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Orcas man convicted for domestic violence

Colt Lee Hausauer, 31, of Orcas Island, was convicted in San Juan…

Update from the Islands’ Oil Spill Association

Submitted by SJC DEM In Eastsound on Feb. 26, nearly 30 people…

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Legislators seek to reduce pollution by limiting plastic bag use

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers aim to reduce pollution…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Judge imposes state’s recommendations in Hunter sentencing

Sean Michael Hunter, 24, was sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison…

Emergency error; tool theft; attitude adjustment | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 8th, 2019

Law would eliminate personal objection to vaccines

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would eliminate…

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Funding to encourage thoughtful online behavior

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Media literacy and digital citizenship…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Lopez man charged with burglary, imprisonment and malicious mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was charged in the San Juan…

UW Medicine error exposes nearly 1 million patient records

Submitted by UW Medicine On Dec. 26, 2018, UW Medicine became aware…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

House passes bill to raise age limit for tobacco sales

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed law to raise…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

OPALCO candidate by petition disqualified

Submitted by OPALCO An OPALCO member, Dwight Lewis of Lopez Island, completed…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

51st state movement highlights cultural divide in Washington State

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Robert Brown is a resident…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

Security video to be released

Security camera footage that resulted in a case dismissal will be released…

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Orcas resident Jesus Cora detained by ICE

by Diane Craig Sounder contributor A long-time San Juan County resident was…

  • Feb 28th, 2019
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                                Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas, who use echo-location to find food, would be protected by a new speed limit
                                for vessels approaching the endangered species.

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Olympia – Lawmakers, whale watchers…

  • Feb 25th, 2019
Contributed photo/Ken Rea, SpiritofOrca.com
                                Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas, who use echo-location to find food, would be protected by a new speed limit
                                for vessels approaching the endangered species.

Continued resistance against gun control initiative; Attorney General defends law

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state attorney general has…

  • Feb 24th, 2019
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Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Tiny houses are a trendy…

  • Feb 24th, 2019
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Canada government approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Submitted by the National Energy Board of Canada The Canadian National Energy…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

Snow sliders, dueling dogs and transport thievery | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

Orcas Food Co-op announces $10,000 available for this year’s FARM fund grants

By Susannah Weaver The San Juan County FARM Fund is a grant…

  • Feb 21st, 2019

UW Medicine error exposes nearly 1 million patient records

Submitted by UW Medicine On Dec. 26, 2018, UW Medicine became aware…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Journalists criticize proposal giving the legislature exemptions to public disclosure laws

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Media organization representatives from across…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Orcas man flown off-island for gunshot wound to his chest

Submitted by San Juan County Undersheriff Zac Reimer. Deputies on Orcas Island…

  • Feb 18th, 2019

Board of Health to discuss medical air transport

The San Juan County Board of Health will be discussing medical air…

  • Feb 17th, 2019

San Juan County Superior Court implements pilot drug court

Submitted by Judge Kathryn Loring In response to interest from the legal…

  • Feb 17th, 2019

Some law enforcement officers shun state’s new gun control law

By RaeLynn Ricarte Statesman-Examiner The number of Washington law enforcement and government…

  • Feb 15th, 2019
Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence

Camera controversy continues

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Sheriff Ron Krebs…

Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence
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                                Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence.

Criminal case dismissed due to county employee misconduct

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Sheriff Ron Krebs…

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                                Stills from the security camera submitted as evidence.

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…