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Celebrating Mother Earth | Editorial

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article had incorrect information regarding…

 

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Fire district annexation, the first step in reforming our fire and rescue services | Guest column

By Loren Johnson, M.D. The beauty of our island environment belies its…

  • Apr 14th, 2021

 

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Capital improvements: Friday Harbor’s largest commitment | Guest column

Submitted by Duncan Wilson Town of Friday Harbor Administrator Year after year,…

  • Apr 7th, 2021

 

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Celebrating the gifts of hospice volunteers | Editorial

By Hospice of the Northwest and Journal staff For more than 30…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Pick up sticks | Guest column

By Kimberly Mayer “We look at the world once in childhood. The…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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A thank you from APSFH | Guest column

Submitted by The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor The Animal Protection…

  • Apr 7th, 2021
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Now is the time | Reporter’s Notebook

The recent murderous attack against Asian-owned businesses in Georgia, the deaths of…

  • Apr 1st, 2021
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Spring is special section season | Editorial

The days are longer, bulbs are pushing up through the dirt and…

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Can vacation rentals be good neighbors? | Guest column

Submitted by Yonatan Aldort Vacation Rental Work Group As the dust settles…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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Vote yes for Island Rec | Editorial

This upcoming April election, San Juan Islanders are being asked to vote…

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Stop vilifying vacation rentals | Guest column

Submitted by Jan Scilipoti Hosting on the Rock I came to be…

  • Mar 10th, 2021
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Some changes around the Journal office | Editorial

Change has become second nature amid the COVID-19 pandemic. About a year…

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Reflecting on schools reopening

Hallways that sat empty for many months are starting to refill. Within…

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Helping your teen have a happy and healthy relationship | Guest column

Submitted by SAFE San Juans So, it is time for “that” discussion……

  • Mar 4th, 2021
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When Stories Become Legends | Guest column

Submitted by Kimberly Mayer “You’re going to get a truck,” people said…

  • Mar 4th, 2021
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Women’s History Month: Why it’s important | Reporter’s Notebook

So, here we are, celebrating another March Women’s History Month. Considering all…

  • Feb 26th, 2021
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Surviving the winter | Editorial

As members of isolated communities that endure dark nights and grey skies…

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Making transportation accessible | Guest column

Submitted by Clayton Banry My name is Clayton Banry, I grew up…

  • Feb 17th, 2021
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What love means to me | Editorial

Readers may recall that in July 2020 I wrote about being separated…

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Your trust in us is valued | Editorial

One of the most disheartening things I’ve witnessed since I began this…

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National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Submitted by SAFE San Juans February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness…

  • Feb 3rd, 2021
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San Juan County’s COVID success — keep it up!

The United States hit a very grim milestone on Jan. 19, reaching…

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Vacation rentals are symptom of a larger issue | Editorial

Those who have been advocating for a vacation rental moratorium celebrated on…

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The aftermath of Jan. 6: What now? | Editorial

By Diane Craig Sounder contributor Like many Americans, I’ve been trying to…

  • Jan 16th, 2021
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2020: What a year it has been | Guest column

Originally published in the San Juan Island Community Foundation newsletter 2020 has…

  • Jan 8th, 2021
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2020 wasn’t all terrible: The best news of the year | Editorial

The year 2020 will likely go down in history books as one…

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Limiting professionals hinders conservation efforts

Originally published by the Pacific Whale Watching Association Following the decision by…

  • Jan 7th, 2021
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Salmon advocates celebrate Canada removing salmon farms in the Discovery Islands

Originally published by Our Sound, Our Salmon On Dec. 24, in a…

  • Jan 3rd, 2021
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Looking forward toward a new year | Editorial

What a decade 2020 has been. It’s become an annual tradition at…

  • Jan 1st, 2021
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COVID-19 stories from the field: Notes from a case and contact investigator

By Sara Eve Sarliker Originally published by the Washington State Department of…

  • Dec 30th, 2020
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Give the gift of giving this season | Editorial

‘Tis the season for giving, and in a year unlike any most…

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Answer the call to stop the spread | Guest column

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health We have all the…

  • Dec 17th, 2020
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Professional whale watchers serve sentinel role to protect whales | Guest column

Concerns surface that proposed WDFW restrictions limit protective actions

  • Dec 9th, 2020
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Philanthropy may be the key to sustaining local newspapers | Editorial

As the pandemic marches on, businesses’ bottom lines are shrinking. And your…

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Consider donating to the food bank | Editorial

The pandemic’s surge has deepened the demand and complicated efforts to serve those in need.

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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Giving thanks | Readers share their gratitude

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

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Why are there vacation rental permits during a pandemic? | Letter

After reading the Nov. 18 story “An Interview with Vacation Rental Work…

  • Nov 27th, 2020
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Being well through COVID-19 | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, PsyD Chair, SJC Human Services Advisory Board…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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Bristol Hospice is not on your side | Guest column

Submitted by Joanne Richardson, MFS, EMT-P San Juan Island When Elizabeth Kubler…

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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As holidays arrive let’s be thankful but wary| Editorial

News of a vaccine is tempered by a sobering increase in infection rates. We can’t let up yet.

  • Nov 30th, 2020
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