Opinion

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

Respect for the whales | Guest Column

Submitted by Mike Conner Born into a sea of noise, Tahlequah’s calf…

  • Aug 27th, 2019

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Submitted by Dave Dunaway Executive Director SAFE San Juans Four years ago…

  • Aug 20th, 2019

Fourth of July Lions Fun Run/Walk results

Ian M. Lange special for the Weekly Lopezians and friends, again you…

  • Jul 19th, 2019

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

Submitted by Dr. Loren Johnson As reported in the Journal, the State…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Endangered Southern resident orcas absent from the Salish Sea for the first June on record

Submitted on behalf of all the contributing organizations The endangered Southern resident…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jul 1st, 2019

Why the friends?

Submitted by George Lawson Departing daily at 7 a.m. from Quackenbush dock…

  • Jun 28th, 2019

Tourism Mitigation Board

Submitted by Gregg Blomberg I believe San Juan County needs a Tourism…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

Long term health care needed

By Evan Perrollaz, Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member, administrator of the Village…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

Keep the original ferries

Submitted by Mark Schmid Dear Washington State, I write to you about…

  • May 30th, 2019

Re: Steve Bristow’s guest column

By Rhea Y. Miller In response to the guest column by Steve…

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Remembering Martin Friedmann

The recent obituary of Martin Friedmann (Feb. 27, 2019) was very interesting…

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…