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Reunited runaway; stray storm sailor; bogus bribe | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 14th, 2019

Lopez School on two hour day, Feb. 14

Lopez Island School District will be on a two-hour delayed schedule on…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Governor signing first bill of the year into law

by Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts early morning MEDEVAC from Friday Harbor

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts early morning MEDEVAC from Friday Harbor

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Loose llama, shot seal, tenacious trespasser | San Juan County Sheriff’s log

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

  • Feb 12th, 2019

The military department aims to protect public schools from catastrophic events

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A plan may go into…

  • Feb 11th, 2019

County news updates during SJI Chamber luncheon

San Juan Island Chamber talks county news

  • Feb 11th, 2019

Everyone wants to clean up the energy sector, but parties disagree on how

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Democrats and Republicans both want…

  • Feb 9th, 2019

Domestic violence offender registry could improve safety in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Two lawmakers have proposed a…

  • Feb 9th, 2019

Lawmakers aim to ‘ditch the switch’ on daylight saving

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers are pushing for a…

  • Feb 9th, 2019

Measles outbreak spreads across Washington

A highly contagious infectious disease is slowly making its way through the…

Winter storm warning

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management There’s snow…

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Lopez School alumna succeeds in grad school

By Mandi Johnson Journal Reporter More than 3,000 miles from her home…

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Lovelett selected for state senate seat

Liz Lovelett, an Anacortes city council member, was selected to fill the…

  • Feb 6th, 2019

Lopez terminal returns to operation

The Lopez Island terminal is back in service after being unusable for…

  • Feb 5th, 2019

Protect What You Love: Southern Resident Orca Presentations and Discussions

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans During Valentine’s week, Friends of…

  • Feb 5th, 2019

Former California Governor visits Olympia to push renewable energy

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Former California Gov. Jerry Brown…

  • Feb 4th, 2019

Cat-sitting conflicts, Lopez littering and dog disturbances | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Feb 4th, 2019

Kaiser Permanente denies airlift services

Kaiser Permanente denied 20 air ambulance flights from the San Juan Islands…

Great Decisions discussion group at Lopez Island Library

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Island Library is pleased…

  • Feb 2nd, 2019

“Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs” initiative could be on November ballot

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau “Bring Back Our $30 Car…

  • Feb 2nd, 2019

Investigation finds former Sen. Ranker harassed employee

An independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by former Sen. Kevin…

30 Years of Living the Change

By Rhea Miller Thirty years ago a group of citizens on Orcas…

  • Feb 1st, 2019

Sheriff’s log

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

  • Jan 29th, 2019

Lawmakers scramble to save Puget Sound orcas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee introduced an…

  • Jan 29th, 2019

New climate connection found for declining salmon and seabirds

Submitted by Kwiaht Tiny crustaceans smaller than a rice grain may hold…

  • Jan 29th, 2019
J50 on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786)

Gov. Inslee says orcas are a priority

The Southern resident orcas are among Gov. Jay Inslee’s top priorities in…

J50 on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786)

Inslee pushes state capital gains tax

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a…

  • Jan 27th, 2019

Creation of State Broadband Office focus for Gov. Inslee

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The creation of a Statewide…

  • Jan 26th, 2019

Nearly 25 million set sail on state ferries in 2018

Annual ridership up 10 percent from five years ago

  • Jan 24th, 2019

County campaigns investigated for violations

In the aftermath of the 2018 general election, San Juan County candidates…

Contributed photo/www.atg.wa.gov
                                Bob Ferguson.

AG Ferguson to sue if Navy continues to pollute Puget Sound

Submitted by the office of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson In a…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019
Contributed photo/www.atg.wa.gov
                                Bob Ferguson.

Sunken sailboats, happy hounds and haywire horses | Sheriff’s log

San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Jan. 2…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019

WSF looks to reinvigorate San Juan ferries

Four of the five ferries that service the San Juan Islands are…

  • Jan 21st, 2019

Orca task force is briefed on state budget

Gov. Jay Inslee is committed to saving the Southern resident orca population…

Annual San Juan Islands homeless count starts Jan. 24

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County’s 2019 Point in…

  • Jan 20th, 2019
Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                Will Wallace, with the state department of ecology, trains another staff member Jenny Li to maintain the temporary monitor.

State installs temporary air quality monitor in Friday Harbor

San Juan islanders can breathe easier knowing the state is investigating local…

Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                Will Wallace, with the state department of ecology, trains another staff member Jenny Li to maintain the temporary monitor.

New year brings special sections

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

  • Jan 17th, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan County Parks
                                Flooding in Odlin County Park on Lopez.

Working with nature to safeguard against storm damage

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans As residents of a community…

  • Jan 16th, 2019
Contributed photo/San Juan County Parks
                                Flooding in Odlin County Park on Lopez.

Washington State Ferries calls for new vessels in long-range plan

Submitted by WSF More than half of Washington State Ferries’ 23-vessel fleet…

  • Jan 15th, 2019