Opinion

The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column

The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column

Submitted by Sorrel North Lopez Island Another Southern resident orca is missing…

  • Feb 5th, 2020
The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column
Thankful for OPALCO’s change of heart | Guest column

Thankful for OPALCO’s change of heart | Guest column

Submitted by Heather Nicholson The goodness at heart everyone shares was felt…

  • Jan 29th, 2020
Thankful for OPALCO’s change of heart | Guest column
Vote yes on both special election measures

Vote yes on both special election measures

San Juan Island residents have been able to vote since Friday on…

Vote yes on both special election measures
Snow in the San Juans | Editorial

Snow in the San Juans | Editorial

Snow struck suddenly Sunday, Jan. 12 — or so it seemed. Though…

Snow in the San Juans | Editorial
Reflections on the top stories of 2019 | Letter

Reflections on the top stories of 2019 | Letter

Everyone has a list of significant stories about the preceding year filtered…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020
Reflections on the top stories of 2019 | Letter

Skagit Transit eliminates free transfers

Submitted by David Hampshire Did you read the article in the Journal…

  • Jan 19th, 2020
What it means to register as a sex offender | Editorial

What it means to register as a sex offender | Editorial

Periodically, the sheriff’s log will feature entries regarding sex offender residence checks.…

What it means to register as a sex offender | Editorial
A wrong decision for OPALCO | Guest column

A wrong decision for OPALCO | Guest column

Submitted by Elisabeth Robson Lopez Island I am extremely disappointed to hear…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
A wrong decision for OPALCO | Guest column
New year’s note from school superintendent | Guest column

New year’s note from school superintendent | Guest column

Submitted by Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District superintendent As the…

  • Jan 8th, 2020
New year’s note from school superintendent | Guest column
Start the new year off with our special sections | Editorial

Start the new year off with our special sections | Editorial

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

  • Jan 8th, 2020
Start the new year off with our special sections | Editorial
Looking toward a new year | Editorial

Looking toward a new year | Editorial

It’s the dawn of a new calendar year, and we asked our…

  • Jan 1st, 2020
Looking toward a new year | Editorial
Thank you, island family, for making the holidays bright for APS-FH pets in waiting| Guest column

Thank you, island family, for making the holidays bright for APS-FH pets in waiting| Guest column

Submitted by Animal Protection Services - Friday Harbor It began with a…

  • Dec 31st, 2019
Thank you, island family, for making the holidays bright for APS-FH pets in waiting| Guest column
Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

As 2019 comes to its end, the Journal of the San Juans…

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial
A shuffle of positions at the island newspapers

A shuffle of positions at the island newspapers

There have been a few changes in the island newspapers this year…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
A shuffle of positions at the island newspapers
We got here as fast as we could | Guest column

We got here as fast as we could | Guest column

Submitted by Will House Hello San Juan Island. Will House here. I…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
We got here as fast as we could | Guest column
Transition to redemption | Guest column

Transition to redemption | Guest column

Submitted by Steve Ulvi As a blue-collar kid in suburban California following…

  • Dec 11th, 2019
Transition to redemption | Guest column
Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial

Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial

Tis the season for holiday parties, and with the festivities often comes…

Save lives: don’t drive under the influence | Editorial
The ethics of reporting on crime | Editorial

The ethics of reporting on crime | Editorial

Unequivocally, the most difficult part of our job as journalists is writing…

The ethics of reporting on crime | Editorial
Jarman welcomes new hospital district board members | Guest column

Jarman welcomes new hospital district board members | Guest column

Submitted by Bob Jarman Chairperson of the Fire District No. 3 Board…

  • Dec 5th, 2019
Jarman welcomes new hospital district board members | Guest column
Functional medicine in action | Guest column

Functional medicine in action | Guest column

Submitted by Gavin Guard In a recent guest column, I discussed the…

  • Dec 4th, 2019
Functional medicine in action | Guest column
Giving thanks | Readers share what they are thankful for this year

Giving thanks | Readers share what they are thankful for this year

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

  • Nov 28th, 2019
Giving thanks | Readers share what they are thankful for this year
Growlers are detrimental | Guest column

Growlers are detrimental | Guest column

by Susan Shannon Orcas Island About 35 people attended a meeting in…

  • Nov 27th, 2019
Growlers are detrimental | Guest column
Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

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

  • Nov 21st, 2019
Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column
An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial

An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial

Thanksgiving is a week away, and with that comes the launch of…

An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial
A new approach to chronic disease management | Guest column

A new approach to chronic disease management | Guest column

Submitted by Gavin Guard Living in modern times has brought about great…

  • Nov 16th, 2019
A new approach to chronic disease management | Guest column
I-976 could have dire consequences

I-976 could have dire consequences

Our hearts sank when the election results filtered in on Nov. 5.…

I-976 could have dire consequences
RB Chronicles | Part 4

RB Chronicles | Part 4

Anniversaries are funny things. From celebrating a wedding anniversary, sobriety milestones, friendships,…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
RB Chronicles | Part 4
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