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Woman on a 17- day hunger strike to save the Southern Resident Orcas

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lanni Johnson is a 71-year-old…

  • Apr 16th, 2019

County seeks candidates for board vacancies

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Click-it ticket, tool theft, predawn prowler | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 13th, 2019

Senate Democrats roll out budget and accompanying “Fix Our Tax Code” plan

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Senate Democrats introduced their…

  • Apr 12th, 2019

Legislation to confiscate firearms in domestic violence situations moves forward

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bill to require the…

  • Apr 12th, 2019

Lopez School Board Climate Action resolution delivered to Congress

Submitted by Lopez Island School District As the only Washington state school…

  • Apr 9th, 2019

Sound Defense Alliance addresses Growler expansion | Guest column

Submitted by Kip Greenthal Quiet Skies Over San Juan County Quiet Skies…

  • Apr 8th, 2019

Spring speeders, assault allegations, nagging neighbors | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 7th, 2019

Boater education class

Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

House Democrats propose budget that includes new taxes

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The House of Representatives’ budget…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Reduced vehicle capacity on ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries There will be reduced vehicle capacity on…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Orca task force unites for year two

The race to save the Southern resident orcas continues as representatives with…

Chatter citation, fearful family, renegade RVer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 30th, 2019

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until July

The trial date for a man accused of vehicular homicide has been…

Orcas teen charged with drug possession

Aiden McGregor, 18, of Olga, was charged with possession of MDMA (ecstasy)…

Climate advocate training, March 30

Hope, optimism and effective climate action; these are the themes of the…

  • Mar 29th, 2019

Orcas man charged with methamphetamine possession

Anthony Kean, 31, of Eastsound, was charged with possession of a controlled…

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Michael Davis, 25, of Friday Harbor, was charged with burglary in the…

Washington Attorney General sues three Fortune 15 companies for negligently fueling opioid epidemic

“Distributors ignored red flags while pouring staggering amounts of opioids into Washington”

  • Mar 23rd, 2019
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR) descend in a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR swimmers and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

NAS Whidbey SAR Conducts MEDEVAC from Lopez Island

Submitted by NAS Whidbey A search and rescue team from Naval Air…

  • Mar 21st, 2019
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR) descend in a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR swimmers and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

Friday Harbor man charged for assault against a deputy

Antonio Prieto-Sanchez, 56, of Roche Harbor, was charged in the San Juan…

Friday Harbor man pleads guilty to no-contact order violation

John Mitsoyianis, 58, of Friday Harbor, was sentenced to 20 days electronic…

Tax time phone scams

Submitted by IRS Media Relations As the April filing deadline approaches, the…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

AG Ferguson responds to questions about gun control initiative

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Attorney General Bob Ferguson released…

  • Mar 15th, 2019

Building lobby opposes legislation

Submitted by the Building Industry Association of Washington Lawmakers arrived at the…

  • Mar 15th, 2019
Navy photo
                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy announces decision on Growlers

Under a decision announced today, the Navy will add 36 EA-18G Growler…

Navy photo
                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field near Coupeville on Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy)
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field near Coupeville on Whidbey Island. / U.S. Navy photo

Navy chooses to add 36 Growlers to NAS Whidbey Island

Submitted by NAS Whidbey Island After carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and…

  • Mar 13th, 2019
An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field near Coupeville on Whidbey Island. (U.S. Navy)
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field near Coupeville on Whidbey Island. / U.S. Navy photo

Abandoned autos, dangerous drivers and violated vehicles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Inslee launches 2020 presidential campaign

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee announced he…

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Orcas man convicted for domestic violence

Colt Lee Hausauer, 31, of Orcas Island, was convicted in San Juan…

Update from the Islands’ Oil Spill Association

Submitted by SJC DEM In Eastsound on Feb. 26, nearly 30 people…

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Legislators seek to reduce pollution by limiting plastic bag use

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers aim to reduce pollution…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Judge imposes state’s recommendations in Hunter sentencing

Sean Michael Hunter, 24, was sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison…

Emergency error; tool theft; attitude adjustment | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 8th, 2019

Law would eliminate personal objection to vaccines

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would eliminate…

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Funding to encourage thoughtful online behavior

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Media literacy and digital citizenship…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Lopez man charged with burglary, imprisonment and malicious mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was charged in the San Juan…

UW Medicine error exposes nearly 1 million patient records

Submitted by UW Medicine On Dec. 26, 2018, UW Medicine became aware…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

House passes bill to raise age limit for tobacco sales

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed law to raise…

  • Mar 4th, 2019

OPALCO candidate by petition disqualified

Submitted by OPALCO An OPALCO member, Dwight Lewis of Lopez Island, completed…

  • Mar 4th, 2019