Opinion

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
Mullis Center treated unfairly | Editorial

Mullis Center treated unfairly | Editorial

I am an Army brat. I was born in a hospital on…

Mullis Center treated unfairly | Editorial
Water sport safety | Editorial

Water sport safety | Editorial

Everywhere you turn in the San Juan Islands, you’re likely to see…

Water sport safety | Editorial
Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Island drivers share the road with meandering deer, brave bunnies and, from…

  • Jul 10th, 2019
Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Endangered Southern Resident killer whales absent from the Salish Sea for the first June on record

Submitted by the Orca Behavior Institute The endangered Southern resident orcas, known…

  • Jul 10th, 2019
Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 10th, 2019
Summer update from the land bank | Guest column
Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

Submitted by Dr. Loren Johnson As reported in the Journal, the State…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019
Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column
Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jul 1st, 2019
Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial
Why the friends?

Why the friends?

Submitted by George Lawson Departing daily at 7 a.m. from Quackenbush dock…

  • Jun 28th, 2019
Why the friends?
We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial
Letter - Land Capacity Analysis flawed

Letter – Land Capacity Analysis flawed

Growth management planning, i.e. preserving rural lands and concentrating growth in towns,…

  • Jun 18th, 2019
Letter - Land Capacity Analysis flawed
Pledge Response from Mullis Center

Pledge Response from Mullis Center

Submitted by Mullis Center Executive Committee Rita Weisbrod, Stephen Shubert, Nancy Geist…

  • Jun 18th, 2019
Pledge Response from Mullis Center
Protect the Pledge

Protect the Pledge

Submitted by Frank Penwell Dear Rita Weisbrod, Mullis Senior Center chairperson, and…

  • Jun 18th, 2019
Protect the Pledge
Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

What we learn from our fathers can stay with us far into…

  • Jun 16th, 2019
Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial
A definitive fork in the road | Guest column

A definitive fork in the road | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi We conflate our form of government, representative democracy-republic, with…

  • Jun 10th, 2019
A definitive fork in the road | Guest column
Long term health care needed

Long term health care needed

By Evan Perrollaz Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member, administrator of the Village…

  • Jun 9th, 2019
Long term health care needed
Springtime sadness

Springtime sadness

By Colleen Smith Publisher Most of us associate depression with the darker…

  • Jun 5th, 2019
Springtime sadness
Pledge problems persist at Mullis Center | Guest column

Pledge problems persist at Mullis Center | Guest column

Submitted by Katherine Morningstar-Simon It’s not about lunch. It’s about community. Early…

  • Jun 3rd, 2019
Pledge problems persist at Mullis Center | Guest column