Opinion

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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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This week's editorial.

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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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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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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Letter to the editor.

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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Giving thanks | Readers share their gratitude

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

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This week's editorial

COVID-19 cases are surging | Editorial

For many islanders, summer in the San Juans was marked by a…

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Getting through these troubles | Guest column

Dwight T. Colley, PsyD Chair, SJI Human Services Advisory Board Everything about…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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A tale of two islands | Guest column

Submitted by Kimberly Mayer San Juan Island Harbors, lighthouses, beaches, wildlife, and…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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Recognizing Veterans Day, Nov. 11 | Editorial

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,…

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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Is it socialism? | Guest column

Submitted by David Kobrin Orcas Island As a boy, it was right…

  • Nov 4th, 2020
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Keep Hospice of the Northwest locally owned | Editorial

As the San Juans actively seek solutions to long-term care for seniors…

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Island papers win awards from state newspaper association

In early October, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced the winners of…

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Editorial: Yes on Ref. 90 serves parents’ choice, kids’ health

It assures — at parents’ option — all K-12 students can get age-appropriate sexual health education.

  • Oct 30th, 2020
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Helping yourself in times of change | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, PsyD San Juan County Human Services Advisory…

  • Oct 25th, 2020
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Sounder, Journal and Weekly endorse Hughes and Palmateer | Editorial

Some local election seasons, it’s clear who our editorial staff will choose…

  • Oct 23rd, 2020
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Supporting island restaurants amid a pandemic | Guest column

The grim reality is that many will not make it through winter.

  • Oct 16th, 2020
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New San Juan County Council will have eyes on vacation rental reforms | Guest column

Submitted by the Vacation Rental Work Group After conducting interviews with all…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
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Vote with confidence by mail | Guest column

Submitted by Randall K. Gaylord San Juan County Prosecutor Voters can vote…

  • Oct 8th, 2020
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EMTs express their concerns | Guest column

We have serious concerns with the administration, leadership, and culture at San Juan Island EMS.

  • Oct 5th, 2020
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Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

This October is the 26th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month in the United States.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial
Breaking the domestic violence cycle

Breaking the domestic violence cycle

Behaviors are learned, patterns are reinforced, cycles are repeated.

  • Sep 30th, 2020
Breaking the domestic violence cycle
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Time travel | Guest Column

Submitted by Denny Kaill San Juan Island The COVID-19 virus has caused…

  • Sep 30th, 2020
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Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial

Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial

Economically, socially, physically and environmentally — people are feeling pushed to their limits.

Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial
Public safety announcements | Editorial

Public safety announcements | Editorial

Beware of iPhone pocket-dialing 911 and coronavirus-related fraud

Public safety announcements | Editorial
Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial

Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial

Newspaper staff will be spending the next few months working on three special sections.

Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial
Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column

Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column

When people describe entrepreneurs and small business owners as resilient.

  • Sep 10th, 2020
Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column
It’s all about the context | Reporter’s Notebook

It’s all about the context | Reporter’s Notebook

Few, I imagine, would disagree that the ability to telecommute during these…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
It’s all about the context | Reporter’s Notebook
August is Child Support Awareness Month | Editorial
August is Child Support Awareness Month | Editorial
Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column

Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, Psy.D. Chair, SJC Human Services Advisory Board

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column
By the side of the road | Guest column

By the side of the road | Guest column

Submitted by Kimberly Mayer I have been joined by fox on my…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
By the side of the road | Guest column
Celebrating the world of photography | Editorial

Celebrating the world of photography | Editorial

I have too many cameras — well not too many, but I…

Celebrating the world of photography | Editorial
Lefties, Unite! | Guest column

Lefties, Unite! | Guest column

Submitted by Margot Shaw Orcas Island I want to respond to Colleen’s…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Lefties, Unite! | Guest column
Editorial: Debate regarding Snake River dams is far from over

Editorial: Debate regarding Snake River dams is far from over

If we are to avoid the extinction of salmon runs and orcas, talks regarding the dams should continue.

  • Aug 14th, 2020
Editorial: Debate regarding Snake River dams is far from over
Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers

  • Aug 11th, 2020
Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism
Contributed photo                                Kaia (left) with a mermaid made of litter at the Lopez Dump.

Plastic Free Salish Sea with Friends intern

Submitted by Kaia Friends of the San Juans’ Summer Intern My name…

  • Aug 8th, 2020
Contributed photo                                Kaia (left) with a mermaid made of litter at the Lopez Dump.
Want to stop the spread of COVID-19? Assist in contact tracing | Editorial

Want to stop the spread of COVID-19? Assist in contact tracing | Editorial

Once a case of COVID-19 is identified, one of the best tools…

Want to stop the spread of COVID-19? Assist in contact tracing | Editorial
OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column

OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column

By Alex MacLeod A year or so ago I reported that we…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column
OPALCO manager is paid accordingly for position | Guest column

OPALCO manager is paid accordingly for position | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Despite Mr. MacLeod’s repeated attempts…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
OPALCO manager is paid accordingly for position | Guest column