Opinion

Following in Joyce Sobel’s footsteps | Editorial

Investing in a community’s children is promoting future leaders, voters, laborers, thinkers,…

Contributed photo/San Juan Islands Museum of Art
                                “Untitled 2” by Yasmine K. Kasem

The need to create a name for the ‘middle’ | Guest Column

By Yasmine K. Kasem Featured artist at San Juan Islands Museum of…

  • Feb 2nd, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan Islands Museum of Art
                                “Untitled 2” by Yasmine K. Kasem

February is teen dating violence awareness month | Guest Column

Submitted by SAFE San Juans By exploring the dating process, teenagers gain…

  • Feb 1st, 2018
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Protect beaches and forage fish to protect orca and salmon | Guest Column

By Stephanie Buffum Executive Director of Friends of the San Juans The…

  • Jan 31st, 2018
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Harrington reveals the problem with EMS | Guest Column

By Monica Harrington Former San Juan Island Public Hospital District Commissioner (Editor’s…

  • Jan 30th, 2018

What is happening with San Juan Island EMS? | Editorial

EMS is in trouble. Its management is in chaos. In the span…

Overnight tsunami watch…and wait | Guest Column

By Dave Halloran San Juan County Department of Emergency Management If you…

  • Jan 25th, 2018

Creating a safe space for victims to be heard | Editorial

In the last five years, crime stories we report on are indeed becoming more disturbing. In the last six months we have seen a slew of crime involving sexual assaults.

Millennials have the power | Guest Column

By Amy Herdy This message is for all you millennials out there,…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

This is what I know for sure | Guest column

This is what I know for sure | Guest column

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

Health courses at Skagit College | Guest Column

By Stephanie Prima Skagit Valley College is offering a new approach to…

  • Jan 18th, 2018

What we can do today to help the orcas | Reporter’s Notebook

In a perfect world, the Southern resident killer whales would be thriving.…

County should call on Congress to pass Carbon Fee-and-Dividend legislation | Guest Column

By David Foutch Lopez Island Thank you for the informative article on…

  • Jan 12th, 2018
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                                A kayaker photographs an orca.

The economics of wildlife watching | Guest Column

By Bob Friel SeaDoc Society Half a century into the Digital Age…

  • Jan 12th, 2018
Contributed photo/Joe Gaydos
                                A kayaker photographs an orca.

Health and wellness and relocation guide are on the way | Editorial

In the first quarter of the new year, your island papers are…

School Board Recognition Month | Guest Column

Submitted by Danna Diaz, Ph.D. San Juan Island School District By proclamation…

  • Jan 10th, 2018

Washington State Ferries management in San Juans | Guest Column

By John Brantigan Shaw Island In my Jan. 1 editorial in the…

  • Jan 9th, 2018

Why be a pilot? | Guest Column

Ground school scholarships now open to island teenagers

  • Jan 6th, 2018

Thousands start ad campaign to breach Snake River dams | Guest Column

Submitted by Jim Waddell, damsense.org, and Ken Balcomb, whaleresearch.com We, the undersigned,…

  • Jan 5th, 2018

The good things that happened in 2017 | Editorial

It’s been another rough year. The divisiveness of the 2016 presidential election…

Every hour, someone dies in a drunk driving crash | Editorial

Drunk driving is the number one cause of death on our roadways.…

Naming names | Editorial

Naming criminals or alleged perpetrators in our community is a necessary role…

Equitable internet access for all Americans | Reporter’s Notebook

Like telephone and power, Americans should have access to the internet without…

Update on San Juan School District | Guest Column

As 2017 comes to a close, I am excited to share some…

  • Dec 13th, 2017

San Juan County broadband accomplishments acknowledged | Guest Column

By Victoria Compton Director, San Juan County Economic Development Council I was…

  • Dec 12th, 2017

Port crew requests Wheeler back | Guest Column

(Editor’s note: Since the publishing of this letter, Melissa Alspaugh has retracted…

  • Dec 12th, 2017
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                                A Western bluebird

Students help Bluebirds | Guest Column

By Kristin Pluff and Claire Rathburn Friday Harbor High School students For…

  • Dec 9th, 2017
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                                A Western bluebird

The true spirit of Christmas | Editorial

At the Journal, we are well aware of the power of the…

Re: Oil spill | Guest column

By Lovel Pratt Washington State’s shorelines are not treated equally when it…

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Shop local | Editorial

All of us at the Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and…

  • Dec 1st, 2017

County Marine Resources Committee recruits new members | Guest Column

By Ken Carrasco Vice-Chairman, San Juan County Marine Resources Committee We have…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Community task force on long-term care gives updates | Guest Column

Submitted by care task force organizers Over the last few weeks, many…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

Wave of assault stories sweeps away secrets | Guest Column

By Julie Gottman, PH.D. Special to the Journal Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein,…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

Readers tell us what they’re thankful for | Editorial

Every year the Journal of the San Juans asks its readers to…

Wonderful watch of the vote count | Guest Column

By Lee and Dawn McCravey San Juan County election count witnesses We…

  • Nov 19th, 2017

You are a partner in community journalism | Editorial

Dear Journal of the San Juan Islands reader, We are proud to…

Unbalanced local support for islands film festivals | Guest Column

Submitted by Karen Palmer and Lynn Danaher Friday Harbor Film Festival The…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Declaration of appreciation of all American men of honor | Guest Column

Signed, on behalf of millions of beneficiaries across the globe, Peggy Butler…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Dispersants: A controversial oil spill response | Guest Column

Recent Friday Harbor Labs review suggests keeping dispersants as a response option

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Find solution after Life Care closure | Guest Column

By John Johnson San Juan Island My grandparents died in the Life…

  • Nov 14th, 2017