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Mandating vaccines requires nuance | Guest column

Submitted by Burk Gossom, M.D. A medical practitioner faces ethical dilemmas on…

  • Sep 22nd, 2021

 

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What to know about breakthrough COVID-19 cases | Guest column

Originally published by the Washington State Department of Health. Chances are, you’ve…

  • Sep 17th, 2021

 

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COVID-19 tests — more important than ever

Even vaccinated people may need to get tested

  • Sep 17th, 2021

 

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Eliminating ‘us’ and ‘them’ | Guest column

Submitted by Brad Brown, Orcas Island. I live on Orcas. I moved…

  • Sep 17th, 2021
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Tree protections? Planning for growth? Your help is needed by Sept 14 | Guest column

By R. Brent Lyles, Executive Director, Friends of the San Juans. It’s…

  • Sep 11th, 2021
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Back to school in the era of COVID | Editorial

For some parents, it’s a blessing and for some kids, it’s a…

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Building association asks Inslee for reprieve from high construction costs | Guest column

Submitted by the San Juan Building Association. As many of you know…

  • Sep 8th, 2021
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Lekanoff updates her constituency on social issues | Guest column

The following was originally published in State Rep. Debra Lekanoff’s Friday newsletter…

  • Sep 1st, 2021
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A good first step | Letter to the Editor

Some of us demand that our government tighten and enforce environmental laws.…

  • Sep 2nd, 2021
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Vaccines: A surefire way to end a pandemic

Seventeen months ago, the country screeched to a halt. A novel coronavirus…

  • Aug 26th, 2021
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School begins on San Juan Island on Sept. 2

The following letter is dated Aug. 4 and was written by San…

  • Aug 22nd, 2021
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Find the help you need to support your family | Editorial

The school year will start in just a few weeks, and many…

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On vaccines and masking | Guest column

Submitted by J. Burk Gossom, M.D., Friday Harbor. Immunizations are one of…

  • Aug 12th, 2021
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Police reform is necessary but safety nets are needed first

Ever since George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officer…

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New laws make law enforcement difficult | Guest column

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs. As of 12:01 a.m.…

  • Jul 28th, 2021
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How to help the Southern residents | 100 days in the Salish Sea without J pod

For more than 100 days, J-pod has been missing from the waters…

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Where is Ruth these days?

By Ruth Offen. Hola to all, Some of you may know me…

  • Aug 1st, 2021
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San Juan County Drug Court is an important program | Editorial

Punishment vs. rehabilitation. Which do you think is more effective? If you…

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County finance update: Coming out of the pandemic

Submitted by F. Milene Henley, San Juan County Auditor. I have always…

  • Jul 18th, 2021
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Pay attention to wildfire State of Emergency | Editorial

It’s been an epic start to the summer. Historically high temperatures. Nary…

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Revisiting the Comprehensive Plan | Letter

The Friends of the San Juans draw attention to the proposed Comp…

  • Jul 14th, 2021
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Thank you for a wonderful Fourth of July

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

  • Jul 14th, 2021
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Plastic Free July | Be part of the solution

Just one word. Plastics. If you’re a fan of classic films or…

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Plastic Free Salish Sea sign made from plastic found on San Juan County beaches.
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Please help us keep False Bay natural and accessible | Guest column

Dr. Megan Dethier Director, Friday Harbor Labs About a year ago, we…

  • Jul 6th, 2021
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Vacation rentals alone aren’t causing the affordable housing crisis | Editorial

Six months ago — when the vacation rental permit moratorium began —…

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Going back to work: what does it mean?

Vaccine rates are rising. The masks are coming off. Businesses have reopened.…

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A thought on vaccines | Guest column

Submitted by Andre Entermann Lopez Island I would like to first express…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
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Explosive development drives interest in county’s Comp Plan update

by R. Brent Lyles, Executive Director, Friends of the San Juans. Judging…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021
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COVID-19 is a huge concern at immigrant detention centers | Letter

Submitted by Elly Hoague, Co-lead for the Orcas Women’s Coalition Immigrant Rights…

  • Jul 28th, 2021
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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month | Editorial

Happy Pride Month! The celebration of Pride Month in June began in…

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Watercraft wake and speed signs needed in Friday Harbor

By Neil Mathison Friday Harbor On May 28, a Boston Whaler, running…

  • Jun 9th, 2021
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Wildfire Corner: Can firefighters and first responders find you? | Guest column

By Guy Gifford, Landowner Assistance Forester and Fire Prevention and Firewise Coordinator,…

  • Jun 9th, 2021
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If you want to have fun on the water, you also have to follow safety guidelines.

Stay safe while enjoying the water | Editorial

One of the true joys of living in the San Juans is…

If you want to have fun on the water, you also have to follow safety guidelines.
Memorial Day is May 31.

The significance of Memorial Day | Editorial

I‌t’s a three-day weekend. It’s the launch of summer. It’s barbecue time.…

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Orcas, humans and intelligence | Guest column

By Martin LeFevre Orcas Island As most people on Orcas Island know,…

  • May 26th, 2021
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Minding your mental health in May | Editorial

There is no denying that for most people around the world 2020…

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Thank you for totem journey | Letter

Many thanks to more than 300 islanders who attended a House of…

  • May 19th, 2021
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Expressing appreciation to our nurses | Editorial

With the global pandemic has come a renewed appreciation for the dedication…

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Readers weigh in on motherhood.

The magic of motherhood | Editorial

In my life and experience of motherhood, I’ve come to realize that…

Readers weigh in on motherhood.
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Supporting local students to help our community

By Michel Vekved Friends of the San Juans Director of Philanthropy You…

  • May 5th, 2021
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From right: Katie, right, with her mentees from 2017-21, Ayla, left, and Raylee, center.