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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

 

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…

 

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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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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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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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Give the gift of giving this season | Editorial

‘Tis the season for giving, and in a year unlike any most…

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Professional whale watchers serve sentinel role to protect whales | Guest column

Concerns surface that proposed WDFW restrictions limit protective actions

  • Dec 9th, 2020
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Bristol Hospice is not on your side | Guest column

Submitted by Joanne Richardson, MFS, EMT-P San Juan Island When Elizabeth Kubler…

  • Dec 2nd, 2020
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Being well through COVID-19 | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, PsyD Chair, San Juan County Human Services…

  • Dec 1st, 2020
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COVID-19 cases are surging | Editorial

For many islanders, summer in the San Juans was marked by a…

This week's editorial
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Getting through these troubles | Guest column

Dwight T. Colley, PsyD Chair, SJI Human Services Advisory Board Everything about…

  • Nov 14th, 2020
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Recognizing Veterans Day, Nov. 11 | Editorial

by Mandi Johnson and Colleen Smith At the 11th hour of the…

  • Nov 10th, 2020
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Sounder, Journal and Weekly endorse Hughes and Palmateer | Editorial

Some local election seasons, it’s clear who our editorial staff will choose…

  • Oct 21st, 2020
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Helping yourself in times of change | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, PsyD San Juan County Human Services Advisory…

  • Oct 20th, 2020
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Celebrating LGBTQ+ history this October | Editorial

This October is the 26th annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month in the United States.

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Supporting island restaurants amid a pandemic | Guest column

The grim reality is that many will not make it through winter.

  • Oct 9th, 2020
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Vote with confidence by mail | Guest column

Submitted by Randall K. Gaylord Voters can vote by mail with confidence…

  • Sep 30th, 2020
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Breaking the domestic violence cycle

Breaking the domestic violence cycle

Behaviors are learned, patterns are reinforced, cycles are repeated.

  • Sep 29th, 2020
Breaking the domestic violence cycle
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Time travel | Guest Column

Submitted by Denny Kaill The COVID-19 virus has caused considerable world-wide economic…

  • Sep 26th, 2020
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Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial

Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial

Economically, socially, physically and environmentally — people are feeling pushed to their limits.

Pandemics take a toll on our mental health | Editorial
Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column

Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column

Submitted by Jeremy Field, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Duane Fladland, Washington Small Business Development Center

  • Sep 11th, 2020
Pivot plan is critical for small business survival | Guest column
Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial

Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial

The staff of the Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and Islands’ Weekly will be spending the next few months writing, editing and designing three important special sections for our island communities.

Upcoming specials highlight seniors, women and shopping locally | Editorial
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The economics of a pandemic | Guest Column

How are we doing: The economics of a pandemic

  • Sep 3rd, 2020
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Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column

Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight T. Colley, Psy.D. Chair, San Juan County Human Services Advisory Board

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Taking care of your mental health amid COVID-19 | Guest column
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Riding out the COVID-19 storm together | Guest column

Submitted by Erin Bernardi As San Juan County winds down our summer…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
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History – Revision by Omission | Letter

History – Revision by Omission | Letter

Submitted by David Turnoy Orcas Island A letter to the editor by…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
History – Revision by Omission | Letter