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Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook

Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook

With Kaiser Permanente denying claims for emergency air ambulance services, it’s a…

Airlift insurance is an island necessity | Reporter’s Notebook
When owls attack | Editorial

When owls attack | Editorial

As the sun began to set and the full moon started its…

When owls attack | Editorial
San Juan Island School District superintendent discusses online classes, state funding | Guest column

San Juan Island School District superintendent discusses online classes, state funding | Guest column

By Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent This school year,…

  • Jan 17th, 2019
San Juan Island School District superintendent discusses online classes, state funding | Guest column
Reporter praises San Juans safety as she steps down | Reporter’s notebook

Reporter praises San Juans safety as she steps down | Reporter’s notebook

When I was 21 years old, I walked from my downtown Cincinnati,…

Reporter praises San Juans safety as she steps down | Reporter’s notebook
Expanded board rejuvenates Islands Oil Spill Association | Guest column

Expanded board rejuvenates Islands Oil Spill Association | Guest column

Submitted by Ken Carrasco IOSA Board of Directors Secretary For many, the…

  • Jan 10th, 2019
Expanded board rejuvenates Islands Oil Spill Association | Guest column
New year brings special sections to Journal of the San Juans | Editorial

New year brings special sections to Journal of the San Juans | Editorial

Staff report In the first quarter of the new year, your island…

  • Jan 7th, 2019
New year brings special sections to Journal of the San Juans | Editorial
Hopeful news from 2018 | Editorial

Hopeful news from 2018 | Editorial

Staff report The Journal of the San Juans has outlined the good…

  • Dec 31st, 2018
Hopeful news from 2018 | Editorial
San Juan islanders make New Year’s Resolutions | Editorial

San Juan islanders make New Year’s Resolutions | Editorial

Staff report The new year is a time to reflect on the…

  • Dec 26th, 2018
San Juan islanders make New Year’s Resolutions | Editorial
Contributed photo                                Leslie and her dog Hoover.

Animal Protection Society director steps down | Guest column

By Leslie Byron APS-FH director After long consideration and with a heavy…

  • Dec 23rd, 2018
Contributed photo                                Leslie and her dog Hoover.
Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook

In San Juan County, driving while drunk is the No. 1 cause…

Don’t drink and drive | Reporter’s notebook
Holiday traditions bring San Juan islanders together | Editorial

Holiday traditions bring San Juan islanders together | Editorial

Close your eyes for a moment and envision what the holidays mean…

  • Dec 12th, 2018
Holiday traditions bring San Juan islanders together | Editorial
Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at deer overpopulation | Guest column

Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at deer overpopulation | Guest column

By Steve Ulvi San Juan Island Along with about a hundred others,…

  • Dec 9th, 2018
Oh, deer: San Juan islander looks at deer overpopulation | Guest column
Rejoice in the spirit of giving this holiday season | Editorial

Rejoice in the spirit of giving this holiday season | Editorial

I take immense delight in giving to others. That’s not to say…

Rejoice in the spirit of giving this holiday season | Editorial
Contributed photo                                Rachel and Molly cleaned the STEM building’s solar panels as part of their community project.

Students use community service class to conserve energy | Guest column

By Rachel Snow and Molly Tangney Friday Harbor High School Our names…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018
Contributed photo                                Rachel and Molly cleaned the STEM building’s solar panels as part of their community project.
Exchange student describes life in Friday Harbor

Exchange student describes life in Friday Harbor

Submitted by Spring Street International School Spring Street International School is a…

  • Dec 1st, 2018
Exchange student describes life in Friday Harbor
Earth’s second chance | Guest Column

Earth’s second chance | Guest Column

By Kimberly Mayer San Juan Island Trees are leading characters in every…

  • Nov 30th, 2018
Earth’s second chance | Guest Column
Shop locally this holiday season, for yourself and your neighbor | Editorial

Shop locally this holiday season, for yourself and your neighbor | Editorial

Staff report All of us at the Journal of the San Juans…

  • Nov 28th, 2018
Shop locally this holiday season, for yourself and your neighbor | Editorial
San Juan islanders give thanks | Editorial

San Juan islanders give thanks | Editorial

Every year the Journal of the San Juans and the Islands’ Sounder…

  • Nov 22nd, 2018
San Juan islanders give thanks | Editorial
Are black widows among us? | Guest column

Are black widows among us? | Guest column

By Terese Smith-Prescott San Juan Island My husband and I were surprised…

  • Nov 22nd, 2018
Are black widows among us? | Guest column
San Juan wild turkeys, gone, not forgotten | Guest column

San Juan wild turkeys, gone, not forgotten | Guest column

By Peggy Butler San Juan Island Although wild turkeys have been absent…

  • Nov 22nd, 2018
San Juan wild turkeys, gone, not forgotten | Guest column
Help end poverty on San Juan | Editorial

Help end poverty on San Juan | Editorial

In our idyllic island communities, where million-dollar homes, parades and pastoral lands…

  • Nov 14th, 2018
Help end poverty on San Juan | Editorial
Dissonance means Democracy | Editorial

Dissonance means Democracy | Editorial

We applaud the passion and motivation of islanders who have written letters…

  • Nov 7th, 2018
Dissonance means Democracy | Editorial
How the sport of politics keeps us divided | Guest column

How the sport of politics keeps us divided | Guest column

By Kathleen Bartholomew San Juan Island America is sliding into political dysfunction…

  • Nov 6th, 2018
How the sport of politics keeps us divided | Guest column
Remembering veterans this Veterans Day | Guest column

Remembering veterans this Veterans Day | Guest column

By Phil Peterson Orcas Island John Kennedy once said that “The cost…

  • Nov 5th, 2018
Remembering veterans this Veterans Day | Guest column
Brandli for San Juan County District Court judge | Editorial

Brandli for San Juan County District Court judge | Editorial

We had a difficult decision in choosing whom to endorse for district…

  • Oct 31st, 2018
Brandli for San Juan County District Court judge | Editorial
Yes to San Juan County Home Fund | Editorial

Yes to San Juan County Home Fund | Editorial

Staff report We support the affordable housing measure on this November’s ballot.…

  • Oct 31st, 2018
Yes to San Juan County Home Fund | Editorial
Yes for Power | Letter

Yes for Power | Letter

It is with great enthusiasm that I offer my endorsement of Nick…

  • Oct 30th, 2018
Yes for Power | Letter
The Journal endorses San Juan County prosecuting attorney and sheriff | Editorial

The Journal endorses San Juan County prosecuting attorney and sheriff | Editorial

Staff report We must endorse San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randall Gaylord…

  • Oct 25th, 2018
The Journal endorses San Juan County prosecuting attorney and sheriff | Editorial
Become involved and turn the tides for Orcas | Guest Column

Become involved and turn the tides for Orcas | Guest Column

The clock is running out for Southern resident killer whale recovery. But…

  • Oct 24th, 2018
Become involved and turn the tides for Orcas | Guest Column
Why we honor women in business | Reporter’s notebook

Why we honor women in business | Reporter’s notebook

By Diane Craig Journal staff Why, after more than 25 years, do…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018
Why we honor women in business | Reporter’s notebook
Broker Steve Buck questions affordable housing REET | Guest column

Broker Steve Buck questions affordable housing REET | Guest column

(Editor’s note: Steve Buck gave this presentation to a League of Woman…

  • Oct 12th, 2018
Broker Steve Buck questions affordable housing REET | Guest column
Awareness is the first step to prevent domestic violence | Editorial

Awareness is the first step to prevent domestic violence | Editorial

Without awareness and action, there cannot be social change. Nationally and locally,…

Awareness is the first step to prevent domestic violence | Editorial
Be an informed voter | Reporter’s notebook

Be an informed voter | Reporter’s notebook

When I was a young voter, picking my choices wasn’t clear or…

Be an informed voter | Reporter’s notebook
Update from San Juan Island School District superintendent | Guest column

Update from San Juan Island School District superintendent | Guest column

Submitted by Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent The school…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018
Update from San Juan Island School District superintendent | Guest column
Don’t give up on our orcas | Reporter’s notebook

Don’t give up on our orcas | Reporter’s notebook

This summer was particularly hard for Southern residents. The world wept watching…

Don’t give up on our orcas | Reporter’s notebook
Ferries advisory chairman explains why you should care about WSF long-range plan | Guest Column

Ferries advisory chairman explains why you should care about WSF long-range plan | Guest Column

By Jim Corenman Chairman, San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Washington State…

  • Sep 25th, 2018
Ferries advisory chairman explains why you should care about WSF long-range plan | Guest Column
State orca task force gives statement on J50 | Guest column

State orca task force gives statement on J50 | Guest column

Statement from Les Purce and Stephanie Solien, co-chair members of Gov. Inslee’s…

  • Sep 24th, 2018
State orca task force gives statement on J50 | Guest column
Caring for our seniors with local resource guide | Editorial

Caring for our seniors with local resource guide | Editorial

Staff Report Winter is fast approaching. It’s a time when the pace…

  • Sep 20th, 2018
Caring for our seniors with local resource guide | Editorial
Yes for Homes Coalition supports San Juan County Home Fund | Guest column

Yes for Homes Coalition supports San Juan County Home Fund | Guest column

The Yes for Homes Coalition of San Juan County is a grassroots,…

  • Sep 18th, 2018
Yes for Homes Coalition supports San Juan County Home Fund | Guest column
Questions left in former county detective wake | Guest column

Questions left in former county detective wake | Guest column

By Alex MacLeod Shaw Island There is a crucial question left in…

  • Sep 17th, 2018
Questions left in former county detective wake | Guest column