Opinion

Water sport safety | Editorial

Everywhere you turn in the San Juan Islands, you’re likely to see…

 

Endangered Southern Resident killer whales absent from the Salish Sea for the first June on record

Submitted by the Orca Behavior Institute The endangered Southern resident orcas, known…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

 

Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Island drivers share the road with meandering deer, brave bunnies and, from…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

 

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

Submitted by Dr. Loren Johnson As reported in the Journal, the State…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jul 1st, 2019

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

Why the friends?

Submitted by George Lawson Departing daily at 7 a.m. from Quackenbush dock…

  • Jun 28th, 2019

Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

What we learn from our fathers can stay with us far into…

  • Jun 16th, 2019

Protect the Pledge

Submitted by Frank Penwell Dear Rita Weisbrod, Mullis Senior Center chairperson, and…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

Pledge Response from Mullis Center

Submitted by Mullis Center Executive Committee Rita Weisbrod, Stephen Shubert, Nancy Geist…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

Letter – Land Capacity Analysis flawed

Growth management planning, i.e. preserving rural lands and concentrating growth in towns,…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

A definitive fork in the road | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi We conflate our form of government, representative democracy-republic, with…

  • Jun 10th, 2019

Long term health care needed

By Evan Perrollaz Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member, administrator of the Village…

  • Jun 9th, 2019

Springtime sadness

By Colleen Smith Publisher Most of us associate depression with the darker…

  • Jun 5th, 2019

Pledge problems persist at Mullis Center | Guest column

Submitted by Katherine Morningstar-Simon It’s not about lunch. It’s about community. Early…

  • Jun 3rd, 2019

Keep the original ferries

Submitted by Mark Schmid Dear Washington State, I write to you about…

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Bagby steps down as editor

by Cali Bagby Journal general manager After three years of serving as…

  • Jun 1st, 2019

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

Submitted by Sorrel North Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern Resident Protection,…

  • May 31st, 2019

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace | Editorial

I was absolutely heartbroken to hear that Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

Make your mental health a priority

Mental health issues have long lived in the shadows of shame. Stigmatized…

Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial

It’s easy to take for granted the storefronts that line our quaint…

RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial

Sometimes I think I talk too much. Take my breast cancer, for…

  • May 1st, 2019

Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook

Words are powerful. While that may sound trite, it’s good to remember…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial

Every 92 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Who are the people…

Fire and EMS should merge

We agree with Citizen’s Advisory Group recommendation that San Juan Island’s fire…

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…

Spring is special section season

The sweet smell of freshly mowed grass and the warm sun on…

What can the Exxon Valdez teach us about the Salish Sea? | Editorial

I was a little over a year old when the Exxon Valdez…

Leviathan delusion in paradise lost | Opinion

By Steve Ulvi My phone rang. My old Alaska pal, Archie, was…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Vessel regulations and the Southern resident killer whales | Letters

As a scientist, whale advocate and San Juan County resident, I feel…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

RB Chronicles Part 2

Life turns on a dime. It’s what comes after that ends up…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Orca Expert Recommended Actions | Guest column

Submitted by Beam Reach, Friends of the San Juans, Orca Behavior Institute…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

The RB Chronicles, Part One | Editorial

The speed at which our life can change is breathtaking! Whether it’s…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Journal welcomes Mandi Johnson as assistant editor | Editorial

Islands’ Sounder staff reporter Mandi Johnson will now be utilizing her talents…

The art of being prepared | Editorial

San Juan County residents are passionate about disaster preparedness. With just a…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound

Submitted by The Whale Museum On Saturday, Jan. 26, a harbor seal…

  • Feb 16th, 2019

Dismayed with case dismissal

We are dismayed that a criminal case has been thrown out due…

Former Senator Kevin Ranker releases statement regarding sexual harassment allegations | Guest Column

by Kevin Ranker Former state senator, D-Orcas This week a Senate investigation…

  • Feb 1st, 2019

Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook

With Kaiser Permanente denying claims for emergency air ambulance services, it’s a…