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2021 docket for proposed amendments to the SJC Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations

The deadline for proposed amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan…

  • Jan 28th, 2021
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Unlawful calls to police get scrutiny

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A person who unlawfully summons the…

  • Jan 28th, 2021
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Washington COVID-19 vaccine distribution hits 500,000 total doses administered

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office On Jan. 25, Gov. Jay Inslee…

  • Jan 27th, 2021
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First cases of U.K. COVID-19 strain found in Washington state

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of…

  • Jan 27th, 2021
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Washington’s Working Families Tax Credit gets bipartisan support

Submitted by the Washington State Budget and Policy Center Rep. My-Linh Thai,…

  • Jan 27th, 2021
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State Parks Commission to take action on Navy training proposal

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Jan 27th, 2021
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Community virtual gathering: Stormwater projects in Lopez Village

Submitted by San Juan County Join the County’s Environmental Resources Division in…

  • Jan 26th, 2021
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Ferry ridership down nearly 10 million in 2020

Ridership aboard Washington State Ferries dropped 41 percent from the previous year…

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Signing of the Letter of Intent on Jan. 2. From left to right: Steve and Terri Mason, Jennifer Swanson and Learner Limbach.

Nonprofit aims to purchase the Shaw General Store

Submitted by the Save the Shaw Store Board of Directors Imagine the…

  • Jan 23rd, 2021
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Signing of the Letter of Intent on Jan. 2. From left to right: Steve and Terri Mason, Jennifer Swanson and Learner Limbach.
Empty desks await students at Friday Harbor Elementary School. (Emillie Novak/staff photo)

Parents, educators worry Inslee schools budget falls short

By Patric Haerle WNPA News Service Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for…

  • Jan 22nd, 2021
Empty desks await students at Friday Harbor Elementary School. (Emillie Novak/staff photo)
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Hundreds debate fast-action bill to skip first phase of recovery plan

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Dozens of business owners — from…

  • Jan 22nd, 2021
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Carousing calf, breached barrier, resolved ruckus | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

Jan. 6 • A San Juan deputy responded to a request to…

  • Jan 21st, 2021
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State Parks Commission to hold special meeting on Jan. 21

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Jan 19th, 2021
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Roadmap to Recovery update: All regions staying in Phase 1 for now

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of…

  • Jan 19th, 2021
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Body found on Lopez beach from Anacortes

Submitted by San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner On Saturday Dec. 12, a…

  • Jan 19th, 2021
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Hot topic #41: Vaccine FAQ 4.0

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders

  • Jan 19th, 2021
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Inslee centers inaugural speech on COVID-19 recovery

By Joseph Claypoole Washington State Journal Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his third…

  • Jan 19th, 2021
Gov. Jay Inslee being sworn in for his third term with Chief Justice Steven González.. (Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office/Contibuted photo)
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State’s new two-phase plan and what it means for SJC

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders

  • Jan 19th, 2021
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Strong winds knock out power in all of San Juan County for more than 18 hours

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative In the early morning hours…

  • Jan 18th, 2021
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California man missing from ferry route between Lopez Island and Anacortes

Submitted by San Juan County Prosecutor’s Office A man from California was…

  • Jan 18th, 2021
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Compass Health joins peer providers to launch Fourfront Contributor

Fourfront Contributor is a behavioral health collective focused on strengthening health systems

  • Jan 17th, 2021
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A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon's McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were.

Request for salmon recovery project proposals

Submitted by The San Juan County Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery The…

  • Jan 16th, 2021
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon's McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were.

Use of police force elicits emotional testimony at state Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A proposed ban on the use…

  • Jan 15th, 2021

Policing, racial injustice, governor’s power on Legislative agenda

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service This year’s legislature won’t just be…

  • Jan 15th, 2021

Increased participation might be ‘silver lining’ in online state legislative session

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Service This might be the most accessible…

  • Jan 15th, 2021

COVID-related relief tops state budget priority list

By Patric HaerleWNPA News Service Desperately needed COVID-19 relief is a top…

  • Jan 15th, 2021
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Navy airlifts a second patient from Orcas

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

  • Jan 15th, 2021
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Google gaffe, missing mystery, ruckus reachout | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. Dec. 30…

  • Jan 15th, 2021
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Paycheck Protection Program presentation Jan. 14

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan County…

  • Jan 14th, 2021
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Top stories of 2020

1. COVID in San Juan County It would not be a recap…

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HOT TOPIC #39: Vaccine FAQ 3.0

Submitted by San Juan County This information expands on and updates the…

  • Jan 12th, 2021
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Run for the OPALCO Board: help shape our energy future

Submitted by OPALCO Now is your chance for a seat at the…

  • Jan 11th, 2021
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San Juan County’s weekly COVID update

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Jan 8th, 2021
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Abandoned ammo; departed deer; gratuitous graffiti

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

  • Jan 8th, 2021
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4-H inspired an Orcas resident to work as a dog-groomer and videographer

Participating in 4-H activities as a child can foster a life-long connection…

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Inslee announces ‘Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery’

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee announced “Healthy Washington…

  • Jan 6th, 2021
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COVID case update from San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Jan 3rd, 2021
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Public hospital district boards decide against potential purchase agreement for Hospice of the Northwest

Submitted by Skagit Regional Health The Boards of Commissioners of Public Hospital…

  • Jan 3rd, 2021
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State Parks offers two free days in January

Visitors won’t need a Discover Pass New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday holiday

  • Jan 2nd, 2021
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Larsen: Pandemic relief is a down payment to protect Washingtonians’ health, economic security

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to…

  • Jan 1st, 2021
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