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What is the tax increase we are approving anyway | Guest column

What is the tax increase we are approving anyway | Guest column

Submitted by Robert deGavre San Juan County has not properly disclosed to…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
What is the tax increase we are approving anyway | Guest column
Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

Submitted by Mark Reynolds and Ryan T. Palmateer It appears Republicans and…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column
Slow the merger rush | Guest column

Slow the merger rush | Guest column

Submitted by Mark Madsen I am writing to urge the commissioners for…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Slow the merger rush | Guest column
Judge rules on Amaros versus San Juan County | Guest column

Judge rules on Amaros versus San Juan County | Guest column

Submitted by David Dehlendorf Below are details of the Oct. 8 court…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Judge rules on Amaros versus San Juan County | Guest column
Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by the SAFE San Juans Team SAFE San Juans is pleased…

  • Oct 30th, 2019
Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column
Yes on county’s levy lift; no on I-976 | Editorial

Yes on county’s levy lift; no on I-976 | Editorial

Vote yes for Proposition 2 The county has put forth a levy…

Yes on county’s levy lift; no on I-976 | Editorial
The Amaro-Mount Grant decision | Guest column

The Amaro-Mount Grant decision | Guest column

Submitted by Rami Amaro The Amaro family asked the county and trust…

  • Oct 29th, 2019
The Amaro-Mount Grant decision | Guest column
Tim Eyman’s I-976 severely impacts Ferries | Guest column

Tim Eyman’s I-976 severely impacts Ferries | Guest column

Submitted by the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Tim Eyman is…

  • Oct 25th, 2019
Tim Eyman’s I-976 severely impacts Ferries | Guest column
Vote yes on I-976 | Guest column

Vote yes on I-976 | Guest column

Submitted by Tim Eyman Taxpayers are getting ripped off and politicians refuse…

  • Oct 25th, 2019
Vote yes on I-976 | Guest column
Another award-winning year for island newspapers | Editorial

Another award-winning year for island newspapers | Editorial

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association held its 132 Annual Meeting over the…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019
Another award-winning year for island newspapers | Editorial
Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Submitted by Ken Carrasco Elections such as the one coming up this…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019
Proposition 2 will benefit our island community
Women in business: why we matter

Women in business: why we matter

Why, after nearly three decades, do we still publish our annual Women…

  • Oct 16th, 2019
Women in business: why we matter
Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by Samantha Community Advocate and Therapist for SAFE San Juans In…

  • Oct 9th, 2019
Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column
We cannot give up on the climate | Reporter’s notebook

We cannot give up on the climate | Reporter’s notebook

If the climate crusade is exploding, Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg lit the…

  • Oct 9th, 2019
We cannot give up on the climate | Reporter’s notebook
Are you being abused? | Editorial

Are you being abused? | Editorial

Our local domestic violence and sexual assault agency has seen a surge…

Are you being abused? | Editorial
Thank you to the pilot angels of Orcas and San Juan | Guest column

Thank you to the pilot angels of Orcas and San Juan | Guest column

by Karen Hiller Orcas Island When my husband and I moved to…

  • Oct 2nd, 2019
Thank you to the pilot angels of Orcas and San Juan | Guest column
OPALCO: visionary IRP but dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion | Guest column

OPALCO: visionary IRP but dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion | Guest column

Submitted by Chris and Chom Greacen Lopez Island Orcas Power and Light…

  • Oct 1st, 2019
OPALCO: visionary IRP but dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion | Guest column
An opportunity to help house our aging population | Reporter’s notebook

An opportunity to help house our aging population | Reporter’s notebook

Community. The very word conjures a sense of security, of belonging, of…

  • Sep 25th, 2019
An opportunity to help house our aging population | Reporter’s notebook
Prepping for natural disasters as a business | Guest column

Prepping for natural disasters as a business | Guest column

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council As storm season…

  • Sep 25th, 2019
Prepping for natural disasters as a business | Guest column
News from the SJI school district

News from the SJI school district

Submitted by Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent What a…

  • Sep 21st, 2019
News from the SJI school district
The power of speaking your truth | Editorial

The power of speaking your truth | Editorial

Ignoring inappropriate interactions out of fear can often feel like the safest…

  • Sep 20th, 2019
The power of speaking your truth | Editorial
Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial

Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial

Our communities have breathed a collective sigh of relief now that the…

Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial
Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

By David Turnoy, Chair, San Juan County Democrats For those of you…

  • Sep 11th, 2019
Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process
Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Submitted by Cedar Law PLLC Cedar Law PLLC, a Seattle-based education firm,…

  • Sep 9th, 2019
Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column
A story of tsunamis | Editorial

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

A story of tsunamis | Editorial
How to care for a turtle | Editorial

How to care for a turtle | Editorial

We received a flurry of complaints from islanders after a carnival game…

How to care for a turtle | Editorial
Respect for the whales | Guest column

Respect for the whales | Guest column

Submitted by Mike Conner Born into a sea of noise, Tahlequah’s calf…

  • Aug 31st, 2019
Respect for the whales | Guest column
Eliminate the private automobile

Eliminate the private automobile

by Stephen Carter Lopez Island I have a modest proposal. Let’s eliminate…

  • Aug 31st, 2019
Eliminate the private automobile
Tilting with windmills on San Juan Island | Guest column

Tilting with windmills on San Juan Island | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi San Juan Island I am compelled to respond to…

  • Aug 29th, 2019
Tilting with windmills on San Juan Island | Guest column
As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the summer nears its end, and the weather starts to cool,…

As the sun sets on summer, school starts
Virginia Ann visits Friday Harbor | Guest column

Virginia Ann visits Friday Harbor | Guest column

Robert De Gavre, San Juan Island In the last days of July…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019
Virginia Ann visits Friday Harbor | Guest column
Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Submitted by Dave Dunaway Executive Director SAFE San Juans Four years ago…

  • Aug 19th, 2019
Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men
The restoration of a historic farm | Guest column

The restoration of a historic farm | Guest column

Submitted by Rami Amaro The new owners of the early 1900s Lawson…

  • Aug 15th, 2019
The restoration of a historic farm | Guest column
The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

In the last 10 years, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding has exploded,…

  • Aug 13th, 2019
The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook
Hospice fundraising challenge met | Letter

Hospice fundraising challenge met | Letter

Hospice of San Juan’s fundraiser on Saturday, July 20, hosted by The…

  • Aug 7th, 2019
Hospice fundraising challenge met | Letter
San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial

San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial

It’s time to get a little dust on your boots, hay in…

San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial
Musings on a whale sanctuary | Editorial

Musings on a whale sanctuary | Editorial

I remember the first time I saw an orca, or really, any…

Musings on a whale sanctuary | Editorial
The power of art to address community issues | Guest column

The power of art to address community issues | Guest column

Letter- The power of art

  • Aug 1st, 2019
The power of art to address community issues | Guest column
Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously | Guest column

Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously | Guest column

Submitted by Christopher Gray, USN Commander, Navy Region Northwest Recent allegations challenging…

  • Jul 26th, 2019
Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously | Guest column
Apology for editing error | Editorial

Apology for editing error | Editorial

Try as we might, mistakes do happen, and a rather large one…

Apology for editing error | Editorial