Opinion

OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column

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

  • Aug 4th, 2020

 

Plastic Free Salish Sea with Friends intern

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

  • Aug 9th, 2020

 

OPALCO rebuttal to Alex MacLeod | Guest column

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

  • Aug 4th, 2020

 

Daniel Miller running for council

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

  • Jul 28th, 2020

Love is not tourism | Editorial

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

Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column

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

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

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

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Steve Wehrly runs for county council| Guest Column

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Expanding restaurant capacity is dangerous | Guest column

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

  • Jul 15th, 2020

San Juan County’s Coronavirus future

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

  • May 27th, 2020

Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column

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

  • May 1st, 2020

COVID19

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

  • Apr 7th, 2020

A story of hope

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

  • Apr 5th, 2020

We can’t ignore coronavirus | Editorial

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

Updated Presidential Primary/Caucus/Convention Procedure

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

  • Feb 11th, 2020

Celebrate Black History Month

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

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

OPALCO should reconsider dam stance | Guest column

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

  • Jan 20th, 2020

What it means to register as a sex offender

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

Start the new year off with our special sections | Editorial

In the first quarter of the new year, your island papers are…

  • Jan 7th, 2020

Good news from around the world in 2019 | Editorial

The Island’s Weekly would like to look beyond the borders of our…

A shuffle of positions at the island newspapers

Staff report There have been a few changes in the island newspapers…

  • Dec 17th, 2019

Giving thanks | Readers share what they are thankful for this year

It has become a tradition for our island newspapers to share anonymous…

  • Nov 26th, 2019

Lopez School needs proactive leadership | Guest column

Submitted by Chris Aiken From recent allegations of sexual harassment to a…

  • Nov 20th, 2019

Bipartisan hope emerging on climate change | Guest column

Submitted by Mark Reynolds and Ryan T. Palmateer It appears Republicans and…

  • Nov 23rd, 2019

An abundance of opportunities to shop here at home | Editorial

Thanksgiving is a week away, and with that comes the launch of…

Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by the SAFE San Juans Team SAFE San Juans is pleased…

  • Nov 5th, 2019

A Quieter Violence: Spiritual Bypassing | Guest column

Submitted by Erica Karnes Struggling with feelings of sadness and despair lately?…

  • Nov 5th, 2019

Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Submitted by Ken Carrasco Elections such as the one coming up this…

  • Oct 24th, 2019

Sexual harassment, victim-blaming and the future of Lopez | Guest column

Submitted by Erica Karnes Any culture wherein sexual violence is upheld as…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019

Women in business: why we matter

by Diane Craig Staff reporter Why, after nearly three decades, do we…

  • Oct 15th, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by Samantha Community Advocate and Therapist for SAFE San Juans In…

  • Oct 10th, 2019

There’s a better way to resolve conflict | Guest column

Submitted by Kimberly Vora I am writing in regards to the conflict…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

OPALCO, dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion | Guest column

Submitted by Chris and Chom Greacen Orcas Power and Light Cooperative is…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

Sex and the Scapegoat

Submitted by Eleanor Burke As an old English idiom goes, “hell hath…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

By David Turnoy, Chair, San Juan County Democrats For those of you…

  • Sep 10th, 2019

Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Submitted by Cedar Law PLLC Cedar Law PLLC, a Seattle-based education firm,…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

Eliminate the private automobile

Submitted by Stephen Carter I have a modest proposal. Let’s eliminate the…

  • Aug 27th, 2019

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

In the last 10 years, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding has exploded,…

  • Aug 27th, 2019