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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

 

This week's editorial

COVID-19 cases are surging | Editorial

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

 

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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
Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism
Plastic Free Salish Sea with Friends intern

Plastic Free Salish Sea with Friends intern

Kaia Friends of the San Juans’ Summer Intern My name is Kaia…

  • Aug 9th, 2020
Plastic Free Salish Sea with Friends intern
OPALCO rebuttal to Alex MacLeod | Guest column

OPALCO rebuttal to Alex MacLeod | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Despite Mr. MacLeod’s repeated attempts…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
OPALCO rebuttal to Alex MacLeod | Guest column
OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column

OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column

By Alex MacLeod A year or so ago I reported that we…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column
Daniel Miller running for council

Daniel Miller running for council

Submitted by Daniel Miller Former New England Antique shop owner Daniel Miller…

  • Jul 28th, 2020
Daniel Miller running for council
Love is not tourism | Editorial

Love is not tourism | Editorial

We first met when we were 15 years old. We dated when…

Love is not tourism | Editorial
Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column

Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column

Submitted by Christine Minney for San Juan County Council The Orcas Women’s…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column

Mindy Kayl running as Write-In candidate for SJC council, District 2

Submitted by Kayl for Council “As a World and community, we are…

  • Jul 28th, 2020
Sharon Kivisto runs for county council| Guest Column

Sharon Kivisto runs for county council| Guest Column

Submitted by Sharon Kivisto I’m Sharon Kivisto and I’m campaigning to be…

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Sharon Kivisto runs for county council| Guest Column
Steve Wehrly runs for county council| Guest Column

Steve Wehrly runs for county council| Guest Column

Submitted by Steve Wehrly I ask you to vote for me because…

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Steve Wehrly runs for county council| Guest Column
Expanding restaurant capacity is dangerous | Guest column

Expanding restaurant capacity is dangerous | Guest column

By Michael Riordan Michael Riordan writes about science, technology and public policy.…

  • Jul 15th, 2020
Expanding restaurant capacity is dangerous | Guest column
San Juan County’s Coronavirus future

San Juan County’s Coronavirus future

by Michael Riordan, who writes about science, technology and public policy from…

  • May 27th, 2020
San Juan County’s Coronavirus future
Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column

Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column

By Jim Corenman, San Juan Island I was disappointed to see the…

  • May 1st, 2020
Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column
COVID19

COVID19

By Mara Williams, ANP-BC Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D., an internationally renowned physician,…

  • Apr 7th, 2020
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A story of hope

A story of hope

By Glenn Aufderhar A happy story from the great flu epidemic of…

  • Apr 5th, 2020
A story of hope
We can’t ignore coronavirus | Editorial

We can’t ignore coronavirus | Editorial

As islanders, it can be unsettling when the “outside world” comes slipping…

We can’t ignore coronavirus | Editorial
Updated Presidential Primary/Caucus/Convention Procedure

Updated Presidential Primary/Caucus/Convention Procedure

Submitted by David Turnoy The procedure for choosing presidential nominees has changed…

  • Feb 11th, 2020
Updated Presidential Primary/Caucus/Convention Procedure
Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

It’s troubling — but not surprising — to note that the San…

Celebrate Black History Month
The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column

The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column

Submitted by Sorrel North Another Southern resident orca is missing and presumed…

  • Feb 4th, 2020
The pursuit of money versus the prosperity of orcas | Guest column
OPALCO should reconsider dam stance | Guest column

OPALCO should reconsider dam stance | Guest column

Submitted by Elisabeth Robson I hope that Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jan 20th, 2020
OPALCO should reconsider dam stance | Guest column
What it means to register as a sex offender

What it means to register as a sex offender

Periodically, the sheriff’s log will feature entries regarding sex offender residence checks.…

What it means to register as a sex offender