Opinion

Domestic violence: It’s never simple | Guest Column

Interpersonal violence is never simple, especially when you are on the receiving…

  • Nov 21st, 2021

 

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Reject charter propositions | Guest column

by Tony P. Ghazel 2021 CRC Commissioner The action of the Charter…

  • Oct 27th, 2021

 

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An antidote to news deserts| Reporter’s Notebook

If you’re reading this from a print edition you’re holding in your…

 

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Childcare – an economic driver in our community

By Victoria Compton, EDC; Jim Connell, Early Childhood Education Initiative; Jennifer Armstrong,…

  • Oct 12th, 2021
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40th District delegates talk ferry disruptions

Submitted by the 40th District Delegation. Washington State Ferries, being our state’s…

  • Oct 12th, 2021
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Letter

Library COVID protocol story corrections | Letter to the Editor

Although I agree with the overall discussion about the thought processes described…

  • Oct 5th, 2021
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Vote for climate action, justice, equity and responsive government | Guest column

Submitted by Charter Review Commissioners Jane Fuller, Richard Grout and Kevin Ranker.…

  • Oct 11th, 2021
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In response to “Eliminating ‘Us’ and ‘Them” | Guest column

Submitted by Steve Snowden, Lopez Island. I’m am writing in objection to…

  • Sep 30th, 2021
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Eliminating ‘us’ and ‘them’ | Guest column

by Brad Brown I live on Orcas. I moved here six years…

  • Sep 11th, 2021
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Tree protections? Planning for growth? Your help is needed by Sept 14 | Guest column

By R. Brent Lyles, Executive Director, Friends of the San Juans. It’s…

  • Sep 9th, 2021
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Lekanoff updates her constituency on social issues | Guest column

The following was originally published in State Rep. Debra Lekanoff’s Friday newsletter…

  • Aug 28th, 2021
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letters

A good first step | Letter to the Editor

Some of us demand that our government tighten and enforce environmental laws.…

  • Aug 27th, 2021
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On vaccines and masking | Guest column

Submitted by J. Burk Gossom, M.D., Friday Harbor. Immunizations are one of…

  • Aug 14th, 2021
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New laws make law enforcement difficult | Guest column

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs. As of 12:01 a.m.…

  • Aug 2nd, 2021
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SJICD

Get certified in Eco Restoration with new course offerings

The new Ecological Restoration Certificate in the San Juan Islands is provided…

  • Jul 22nd, 2021
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Support EMS levy | Letter

Support EMS levy I want to encourage my fellow Lopezians to vote…

  • Jul 20th, 2021
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Revisiting the Comprehensive Plan | Letter

Revisiting the Comprehensive Plan To the Editor, The Friends of the San…

  • Jul 17th, 2021
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County finance update: Coming out of the pandemic

Submitted by F. Milene Henley, San Juan County Auditor I have always…

  • Jul 8th, 2021
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Explosive development drives interest in county’s Comp Plan update

By R. Brent Lyles Executive Director, Friends of the San Juans Judging by…

  • Jun 27th, 2021
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Editorial

Vacation rentals alone aren’t causing the affordable housing crisis | Editorial

By Mandi Johnson Six months ago — when the vacation rental permit…

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A thought on vaccines | Guest column

by Andre Entermann Lopez Island I would like to first express my…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021
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COVID-19 is a huge concern at immigrant detention centers | Guest column

Submitted by Elly Hoague, Co-lead for the Orcas Women’s Coalition Immigrant Rights…

  • Jun 17th, 2021
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Wildfire Corner: Can firefighters and first responders find you? | Guest column

By Guy Gifford Landowner Assistance Forester and Fire Prevention and Firewise Coordinator,…

  • Jun 16th, 2021
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If you want to have fun on the water, you also have to follow safety guidelines.

Stay safe while enjoying the water | Editorial

One of the true joys of living in the San Juans is…

If you want to have fun on the water, you also have to follow safety guidelines.
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Open letter to the Lopez community | Guest column

Submitted by Nancy Ewert, Lopez Island. A few weeks ago, a longtime…

  • Jun 2nd, 2021
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Memorial Day is May 31.

The significance of Memorial Day | Editorial

It’s a three-day weekend. It’s the launch of summer. It’s barbecue time.…

Memorial Day is May 31.
Readers weigh in on motherhood.

The magic of motherhood | Editorial

In my life and experience of motherhood, I’ve come to realize that…

Readers weigh in on motherhood.
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Knowing our past: A proposal to rename Harney Channel to Cayou Channel |Guest Column

By Ken Carrasco (Orcas Island) and Stephanie Buffum (Shaw Island) The naming…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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Sign up now for your COVID-19 vaccine

Submitted by San Juan County More than 2,000 vaccine appointments are now…

  • Apr 27th, 2021
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Editorial

Celebrating Mother Earth | Editorial

As the days grow longer and warmer, the birds start to sing…

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Spring brings possibilities | Reporter’s Notebook

There’s no denying Spring has come to the San Juans. And, just…

  • Apr 1st, 2021
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Can vacation rentals be good neighbors? | Guest column

By Yonatan Aldort Vacation Rental Work Group As the dust settles around…

  • Mar 23rd, 2021
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Stop Vilifying Vacation Rentals | Guest column

Submitted by Jan Scilipoti Hosting on the Rock I came to be…

  • Mar 23rd, 2021
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Helping your teen have a happy and healthy relationship | Guest column

Submitted by SAFE San Juans So, it is time for “that” discussion…Your…

  • Mar 8th, 2021
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Women’s History Month: Why it’s important | Reporter’s Notebook

So, here we are, celebrating another March Women’s History Month. Considering all…

  • Feb 22nd, 2021
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National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Submitted by SAFE San Juans February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness…

  • Feb 7th, 2021
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Editorial

Your trust in us is valued | Editorial

One of the most disheartening things I’ve witnessed since I began this…

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The aftermath of Jan. 6: What now?

Like many Americans, I’ve been trying to process last Wednesday’s assault on…

  • Jan 12th, 2021
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Looking forward toward a new year | Editorial

By Weekly staff What a decade 2020 has been. It’s become an…

  • Jan 8th, 2021
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COVID-19 stories from the field: Notes from a case and contact investigator

By Sara Eve Sarliker Originally published by the Washington State Department of…

  • Jan 7th, 2021
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