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Samish Indian Nation receives $760,000 federal grant to improve roads and safety

Submitted by the Samish Indian Nation The Samish Indian Nation was awarded…

  • Feb 25th, 2020

 

Senate passes bills to ensure health of natural waters

Submitted by Washington State Democrats A slate of bills passed out of…

  • Feb 27th, 2020

 

State lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from warrantless arrests at court

Undocumented immigrants in Washington state may no longer need to fear unexpected…

 

Washington’s Presidential Primary has moved to March

Submitted by San Juan County Just when you thought the election was…

  • Feb 28th, 2020

Economic growth adds money to state coffers, and Democratic lawmakers have uses for it

Democratic caucuses in the house and senate rolled out separate spending plans…

Youtube video focuses on public records in San Juan County

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

Resounding reunion, dashing dog, nighttime noise | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Feb.…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020

Custody complaint, displaced dwelling, bar bounce | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Feb 15th, 2020

Person in San Juan County under investigation for Novel Coronavirus

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health & Community Services…

  • Feb 19th, 2020

Flooding results in county road closures

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

Comprehensive Plan draft transportation element and appendix now available

Submitted by San Juan County The first drafts of the proposed Comprehensive…

  • Feb 11th, 2020

Decatur dispute, scary scam, accessed account | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Feb 8th, 2020

Gov. Inslee comments on monument plan

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

Transition Lopez Island launches Fossil Free by ‘33 Campaign

Submitted by Transition Lopez Island In 2019, after the shocking Intergovernmental Panel…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Candidates named for OPALCO election

Submitted by OPALCO The volunteer member Elections & Governance Committee has selected…

  • Feb 4th, 2020

Rain causes widespread impacts

Recent intense rains caused widespread impacts across the islands due to erosion,…

  • Feb 4th, 2020
Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research/contributed photo
                                Mega, L41, was last seen by the Center for Whale Research on Aug. 11, 2019.

L41, a prominent Southern resident killer whale, missing

Submitted by Ken Balcomb, Founder and Senior Scientist Center for Whale Research…

  • Feb 4th, 2020
Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research/contributed photo
                                Mega, L41, was last seen by the Center for Whale Research on Aug. 11, 2019.

San Juan County GOP announces caucus sites

Submitted by Lynda Lee Gerpheide All San Juan Island Precincts, plus Turn…

  • Feb 4th, 2020

Land bank neighbor brings lawsuit over public access to shared property

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

Fraud fail, rogue recording, fallen fences | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Feb 1st, 2020

Measure to fund emergency radio upgrade on ballot

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

OPALCO board rescinds dam resolution in favor of collaboration with membership

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative At the Jan. 23 board…

  • Jan 28th, 2020

Democrats push to require firearm training for concealed carriers

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service A proposal by Senate Democrats would…

  • Jan 28th, 2020

Five new lawmakers sworn in for the 2020 state legislative session

WNPA News Service Two state Senators and three new House of Representatives…

Insecure infant, pilfered package and displaced dogs | San Juan County Sheriff Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Jan 25th, 2020
The M/V Samish undergoes sea trials on April 8, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Photograph by Stuart Isett/Vigor Industrial 2014 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.

Ferry ridership declines in 2019

Submitted by Washington State Ferries For the first time in seven years,…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020
The M/V Samish undergoes sea trials on April 8, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Photograph by Stuart Isett/Vigor Industrial 2014 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.

Lovelett sworn in as senator for 40th Legislative District

Submitted by Sen. Liz Lovelett’s office Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) was sworn…

  • Jan 22nd, 2020

Bill Watson will not seek re-election

San Juan County Councilmember for San Juan Island Bill Watson announced on…

  • Jan 22nd, 2020

Navy airlifts patient during Orcas snowstorm

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island A search and rescue team…

  • Jan 21st, 2020

GOP Senators propose free use of state parks

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service Residents and visitors will get a…

  • Jan 21st, 2020

Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

As Initiative 976 — the car tabs measure approved by voters in…

Three so far in the race for county council

Two Orcas residents are challenging incumbent Rick Hughes for the District 2…

Nasty neighbors, ferry line failure, check capers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Jan 18th, 2020
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…

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…

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…

Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo
                                The Anacortes Marathon oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background.

Guerilla gardening, troubling tab, adrift again | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Dec.…

  • Jan 11th, 2020

San Juan County Parks early camping registration for residents

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Parks and Fair is…

  • Jan 10th, 2020

County accepting applications for detached accessory dwelling units

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Department of Community Development…

  • Jan 7th, 2020