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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…

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)