Opinion

Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

By David Turnoy, Chair, San Juan County Democrats For those of you…

  • Sep 10th, 2019

 

Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Submitted by Cedar Law PLLC Cedar Law PLLC, a Seattle-based education firm,…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

 

Eliminate the private automobile

Submitted by Stephen Carter I have a modest proposal. Let’s eliminate the…

  • Aug 27th, 2019

 

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

In the last 10 years, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding has exploded,…

  • Aug 27th, 2019

Respect for the whales | Guest Column

Submitted by Mike Conner Born into a sea of noise, Tahlequah’s calf…

  • Aug 27th, 2019

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Submitted by Dave Dunaway Executive Director SAFE San Juans Four years ago…

  • Aug 20th, 2019

Fourth of July Lions Fun Run/Walk results

Ian M. Lange special for the Weekly Lopezians and friends, again you…

  • Jul 19th, 2019

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

Submitted by Dr. Loren Johnson As reported in the Journal, the State…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Endangered Southern resident orcas absent from the Salish Sea for the first June on record

Submitted on behalf of all the contributing organizations The endangered Southern resident…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jul 1st, 2019

Why the friends?

Submitted by George Lawson Departing daily at 7 a.m. from Quackenbush dock…

  • Jun 28th, 2019

Tourism Mitigation Board

Submitted by Gregg Blomberg I believe San Juan County needs a Tourism…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

Long term health care needed

By Evan Perrollaz, Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member, administrator of the Village…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

Keep the original ferries

Submitted by Mark Schmid Dear Washington State, I write to you about…

  • May 30th, 2019

Re: Steve Bristow’s guest column

By Rhea Y. Miller In response to the guest column by Steve…

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Remembering Martin Friedmann

The recent obituary of Martin Friedmann (Feb. 27, 2019) was very interesting…

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…

A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea

By Chom Greacen, Community Rights San Juan Islands Dear Earth, Dear Salish…

  • Apr 16th, 2019

Spring is special section season

The sweet smell of freshly mowed grass and the warm sun on…

30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

by Kimbal Sundberg Imagine waking up in the San Juans and smelling…

  • Mar 27th, 2019

Navy announces massive Growler expansion | Guest Column

Submitted by Rhea Miller In an unprecedented move and over the objections…

  • Mar 21st, 2019

The only solution to save the orca: peace and quiet | Guest column

Submitted by Sorrel North For nearly a year, Gov. Jay Inslee’s task…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Local Harbor seal survives gunshot wound

Submitted by The Whale Museum On Saturday, Jan. 26, a harbor seal…

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

The art of being prepared | Editorial

San Juan County residents are passionate about disaster preparedness. And we are…

Former Senator Kevin Ranker releases statement regarding sexual harassment allegations | Guest Column

by Kevin Ranker Former state senator, D-Orcas This week a Senate investigation…

  • Feb 1st, 2019

A lot of great news stories from 2018 | Editorial

The Islands’ Weekly outlined the good and bad of 2018 in our…

Council members aren’t demonstrating enough effort to save the orcas | Guest column

by Janet Alderton Tahlequah is the mother orca who carried her dead…

  • Dec 12th, 2018

Saving the planet is a human issue not a political one | Guest column

Submitted by Charles Mish Last year a letter appeared in the Islands’…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018

Many opportunities to shop right here at home | Editorial

All of us at the Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans…

  • Nov 26th, 2018

Yes for Power | Letter

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

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Women in business: why we matter | Reporter’s Notebook

by Diane Craig Why, after more than 25 years, do we still…

  • Oct 25th, 2018

Are contaminants are killing local orcas? | Guest column

By Russel Barsh Director of KWIAHT As scientists conducting long-term studies of…

  • Sep 21st, 2018
Contributed photo/ Julie Knight. Alwyn Jones and Steve Lillestol set oil containment boom around the MV Sanctuary in Judd Cove. IOSAs main response vessel, the Sea Goose, is in the background. Photo by

Help prevent oil spills | Guest column

Submitted by IOSA When hearing about an oil spill, people often wonder…

  • Aug 30th, 2018
Contributed photo/ Julie Knight. Alwyn Jones and Steve Lillestol set oil containment boom around the MV Sanctuary in Judd Cove. IOSAs main response vessel, the Sea Goose, is in the background. Photo by

Are we ready for a wildfire? | Guest Column

Submitted by Jeffrey Bossler Orcas Island Back in the 70s and the…

  • Jul 22nd, 2018

Trump tariffs threaten Washington newspapers | Editorial

By Herald staff “I never argue with a man who buys ink…

  • Jul 12th, 2018

Experience with an opioid addict | Reporter’s notebook

I would like to commend San Juan County for joining a national…

San Juan County is in the crosshairs of the Alberta Tar Sands | Guest Column

By Elisabeth Robson Many of us know how devastating the Albert Tar…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Don’t forget about Death with Dignity | Guest column

Submitted by Jack Pedigo, Lopez Island The Feb. 27, 2018, article “Helping…

  • Mar 3rd, 2018

To protect orca and salmon, you need to protect beaches and forage fish | Guest column

Why Friends of the San Juans is appealing the county’s update to the Shoreline Management Program

  • Jan 30th, 2018