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Gov. Jay Inslee signs one of five crucial orca recovery bills on Wednesday that protect the safety and livelihood of the Southern resident orca. (Office of the Governor photo)

Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea

Gov. Jay Inslee signed five crucial orca recovery bills into law that…

  • May 9th, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs one of five crucial orca recovery bills on Wednesday that protect the safety and livelihood of the Southern resident orca. (Office of the Governor photo)

Lopez Island School District to Receive Washington Green Ribbon Award

Submitted by Brian Goodman Respecting and protecting the environment is a strong…

  • May 8th, 2019

Lean, green, ferry machines: Washington State Ferries releases action plan for sustainable ferry system

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation In honor of Earth Day,…

  • May 6th, 2019

Missing motorcyclist, dogs (not) in danger and explosive entertainment | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the following calls. April…

  • May 4th, 2019

IOSA oil spill meetings attract a crowd

Submitted by Islands’ Oil Spill Association. More than 100 islanders learned more…

  • May 3rd, 2019

Candidate Filing Week is May 13-17

Submitted by San Juan County If you have ever wanted to be…

  • May 1st, 2019

The personal objection will no longer exempt children from school vaccinations

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Both state legislative houses agreed…

EDC invites San Juan County knowledge workers to a meet-up

Submitted by SJC Economic Development Council The San Juan County Economic Development…

  • Apr 29th, 2019

Galavanting goats, wandering wallets and beached boats | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. April…

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Daylight saving time year round passes Senate

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Legislation to make…

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Silverstein, Garlock and Whitfield retain OPALCO board seats

Submitted by OPALCO On Saturday, April 13th, The results of OPALCO’s Board…

  • Apr 24th, 2019

County welcomes new deputy prosecuting attorney

When Lindsey Callahan gave birth to her son Graham two years ago,…

County wins grants for pedestrian paths

Walkers and bicyclists will have soon new paths to use instead of…

County temporarily halts marijuana farm permits

A proposed marijuana farm on Lopez Island prompted action from the San…

Tree not trash, deer dodging dogs and turning troubles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. April…

  • Apr 20th, 2019

Callahan named deputy prosecutor for district court

Lindsey Callahan has joined the San Juan County Prosecutor’s Office where she…

  • Apr 19th, 2019

Larsen hosts community coffee

Rep. Rick Larsen met with constituents among the clank and clatter of…

The death of Tahlequah’s calf | Guest column

By Maddie and Grace Zoerb Loving mothers would never let their babies…

  • Apr 16th, 2019

Woman on a 17- day hunger strike to save the Southern Resident Orcas

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lanni Johnson is a 71-year-old…

  • Apr 16th, 2019

County seeks candidates for board vacancies

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Click-it ticket, tool theft, predawn prowler | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. March…

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Senate Democrats roll out budget and accompanying “Fix Our Tax Code” plan

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Senate Democrats introduced their…

  • Apr 12th, 2019

Legislation to confiscate firearms in domestic violence situations moves forward

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill to require the…

  • Apr 12th, 2019

Lopez School Board Climate Action resolution delivered to Congress

Submitted by Lopez Island School District As the only Washington state school…

  • Apr 9th, 2019

Sound Defense Alliance addresses Growler expansion | Guest column

Submitted by Kip Greenthal Quiet Skies Over San Juan County Quiet Skies…

  • Apr 8th, 2019

Spring speeders, assault allegations, nagging neighbors | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. March…

  • Apr 7th, 2019

Boater education class

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

House Democrats propose budget that includes new taxes

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The House of Representatives’ budget…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Reduced vehicle capacity on ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries There will be reduced vehicle capacity on…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Orca task force unites for year two

The race to save the Southern resident orcas continues as representatives with…

Chatter citation, fearful family, renegade RVer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. March…

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until July

The trial date for a man accused of vehicular homicide has been…

Orcas teen charged with drug possession

Aiden McGregor, 18, of Olga, was charged with possession of MDMA (ecstasy)…

Climate advocate training, March 30

Hope, optimism and effective climate action; these are the themes of the…

  • Mar 29th, 2019

Orcas man charged with methamphetamine possession

Anthony Kean, 31, of Eastsound, was charged with possession of a controlled…

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Michael Davis, 25, of Friday Harbor, was charged with burglary in the…

Washington Attorney General sues three Fortune 15 companies for negligently fueling opioid epidemic

“Distributors ignored red flags while pouring staggering amounts of opioids into Washington”

  • Mar 23rd, 2019
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR) descend in a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR swimmers and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts MEDEVAC from Lopez Island

Submitted by NAS Whidbey A search and rescue team from Naval Air…

  • Mar 21st, 2019
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR) descend in a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR swimmers and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

Friday Harbor man charged for assault against a deputy

Antonio Prieto-Sanchez, 56, of Roche Harbor, was charged in the San Juan…

Friday Harbor man pleads guilty to no-contact order violation

John Mitsoyianis, 58, of Friday Harbor, was sentenced to 20 days electronic…