Opinion

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

County should call on Congress to pass Carbon Fee-and-Dividend legislation | Guest column

By David Foutch, Lopez Island It is certainly prudent for the county…

  • Jan 18th, 2018

Every hour, someone dies in a drunk driving crash | Editorial

Drunk driving is the number one cause of death on our roadways.…

Re: Oil spill | Guest column

By Lovel Pratt Washington State’s shorelines are not treated equally when it…

  • Dec 14th, 2017

San Juan County broadband accomplishments acknowledged | Guest Column

By Victoria Compton Director, San Juan County Economic Development Council I was…

  • Dec 19th, 2017

What makes community | Guest column

By Rhea Miller “We came to the island for its beauty, but…

  • Dec 5th, 2017

A wave of assault stories sweeping away the debris of secrets | Guest Opinion

by Julie Gottman, PH.D. Special to the Sounder Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein,…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

What you need to know about UW Medicine in the islands

By Colleen Armstrong and Mandi Johnson While UW Medicine has the potential…

In response to the Republicans | Guest column

by Martha Fuller Orcas Island The Republican Party guest editorial of Aug.…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Quarterly county review | A tale of two trends

by F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor It is the best…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Republicans harassed at county fair | Guest column

Submitted by Nathan Butler, San Juan County Republicans chair; Lynda Lee Gerpheide,…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

County needs to monitor local air quality | Guest Column

Michael Riordan Special to the Weekly During the recent smoke surge into…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Update on Emergency Services and the Lopez Clinic | Guest Column

Submitted by Dr. Bob Wilson, Marty Clark, Peggy Means, Christa Campbell and…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Emergency Medical Services and UW Medicine | Guest column

Submitted by Chairwoman Lopez Island Fire and Emergency Medical Services Board of…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Staying up to date with the Republican Party | Guest column

Submitted by San Juan County Republican Party Why is it that if…

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Airbnbs and Affordable Housing | Guest column

By Sue McCullough I am a long-term resident of Lopez Island and…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Disappointed by Iceberg Point controversy | Guest column

By Liz Scranton I was disappointed to read about the controversy surrounding…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Sea level rise in the San Juans | Guest Column

By Ian Miller Ian Miller, PhD, is the coastal hazards specialist at…

  • Jun 12th, 2017

Why we march for climate | Guest Column

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans On April 29, millions of…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Time to mark your ballot and vote | Guest Column

Submitted by Catherine Washburn Medical Association Lopez voters face an important decision:…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Local workshop considered effects of large oil spill on lives of islanders

by Ken Carrasco, Orcas Member of the San Juan County Marine Resources…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

News media is not the enemy | Guest column

by David Kobrin Orcas Island On Feb. 17 the President tweeted: “The…

  • Mar 20th, 2017

Military home invasion | Guest column

Submitted by Rhea Y. Miller This past month I led a memorial…

  • Mar 8th, 2017

Remembrances from Germany in the 1930s | Guest column

As the daily news become ever more ominous - the tone so…

  • Mar 20th, 2017

Walls versus coexistence | Special to The Journal

By Kimberly Mayer Special to The Weekly A long time ago in…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Why states matter | Editorial

We’ve never been so proud to be a Washingtonian. Our home state…

What does it mean to live in a Navy War Training Zone? | Guest column

Submitted by Quiet Skies over San Juan County We know that the…

  • Feb 27th, 2017

Some fat is good | Guest Column

By Bob Weaver A big, important revolution in diet and health has…

  • Feb 20th, 2017

Will we have to leave our home? | Guest column

Submitted by Quiet Skies Over San Juan County People ask south end…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

Feel the rumble? | Guest column

Submitted by Quiet Skies Over San Juan County The Navy is proposing…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Three Navy alternatives: more noise, more noise or more noise – Part 1 | Guest column

Submitted by Quiet Skies Over San Juan County The Navy is proposing…

  • Jan 24th, 2017