Opinion

Help end poverty on San Juan | Editorial

In our idyllic island communities, where million-dollar homes, parades and pastoral lands…

  • Nov 14th, 2018

 

Dissonance means Democracy | Editorial

We applaud the passion and motivation of islanders who have written letters…

  • Nov 7th, 2018

 

How the sport of politics keeps us divided | Guest column

By Kathleen Bartholomew San Juan Island America is sliding into political dysfunction…

  • Nov 6th, 2018

 

Remembering veterans this Veterans Day | Guest column

By Phil Peterson Orcas Island John Kennedy once said that “The cost…

  • Nov 5th, 2018

Brandli for San Juan County District Court judge | Editorial

We had a difficult decision in choosing whom to endorse for district…

  • Oct 31st, 2018

Yes to San Juan County Home Fund | Editorial

Staff report We support the affordable housing measure on this November’s ballot.…

  • Oct 31st, 2018

Yes for Power | Letter

It is with great enthusiasm that I offer my endorsement of Nick…

  • Oct 30th, 2018

The Journal endorses San Juan County prosecuting attorney and sheriff | Editorial

Staff report We must endorse San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randall Gaylord…

  • Oct 25th, 2018

Become involved and turn the tides for Orcas | Guest Column

The clock is running out for Southern resident killer whale recovery. But…

  • Oct 24th, 2018

Why we honor women in business | Reporter’s notebook

By Diane Craig Journal staff Why, after more than 25 years, do…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018

Awareness is the first step to prevent domestic violence | Editorial

Without awareness and action, there cannot be social change. Nationally and locally,…

Be an informed voter | Reporter’s notebook

When I was a young voter, picking my choices wasn’t clear or…

Update from San Juan Island School District superintendent | Guest column

Submitted by Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent The school…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Broker Steve Buck questions affordable housing REET | Guest column

(Editor’s note: Steve Buck gave this presentation to a League of Woman…

  • Oct 12th, 2018

Earth’s second chance | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer San Juan Island Even in fiction, trees seem to…

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Don’t give up on our orcas | Reporter’s notebook

This summer was particularly hard for Southern residents. The world wept watching…

Ferries advisory chairman explains why you should care about WSF long-range plan | Guest Column

By Jim Corenman Chairman, San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Washington State…

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Caring for our seniors with local resource guide | Editorial

Staff Report Winter is fast approaching. It’s a time when the pace…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Yes for Homes Coalition supports San Juan County Home Fund | Guest column

The Yes for Homes Coalition of San Juan County is a grassroots,…

  • Sep 18th, 2018

State orca task force gives statement on J50 | Guest column

Statement from Les Purce and Stephanie Solien, co-chair members of Gov. Inslee’s…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Port of Friday Harbor requests Chinook allocation for orcas | Guest column

(Editor’s note: The following letter was presented to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Southern…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

Kudos for ocean exploration | Editorial

We have walked on the moon; discovered a planet that’s roughly 13,000…

Litter clean-up volunteers needed | Guest column

Submitted by David Dehlendorf Trash Masters Are you willing and able to…

  • Sep 12th, 2018

Questions left in former county detective wake | Guest column

By Alex MacLeod Shaw Island There is a crucial question left in…

  • Sep 17th, 2018

Are contaminants killing local orcas? | Guest column

By Russel Barsh Director of KWIAHT As scientists conducting long-term studies of…

  • Sep 15th, 2018

Why are the orcas dying? It’s the pollution, stupid | Guest column

By Rikki Swin San Juan Island While our local Orca population is…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

Why do we write crime stories? | Editorial

Why do we write crime stories? Are we being sensational? We are…

  • Sep 8th, 2018

When it comes to the health impacts of wildfire smoke, ignorance is not bliss | Guest column

By Arthur Winer Before our memories of the recent siege of wildfire…

  • Sep 7th, 2018

San Juan County Councilmen ask Trudeau to halt Trans Mountain Pipeline | Guest Column

The following letter was sent to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

How to avoid falling as you age | Guest column

By Stephanie Prima You may notice many silver-haired people on the island…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

Keeping all the shoreline pieces | Guest column

By Paul S. Anderson Conservationist Aldo Leopold once said, “To keep every…

  • Sep 5th, 2018

Are smoky summer skies the new norm? | Editorial

Thanks to the more than 500 fires in British Columbia and a…

  • Sep 4th, 2018
Contributed photo./ Allen Rosenberg. Jerry McElyea helps retrieve oil containment boom after the spill in Judd Cove. Ken Weatherill is driving one of IOSAs response vessels, The Green Heron.

Help prevent oil spills | Guest column

Submitted by IOSA When hearing about an oil spill, people often wonder…

  • Aug 26th, 2018
Contributed photo./ Allen Rosenberg. Jerry McElyea helps retrieve oil containment boom after the spill in Judd Cove. Ken Weatherill is driving one of IOSAs response vessels, The Green Heron.

No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial

By Fred Obee Executive Director Washington Newspaper Publishers Association The plight of…

  • Aug 16th, 2018

Vote for home fund measure in November | Guest Column

By the San Juan Island Women’s Group There’s a game that some…

  • Aug 16th, 2018

Missing home after Life Care closure | Guest Column

By Bob Weaver For more than 50 years, my home base was…

  • Aug 10th, 2018

Don’t use social media to report crimes | Editorial

In this age of technology, it’s become easy and convenient to make…

Vote for a prosecutor you can trust | Guest Column

(Editor’s note: The following is a rebuttal to Nick Power’s column “Candidate…

  • Jul 31st, 2018

Don’t give up on orcas | Editorial

The image of an orca mother carrying her dead newborn through rough…

Candidate talks drugs, prosecution | Guest Column

Submitted by Nick Power I’m running for San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney…

  • Jul 23rd, 2018