 2018

A response to Seattle Times’ coverage of local ‘sex and deception’ | Editorial

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article stated that “as of…

‘Letters from Yellowstone,’ blog posts from the Salish Sea | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer San Juan Island It was as simple as this:…

  • Apr 27th, 2018

Taking care of our tourists | Editorial

We can’t imagine what would happen to our communities if tourism drastically…

Updates versus corrections | Editorial

Readers have raised the question: what is the difference between a correction…

Yes for San Juan Island School District levy | Editorial

The value of island education is once again going to the ballot…

  • Apr 11th, 2018

Tariffs threaten the future of newspapers | Editorial

Editor’s note: Despite the recently added tariffs, a copy of The Journal…

  • Apr 4th, 2018

Animal control officer needed | Editorial

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs said he is open to training…

Contributed image/Kimberly Mayer
                                March For Our Lives took place on March 24 in Friday Harbor.

March for Our Lives: Truth to Power | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer San Juan Island This past year, I am always…

  • Mar 30th, 2018
Contributed image/Kimberly Mayer
                                March For Our Lives took place on March 24 in Friday Harbor.

San Juan Island School District changes to protect students | Guest Column

By Danna Diaz, Ph.D. San Juan School District superintendent When we hear…

  • Apr 2nd, 2018
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                                This bench is located at the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

Rock of ages: A first-hand account of the March 2 Rotary Spelling Bee | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer A bench. A book. A cup of tea or…

  • Mar 28th, 2018
Contributed photo/Kimberly Mayer
                                This bench is located at the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

Our kids are fighting for what they believe | Editorial

We felt overwhelming pride and a deep well of sadness as our…

Helping those before they are in crisis | Guest Column

By Vincent Shu I am saddened anytime someone commits suicide, especially when…

  • Mar 20th, 2018

Farewell to San Juan County Undersheriff | Editorial

We want to thank San Juan County Undersheriff Brent Johnson for 50…

San Juan Island School District M&0 Levy 101 | Guest column

By Ralph Hahn San Juan Island School District board member position 3…

  • Mar 15th, 2018

Washington state unites against oil spills and fish spills | Guest Column

Submitted by Stephanie Buffam Executive director, Friends of the San Juans The…

  • Mar 9th, 2018

Skagit commission fails to address impacts of petrochemical expansion permit | Guest column

Submitted by Stand Earth, Friends of the San Juans and Crag Law…

  • Mar 9th, 2018

Thanks to Inslee, veto is a major win for the people | Editorial

We have been truly appalled by the actions of our state government…