Registered voters do not need to request a mail-in ballot

San Juan County voters have been receiving postcards from the U.S. Postal Service encouraging voters to “plan ahead” for the November 3 General Election. Unfortunately, two of the recommendations included in the postcards are not relevant to Washington voters.

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J56 and J3 (Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo)

Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas

Whale-watch companies asked to stop disturbing critically endangered orcas

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Winners of Rock Solid’s mask competition announced

Submitted by Rock Solid Rock Solid and the San Juan Island Prevention…

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WIAA modifies high school sports seasons

The 2020-21 school year will feature four shortened athletic seasons as opposed to the typical three.


Marysville Pilchuck’s Dillon Kuk carries the ball with Prairie’s Ian Davis trailing during a playoff game on Nov. 15, 2019, at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

WIAA delays start of fall high school sports season

Football practices are now scheduled to start Sept. 5 and all other fall sports will begin Sept. 7.

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Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column

Submitted by Jeremy Field, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Duane Fladland, Washington Small Business Development Center

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Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial

The staff of the Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and Islands’ Weekly will be spending the next few months writing, editing and designing three important special sections for our island communities.



5 things to know about the Issaquah School District Levy

Vote by Feb. 11 to continue supporting local kids


Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence