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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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Limiting professionals hinders conservation efforts

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

  • Jan 7th, 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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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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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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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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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
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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