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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

 

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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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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Editorial

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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This week's editorial

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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Editorial

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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