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Giving gratitude | Readers share what they are thankful for this year

It has become a tradition here at the Journal and the Sounder…

 

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Part 3: Unexpected Reasons You Might Have Fatigue

by Gavin Guard, PA-C, MPAS, CISSN, Pn1 Medical Director, Roots Integrated Care…

  • Nov 15th, 2021

 

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Domestic violence: It’s never simple | Guest Column

by Dave Dunaway Director, Safe San Juans Interpersonal violence is never simple,…

  • Nov 14th, 2021

 

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Election results and the hospital district | Guest column

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1. We want…

  • Nov 14th, 2021
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Part 2: Unexpected reasons you might have fatigue

by Gavin Guard, PA-C, MPAS, CISSN, Pn1 Medical Director, Roots Integrated Care…

  • Nov 9th, 2021
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Be there for one another in dark times | Editorial

The current state of the world continues to test us. And when…

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Rotary expresses appreciation | Letters to the Editor

The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands and Sports Car Club of…

  • Nov 2nd, 2021
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Why so many popular diets drive me crazy

by Gavin Guard, PA-C, MPAS, CISSN, Pn1 Medical Director, Roots Integrated Care…

  • Nov 3rd, 2021
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A walk on the wild side | Guest column

By Kimberly Mayer. We were trailing Jenny Harris of Catkin Horticultural Arts…

  • Oct 20th, 2021
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Vote ‘yes’ for SJI Fire-EMS | Guest column

By Adam Greene. As a full-time resident, voter, taxpayer, and volunteer EMT…

  • Oct 20th, 2021
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Vote Yes on Charter Amendments | Guest column

Submitted by David Turnoy. The San Juan Democrats have endorsed all six…

  • Oct 20th, 2021
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Childcare – an economic driver in our community

By Victoria Compton, EDC; Jim Connell, Early Childhood Education Initiative; Jennifer Armstrong,…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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Vote no on the charter amendments | Letter to the Editor

The County Charter Review Commission has gone above and beyond the mandates…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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40th District delegates talk ferry disruptions

Submitted by the 40th District Delegation. Washington State Ferries, being our state’s…

  • Oct 12th, 2021
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Misinformation surrounding vacation rentals | Guest column

Submitted by Linda Bannerman. The county should reject implementing vacation rental caps.…

  • Oct 7th, 2021
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An antidote to news deserts| Reporter’s Notebook

If you’re reading this from a print edition you’re holding in your…

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Vote for climate action, justice, equity and responsive government | Guest column

Submitted by Charter Review Commissioners Jane Fuller, Richard Grout and Kevin Ranker.…

  • Oct 4th, 2021
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Why we have a paywall on our websites | Editorial

It costs money to gather news. I’m not referring to social media…

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In response to “Eliminating ‘Us’ and ‘Them” | Guest column

Submitted by Steve Snowden. I’m am writing in objection to the Guest…

  • Sep 29th, 2021
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Fish taco fundraiser canceled | Guest column

Submitted by Matt and Maureen Marinkovich. We started Fish for Teeth as…

  • Sep 29th, 2021
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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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