Mandi Johnson

Mandi posted 194 stories to Islands' Weekly.
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Lopez respectfully removes Black lives memorial

After two months and withstanding three vandalizations, the signs memorializing Black lives lost on Lopez are gone. In a ceremony of respect, community members gathered to remove the painted signs along the side of Fisherman Bay Road on Sept. 6.

  • Sep 14th, 2020 4:30am

San Juan County adopts changes to marijuana ordinance

The moratorium on marijuana production and processing will lift after being in place for a year and a half.

  • Sep 11th, 2020 4:30am

Washington’s child care crisis

Eighty-six percent of San Juan County’s demand for child care is met…

  • Sep 7th, 2020 5:00am

Ferry delays likely to remain for now

The ferries occasionally running behind in the summer is something islanders are accustomed to.

  • Aug 29th, 2020 1:30am

A conversation with local elected officials

Four of the islands’ elected officials held a meeting to discuss the state of the islands.

  • Aug 27th, 2020 10:40pm

County adds one new COVID case as of mid-August

Update: Another case of COVID was confirmed on Orcas on Aug. 17.…

  • Aug 18th, 2020 1:30am

Lopez man arrested vandalizing memorial signs

A Lopez Island man said he attempted to destroy a Black Lives…

  • Aug 16th, 2020 9:57pm
Contributed photo
                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

World-famous mourning mother orca pregnant again

It’s been nearly two years to the day since Tahlequah, J35, carried…

  • Aug 6th, 2020 1:30am
Contributed photo
                                Tahlequah, J35, is seen in two aerial photos from SR³. The wideness of her mid-section is evidence of her pregnancy, according to researchers. (SR³ SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR³ and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020; NMFS research permit 19091)

Face covering compliance high in the San Juans

An informal survey performed by San Juan County’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center…

  • Aug 4th, 2020 11:07am

Recreate responsibly, avoid marine mammals

Keep away from marine mammals — for both your safety and theirs.…

  • Jul 29th, 2020 1:30am

San Juan County COVID-19 update

San Juan County will remain in Phase Two for the foreseeable future.…

  • Jul 27th, 2020 1:30am

New cases of COVID-19 causes San Juan County Council to reconsider Phase Three

Editor’s note: On July 22, a new case was identified on Orcas…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020 1:30am

Love is not tourism | Editorial

We first met when we were 15 years old. We dated when…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020 5:08pm

County council hopefuls meet in online forums

Eight people are vying for two positions on the San Juan County…

  • Jul 15th, 2020 1:30am
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

Washington State Ferries continues to operate through a global pandemic

Washington State Ferries is not immune to COVID-19, according to Amy Scarton.…

  • Jul 11th, 2020 1:30am
(Washington State Ferries Twitter/Contributed photo)

A reminder that the Southern resident orcas are still struggling

The Southern resident orcas waited until the very end of June to…

  • Jul 8th, 2020 1:30am
Rhea Miller/contributed photo

Lopez Island signs memorialize lives lost

Being on a small island off the shores of Washington state has…

  • Jun 28th, 2020 1:30am
Rhea Miller/contributed photo

Three new cases of COVID-19 in the county

After nearly six weeks without a new COVID-19 case in San Juan…

  • Jun 26th, 2020 4:04pm

County talks COVID grants

As of June 1, San Juan County has incurred $618,686.87 in COVID-19…

  • Jun 19th, 2020 1:30am

Move to Phase Three postponed

Editor’s note: A new case of COVID-19 in the San Juan Islands…

  • Jun 17th, 2020 1:30am
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

Remembering Lummi hereditary chief Bill James

The hereditary chief of the Lummi People Bill Tsi’li’xw James died on…

  • Jun 16th, 2020 11:20pm
Lummi Nation logo. (Contributed photo)

A look at COVID-19 contact tracing

The county, country and the world has seemingly had to learn a…

  • Jun 5th, 2020 1:30am

San Juan County COVID update

During a special joint meeting on May 11, the San Juan County…

  • May 20th, 2020 1:30am

Face coverings to be required in public in San Juan County

The San Juan County Board of Health agreed in a six-to-one vote…

  • May 17th, 2020 10:04pm

Orcas man in critical care following Monday night shooting

Jonathan D. Wilkins, 44, of Eastsound, appeared in front of San Juan…

  • Mar 25th, 2020 7:21pm

Local resident tests negative for novel coronavirus

Editor’s note: The original version of this article said that the 1…

  • Mar 25th, 2020 4:55pm

Coronavirus — national emergency and statewide school closures

There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the San Juan…

  • Mar 19th, 2020 1:30am

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

With at least a dozen people in the United States — most…

  • Mar 10th, 2020 1:30am

Lopez man charged with assault, meth possession, trespassing and resisting arrest

Shawn Loren Cook, 43, of Lopez Island, is awaiting sentencing in San…

  • Mar 4th, 2020 1:53pm

Canadian oil pipeline debate continues

The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is still in development following a decision…

  • Mar 4th, 2020 1:52pm

Youtube video focuses on public records in San Juan County

A YouTube video posted on Jan. 29 about the San Juan County…

  • Feb 27th, 2020 1:30am

Flooding results in county road closures

Islanders woke up on Feb. 1 to find severe flooding had occurred…

  • Feb 12th, 2020 1:30am

Gov. Inslee comments on monument plan

Inconsistencies in the Bureau of Land Management’s plan for the San Juan…

  • Feb 7th, 2020 1:30am

Land bank neighbor brings lawsuit over public access to shared property

A Henry Island couple has brought a lawsuit against the San Juan…

  • Feb 2nd, 2020 1:30pm

Measure to fund emergency radio upgrade on ballot

Voters have the chance to approve a sales tax increase to improve…

  • Jan 30th, 2020 1:30pm

Sharing islander opinions about world topics

A nationally renowned program is coming to the San Juan Island Library…

  • Jan 24th, 2020 1:30am
Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel (Contributed photo)

Alex Ramel selected to replace Rep. Jeff Morris

Following Rep. Jeff Morris’ November 2019 resignation from his position in Washington’s…

  • Jan 16th, 2020 1:30am
Reps. Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel (Contributed photo)

Sucia body is John Doe

The person whose body washed ashore on Sucia Island last month is…

  • Jan 14th, 2020 1:30am
Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo
                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background.

Environmentalists stop Anacortes xylene proposal

Xylene will not be produced and transported through local waters thanks to…

  • Jan 12th, 2020 1:30am
Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo
                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background.

Seniors bring lawsuit against senior center nonprofit

Four members of the Senior Services Council of San Juan County brought…

  • Jan 6th, 2020 1:30am